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homonym

 See homograph....

Homonyms vs. Homophones vs. Homographs

The words homonym, homophone, and homograph are grammatical terms that are easy to confuse with one another ...

homophone

 See homograph....

Honor vs. Honour

Is someone close to you getting married and you need to print out the wedding card? Are you confused about the phrase Maid of Honor and wondering if it’s Maid of Honour? The difference in the spellings of honor and honour...

Honor vs. Honour

It’s no secret that Americans and Britons spell words differently. American English features many streamline...

hoodwink - vocabulary

verbTo deceive, trick, cheat, swindle. British spy chiefs have grave doubts that Iran has mothballed its nuclear weapons programme, as a US intelligence report claimed last week, and believe the CIA has bee...

Hooves vs. Hoofs

As languages evolve, spellings can change and some words may even develop more than one version. Hoofs and h...

hopeless - correct spelling

hopeless - adjective  Example: The politician now faces a hopeless situation....

hoping - correct spelling

hoping - verb (present participle of the verb hope)  Example: He is hoping to enter medical school ...

horrific - correct spelling

horrific - adjective  Example: He tried to rectify the horrific conditions in the mining industry....

hors d'oeuvre - correct spelling

hors d'oeuvre - noun (plural hors d'oeuvres)  Example: He piled his plate with hors d'oeuvres at...

hospital - correct spelling

hospital - noun  Note: Writers in England usually omit any article before the noun hospital. They would write, “She went to hospital.”Example: After the acci...

however

Mr. Strunk and Mr. White in The Elements of Style urge writers to avoid starting a sentence with “However.” It’s not a grammatical mistake to start a sentence with However. It’s just that g...

humorous - correct spelling

humorous - adjective  Example: The humorous play delighted the audience....

Humour vs. Humor

Humor me! Or, Humour me? This amusing word has two alternative spellings which are most widely used in the English language and guess what? Both of them are correct. Humor without the ...

hurried - correct spelling

hurried - adjective and verb (past tense and past participle of the verb hurry)  Example: The ...

hurrying - correct spelling

hurrying - verb (present participle of the verb hurry)  Example: She will be hurrying over to our h...

hygiene - correct spelling

hygiene - noun  Example: His personal hygiene left a lot to be desired....

Hyper vs. Hypo

English has a lot of confusing words that mix up writers from time to time. Many of these words sound the sa...

Hyphens and Compound Adjectives

Introduction to the Complicated Topic of Hyphenating Phrasal AdjectivesSome general observations should help you understand the principles behind the rule on hyphenating compound adjectives and therefore increase the likeliho...

Hyphens and Compound Nouns

Most Not HyphenatedMost compound nouns are not hyphenated: master builder fellow employee attorney general Complete WordsOthers have migrated and be...

Hyphens and Compound Words

IntroductionIn chapter 3 of the eBook Understanding the Parts of Speech, you’ll learn about compound adjectives, those multiword, often made-up ...

hypocrisy - correct spelling

hypocrisy - noun  Example: The hypocrisy of the preacher became evident to all when the scandal broke....

hypocrite - correct spelling

hypocrite - noun  Example: The hypocrite gave speeches about morality right before he started accepting bribes....

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