Found 294 articles starting with P:

principle - correct spelling

principle - noun  Note: For a discussion of the differences between principal and principle, see Grammar.com’s section on Common Grammatical Mistakes. ...

printout - correct spelling

nounThe verb form (complement verb) is print out.Here’s a usage note from Dictionary.com.The transition from ...

prior to, subsequent to

The expression prior to means nothing more than before. Yet many professionals insist on using prior to because it sounds intelligent. It isn’t. All it does is stuff up you...

prioritize

The word prioritize gums up the styles of many people lacking an ear for good writing. Delete it from your vocabulary. Instead, use set priorities or establish priorities....

privilege - correct spelling

privilege - noun  Not priviledgeExample: It was his privilege to be at that meeting....

privity, privy - vocabulary

nounPrivity: knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter. In law, a relationship between or among parties, typically to a contract.Privy: a...

probably - correct spelling

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

probity - vocabulary

nounVirtue or integrity tested and confirmed; honesty; the trait of having strong moral principles. Once regarded as the model of probity, Mayor Bradley, now 71 years old, is under investig...

Problem Words - Definition, Overview, and Lists of Examples

The TroublemakersMany words in the English language set traps for even the most accomplished writer. Here, on Grammar.com, we’ve provided discussions of over 200 of these troublemakers. (Scroll down for an alphabetical list.)...

procedure - correct spelling

procedure - noun  Example: This medical procedure can save her life....

proceed - correct spelling

proceed - verb  Example: You must proceed with caution....

Proceed vs. Precede

The English language is full of words that are similar to each other but also quite distinct. Some of these words sound the same, some are spelled the same, and some have similar origins, but they are all different in their meani...

proceed, precede

To proceed means “to go forward,” “to carry on,” or “to originate from a source.” The verb proceed is distinctly intransitive. That is, you...

prodigious - vocabulary

adjectiveImmense, extraordinary in size; wonderful, marvelous. America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the ...

prodigy - vocabulary

nounA person, especially a child, with remarkable gifts or qualities; a marvelous example; a wonder. Today’s pressures on middle-class children to grow up fast begin in early childhood. Chief among them is ...

produce - correct spelling

produce - verb and noun  Example: This plan will produce the best results. verbExample...

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profession - correct spelling

profession - noun  Example: The medical profession has improved healthcare for all....

professional - correct spelling

professional - adjective and noun  Example: Their professional approach with their clients ensured their success. ...

professor - correct spelling

professor - noun  Example: The professor urged his students to learn grammar....

proffer - vocabulary

verbTo offer to another for acceptance.nounThe offer itself. During my employment of seven years or more in Washington after the war (1865–72) I regularly saved part of m...

profitable - correct spelling

profitable - adjective  Example: The company will be profitable early next year....

profligacy, profligate - vocabulary

nounProfligacy: the trait of spending lavishly or extravagantly; unrestrained indulgence in sensual pleasure.adjectiveProfligate:...

profuse - vocabulary

adjectivePlentiful, copious, abundant; giving or spending freely, often to excess, as in profuse praise. The little flower which at this season stars our woods and roadsides with its p...

progeny - vocabulary

nounDescendant, offspring, child; something originating or resulting from something else. Preschoolers sound much brighter and more knowledgeable than they really are, which is why so many parents and grand...

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