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Gage vs. Gauge

English has a lot of confusing words in it. Words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently; word...

gallon - correct spelling

gallon nounExample: The price for a gallon of gasoline will one day exceed $5.00....

gamut - vocabulary

nounThe whole range, sequence, or scale, as in the gamut of emotion from joy to grief.Note: Way too often you will hear people say runs the gambit. Careful. It’s run the gamut...

Gaol vs. Jail

As language evolves, some words drop out of common usage or change with the language. This could result in s...

garden - correct spelling

garden nounExample: My wife’s garden is a sight to behold....

gardener - correct spelling

gardener nounExample: The gardener planted bulbs in the fall....

gauge - correct spelling

gauge noun and verbExample: The gauge of the tracks permitted larger trains to run. nounExa...

gender

Gender is a grammatical concept, though most people today use gender when they mean sex. In other languages, various endings indicate whether a noun or pronoun is a masculine, feminine, or ...

Gender - Masculine, Feminine, Neuter

He or SheOur forbears on the Pronoun Committee had a sinister goal in mind: They set out to wreak havoc on people in the late 1900s and early 2000s. They invented one set of pronouns for men and another set ...

general - correct spelling

general noun and adjectiveExample: The general addressed the troops. nounExample: ...

generally - correct spelling

generally adverbGrammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that dis...

generic - vocabulary

adjectiveReferring to or applicable to all members of a group, kind, or class. In biology, of or referring to a genus. In law, a word not protected by trademark, as in The word “cola” is a generic term....

genius - correct spelling

genius nounNot genious.Example: His musical genius impressed the audience.See ingeni...

germane - vocabulary

adjectiveSignificantly or closely related, relevant, pertinent. Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara . . . are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a sta...

gerund

A gerund is a present participle (-ing verb) used as a noun. If the ‑ing verb acts as an adjective, it is not a gerund but a participial adjective. Thus, the expression a win...

get, got, “got milk?”

The word “get” means “to receive or come to have possession, use, or enjoyment of.” It also means “to cause to be in one’s possession or succeed in having available for one’s use or enjoyment; obtain; acquire.”Some people insist that the expr...

gibe, jibe, jive

Gibe means “to taunt” (verb) or “a caustic remark” (noun).Jibe is generally used only as a verb, and it means “to accord wit...

Gist vs. Jist

English has many words that are spelled differently and have different meanings, but which, when spoken, sou...

Glamor vs. Glamour

English is a very sophisticated language and there are many confusing words in this language which even the natives find hard to understand and comprehend. Along with homophones, homonyms and synonyms, there exist different spell...

Glossary of Grammatical Terms

Here’s the Glossary of Grammatical Terms. Click any word for a complete definition along with examples. acronym, initialism...

gnat - correct spelling

gnat nounExample: The gnat distracted the golfer....

gnaw - correct spelling

gnaw verbExample: He liked to gnaw on the corn cob....

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good, well

As a noun, well is a hole in the ground or a ship’s compartment. Well is also an adverb used to modify a ...

government - correct spelling

government nounExample: “It is rather for us the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which...

governor - correct spelling

governor nounExample: The governor tried to avoid the scandal by covering up the facts....

grammar - correct spelling

grammar nounNot grammer.Example: Finally, the public schools are recognizing the importance of teaching grammar to school children...

GrammaRight - Clickable Help for Writers

What Is GrammaRight?GrammaRight is a series of HTML help files. They contain virtually all the content you find here at Grammar.com. If you want grammar sources you can print, then you should ...

GrammaRight Grammar Software Sample Page - However

Here’s a sample page from GrammaRight grammar software, which shows the proper use of the word however as a conjunctive adverb....

GrammaRight Sample Page - Subjunctive Mood

This sample page from GrammaRight shows the screen you get when you type into the Search Box "What is the subjunctive mood?"...

Grammer vs. Grammar

Many words in English have multiple spellings. In some cases, however, a deviation i...

grateful - correct spelling

grateful adjectiveExample: We are grateful for your help with our new computer system....

Gray vs. Grey

His gray Maserati flashed in the garage. Are you sure it is gray? Shouldn’t it be grey? Does your vowel choice really make a lot of difference in the case of the color ...

great - correct spelling

great adjectiveExample: The great actor played the leading role....

Great vs. Grate

Some people might be surprised to hear that this is a problem for certain writers, but for English language ...

gregarious - vocabulary

adjectiveFond of the company of others, sociable; pertaining to animals, living in herds or flocks. New York is the greatest city in the world for lunch .... That’s the gregarious time...

grievance - correct spelling

grievance nounExample: We lodged our grievance with the customer-relations department....

grievous - correct spelling

grievous adjectiveNot grievious.Example: He inflicted grievous harm on the investors....

Grill vs. Grille

Homophones are words that sound alike, but are spelled differently and mean different things. Grill and gril...

Grizzly vs. Grisly

Grisly and grizzly both have different meanings and spellings but they sound exactly same. These types of words are known as homophones and they cause a lot of confusion among native and new English learners alike. Grizzly and gr...

grizzly, grisly

The word grizzly means “grayish” or “relating to a large brown bear.”The word grisly mean “ghastly or horrible.”Don’t confuse the two.Example: The gr...

grizzly, grisly - vocabulary

adjectiveGrizzly: grayish; also, as a noun, a large bear.Grisly: causing a feeling of horror; gruesome; horrible, as in a grisly murd...

grocery - correct spelling

grocery nounExample: He went to the grocery to buy some milk.Example: She went to the store to buy some ...

gross - correct spelling

gross noun, adjective, and verbExample: He ordered a gross of oysters. noun...

Gross vs. Net

The first time you looked at a paycheck, you may have seen a large number and been very happy, only to have ...

group noun

 See collective noun....

Group Nouns - Singular or Plural

Committee Do or Committee Does? Finally, some nouns that look singular might be treated as plural. Words such as group, team, majority, and many others are called collective no...

Group Nouns - “majority do” or “majority does”?

Another problem of subject-verb disagreement arises when the subject of the sentence is a group noun, also called a collective noun, that is, a word describing a bunch of people or things, such as group, team, majority, and...

Groups of Words Acting as Nouns

I realize that you are glued to this website, riveted by the compelling material and scintillating presentation. But just in case your attention is wandering a bit, LET ME SHOUT AT YOU AND WAKE YOU UP BECAUSE I’M ABOUT TO SAY SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT...

grow, grow the economy

The verb grow is typically intransitive because it describes a process undergone by the subject. Thus: The business grew rapidly....

guarantee - correct spelling

guarantee noun and verbExample: Money is no guarantee of happiness, but it helps. nounExamp...

Guarantee vs. Guaranty

In the modern world, guarantees are everywhere. We hear about them in commercials and we read them on produc...

guardian - correct spelling

guardian noun and adjectiveExample: The child’s guardian provided all his support. noun...

guerrilla - correct spelling

guerrilla nounExample: The guerrilla hid in the bushes until the military trucks passed. nounExample: ...

guess - correct spelling

guess verb and nounExample: We can only guess at the final outcome. verbExample: H...

guidance - correct spelling

guidance nounExample: She sought the accountant’s guidance on her investments....

guttural - correct spelling

guttural adjective and nounExample: His guttural voice frightened the small children. adjective...

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