Found 60 articles starting with O:

obdurate - vocabulary

adjectiveUnmoved by pity, persuasion, or tender feelings; stubborn, unyielding; resistant to moral influence. She stood with her bright angry eyes confronting the wide stare, and the set face; and soft...

obedience - correct spelling

obedience - noun  Example: The general demanded obedience from the soldiers....

obedient - correct spelling

obedient - adjective  Example: The obedient guide dog waited for the light to change....

object

The grammatical word object refers to several of the main functions of nouns (and pronouns). A noun can serve as the direct object of a transi...

object complement

A complement is a word or group of words that completes the action or state of being expressed by the verb. A subject complement typically follows the verb to be or ...

object of a preposition

One of the major roles of the noun or pronoun is the object of the preposition. When a noun or pronoun combines with a preposition, it forms a prepositional phrase, which ...

objective case

The personal pronouns (and the relative or interrogative pronoun who) exhibit case. The case of a pronoun reveals how the noun it replaces w...

Objective Case of Pronouns

Just Between You and MeA reminder. Whenever a pronoun serves as the object of a preposition, it must appear in the objective case.So please heed this advice from Henry Fowler: After a...

obsequious - vocabulary

adjectiveShowing a servile or fawning readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another; overly deferential. What guest at Dives’s table can pass the familiar house without a sigh?—the familiar h...

obstacle - correct spelling

obstacle - noun  Example: The obstacle in the right lane diverted the traffic....

obstinate - vocabulary

adjectiveStubbornly or firmly adhering to one’s own view, purpose, or opinion; unyielding in attitude; inflexible persistence, as in obstinate advocacy for higher taxes; not easily controlled, as in obsti...

obstreperous - vocabulary

adjectiveResisting restraint or control in a difficult manner; unruly; boisterous, noisy, clamorous. A lunatic may be “soothed,”... for a time, but in the end, he is very apt to become obstrepe...

obtuse - vocabulary

adjectiveNot alert or quick in perception or feeling; dull; not observant; not sharp or pointed, blunt in form. It is because the public are a mass—inert, obtuse, and passive—that they...

obviate - vocabulary

verbTo anticipate, eliminate, or prevent difficulties by effective measures, as in to obviate the risk of injury. The Internet, on the other hand, not only creates niche communities—of young people...

occasion - correct spelling

occasion - noun and verb  Example: The party will be quite an occasion. nounExample: ...

occasional - correct spelling

occasional - adjective  Example: She enjoys an occasional glass of white wine....

occasionally - correct spelling

occasionally - adverb  Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here ...

occur - correct spelling

occur - verb  Example: The sale will occur as soon as you meet the offer....

occurred - correct spelling

occurred - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb occur)  Not occured.Example: Th...

occurrence - correct spelling

occurrence - noun  Not occurence.Example: This unexpected occurrence troubled him greatly....

ocean - correct spelling

ocean - noun  Example: She sailed across the ocean in her yacht....

official - correct spelling

official - adjective and noun  Example: The official version differed from the newspaper account. ...

officious - vocabulary

adjectiveIntermeddling with what is not one's concern; overly aggressive in offering one’s unwanted and unrequested services. The government is huge, stupid, greedy and makes nosy, officious...

omission - correct spelling

omission - noun  Example: The omission in the annual report caused the stock to fall....

omit - correct spelling

omit - verb  Example: You may omit these items from the application....

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