Found 70 articles starting with L:

legitimate - correct spelling

legitimate - adjective and verb  Example: He is the legitimate successor to the throne. adjectiv...

leisure - correct spelling

leisure - noun and adjective  Example: After work, we enjoy our leisure. nounExam...

Lend vs. Loan

English has many words that refer to the borrowing of goods and money. Two of the most common words that apply to this context are loan and lend. Do they mean the same thing? Or, ar...

length - correct spelling

length - noun  Example: He used a length of rope to secure the sail.Example: The speaker spoke at some ...

lesson - correct spelling

lesson - noun  Example: She learned her lesson well and never went there again....

Let’s fix the title of the chapter …

So our chapter title incorrectly read: “Yesterday, they lead us astray.”But now you know that “led” is the past tense (and the past participle) of “lead.” So our chapter title ...

Let’s now fix the chapter title…

The chapter title read: “If I was you, I’d learn the subjunctive mood.”Quite clearly, I am not you. To state a situation contrary to fact, you need the subjunctive mood. You fo...

liable, libel - vocabulary

adjectiveLiable: legally responsible; subject or susceptible to; likely or apt. Note: Liable is often interchangeable with likely i...

liaison

Commonly misspelled laison or liason. The most common pronunciation is lee-ay-zahn with the accent on -ay....

liaison - correct spelling

liaison - noun  Example: She served as the president’s liaison with Congress....

library - correct spelling

library - noun  Example: The local library provided special programs for small children....

Licence vs. License

Are you licensed to use this machine? ...

license - correct spelling

license - noun and verb  Example: He told the police that his driver’s license had expired. noun...

lieutenant - correct spelling

lieutenant - noun  Example: The U.S. Navy lieutenant received an award for bravery.Example: The crime boss and his ...

light - correct spelling

light - noun, adjective, and verb  Example: She turned out the light and fell asleep. ...

lightening - correct spelling

lightening - noun and verb (present participle of the verb lighten)  Example: In late pregnancy, a woman experiences her ...

lightning - correct spelling

lightning - noun, verb, and adjective  Example: The flash of lightning struck the ho...

likelihood - correct spelling

likelihood - noun  Example: The likelihood of her victory increased each day....

likely - correct spelling

likely - adjective and adverb  Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. ...

linking verb

A linking verb is also called a copula or copulative verb. It shows no action. Instead, it links the grammatical subject usually to an adjective, sometimes to a noun...

Linking Verbs

In point of fact, the verb to be is also a linking verb. But I prefer to put be in a category all by itself and then treat linking verbs separately. We learned above that the verb to be can connect a grammatical subject to ...

liquefy - correct spelling

liquefy - verb  Not liquify.Example: You should follow the recipe and liquefy the strawberries....

listen - correct spelling

listen - verb  Example: At a railroad crossing, you should stop, look, and listen....

Liter vs. Litre

Have you ever wondered about the spellings of liter? Does writing liter makes you rethink and reconsider how you should spell it for you have come across two types of liter? You are not to be blamed! The word liter exist in two alternative spellin...

literal - correct spelling

literal - adjective  Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses literally and figuratively. Click here for t...

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