Found 148 articles starting with I:

insipid - vocabulary

adjectiveLacking interesting, stimulating, or distinctive qualities, as in an insipid, boring speaker; without a sufficient taste to be pleasing, as in an insipid meal. Kitty, to her ...

insistent - correct spelling

insistent - adjective  Example: His insistent cry attracted the attention of a passerby....

Install vs. Instill

The words instill and install are almost indistinguishable when spoken out loud, and even in writing, they a...

instead - correct spelling

instead - adverb  Example: We ordered tea instead....

instinct - correct spelling

instinct - noun  Example: Through instinct, the birds migrated south for the winter....

insurance - correct spelling

insurance - noun and adjective  Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses the verb forms insure, ensure, and assure....

integrity - correct spelling

integrity - noun  Example: Everyone admired his integrity and wanted him to serve as mayor....

intellectual - correct spelling

intellectual - adjective and noun  Example: The legal field of intellectual property involves patents, trademarks, an...

intelligence - correct spelling

intelligence - noun  Example: He is blessed with high intelligence.Example: We must improve our ...

intensive pronoun

The reflexive and intensive pronouns are the “-self” words, as in myself, yourself, himself, herself, themselves, and so on. These words are used in two ways: (1) to reflect action back onto the actor in the ...

Inter vs. Intra

Did you play any sports in college? Well, if you didn’t play on the school’s football or basketball team, yo...

inter-, intra-

The meanings of these two prefixes differ significantly. The prefix -inter means “between or among.” Thus, interstate commerce is business conducted across state lines. The prefix -intra...

intercede - correct spelling

intercede - verb  Example: She wanted to intercede in the matter to save her son’s reputation....

interest - correct spelling

interest - noun and verb  Example: His interest in science led to a career in medicine. noun...

interface

Let those who delight in using fancy jargon interface with each other. But be nice when you interact with them at Starbucks.In the world of computer technology, the word interfac...

interfere - correct spelling

interfere - verb  Example: The injury won’t interfere with his work....

interference - correct spelling

interference - noun  Example: His interference in our affairs must not continue....

interjection

An interjection is one of the eight parts of speech. It is a word of surprise, as in wow, whoopie do, yikes. It rarely shows up in formal expository writing....

interpreted - correct spelling

interpreted - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb interpret)  Example: The young woman ...

interrogative mood

First, understand this: The word mood has nothing to do with frame of mind, as in happy or sad. It actually refers to mode, which is the attribute of a verb suggesting the speaker's attitude toward the action expressed.The mood of ve...

interrogative pronoun

We have various ways of asking questions in the English language. We can take a multiword verb form and put the subject between the auxiliary verb and the base infinitive, as in ...

interrupt - correct spelling

interrupt - verb  Example: This loud noise from the street will interrupt the meeting....

intransitive verb

Action verbs are either transitive or intransitive. A transitive verb has the intrinsic ability to attach directly to a noun, called the direct object. Bu...

Intransitive Verbs

Verbs Without ObjectsOur forbears noticed something else about their growing list of action verbs. Some lacked the ability to pick up a noun all by themselves. They could not earn that coveted label, noun-picker-upper...

intrepid - vocabulary

adjectiveFearless, courageous, and bold. Unchecked, the tourist will climb over the fence and come right into your house to take pictures of you in your habitat. Cities mindful of tourists have built e...

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