Found 95 articles starting with M:

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 m...

moral - correct spelling

moral - adjective and noun  Not morale.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses morale and moral. ...

moral, morale

Moral is an adjective used to describe things that have a quality of goodness or character. The word moral also acts as a noun...

morale - correct spelling

morale - noun  Not moral.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses morale and moral. ...

More on the Awful “Like” Word

In my last blog, I began my diatribe against the awful like word. In this edition, we’ll explore some grammar and see how the like word can serve as seven out of the eight parts of speech. Many children develop the like...

moribund - vocabulary

adjectiveAbout to die; on the verge of termination or extinction; on the verge of becoming obsolete. Of the twenty or so civilizations known to modern Western historians, all except our own appear to b...

mortgage - correct spelling

mortgage - noun and verb  Example: He took out a second mortgage on his house and bought a car. noun...

mosquito - correct spelling

mosquito - noun  Example: The mosquito carried a vile disease....

mosquitoes - correct spelling

mosquitoes - noun (plural of the noun mosquito)  Example: The swarm of mosquitoes disrupted the party....

mountain - correct spelling

mountain - noun  Example: They climbed the mountain for the picnic....

mournful - correct spelling

mournful - adjective  Example: She stared out the window at the mournful shadows....

much, many

Much means “in large degree or quantity.”Many means “numerous” or “of an indefinite number.”Generally, much is applied to ...

munificent - vocabulary

adjectiveCharacterized by generous motives, extremely liberal in giving. The noun is munificence. Yesterday was a big moment in the annals of congressional ...

murmur - correct spelling

murmur - noun and verb  Example: The low murmur in the audience distracted the speaker. noun...

muscle - correct spelling

muscle - noun and verb  Example: His injured muscle prevented further athletic activity. noun...

myriad

Though myriad may act as a noun (a myriad of problems) or an adjective (myriad problems...

myriad - vocabulary

nounA vast indefinite number.adjectiveInnumerable. Note: Throughout most of its history in English myriad was used as a noun, as i...

myself, himself, yourself, herself, ourself, ourselves

The Grammar.com section on the Parts of Speech has a thorough discussion of “reflexive and intensive pronouns,” that is, the -...

mysterious - correct spelling

mysterious - adjective  Example: “It’s alright...it’s alright...it’s alright. She moves in mysterious ways.” —U2.Note:...

mystery - correct spelling

mystery - noun and adjective  Example: His disappearance remains a mystery. nounE...

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