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partner - correct spelling

partner - noun and verb  Example: Our partner in the venture put up most of the money. noun...

parts of speech

We have eight parts of speech in the English language: (1) nouns, (2) verbs, (3) adjectives, (4) adverbs, (5) pronouns, (6) ...

Parts of Speech

To become an accomplished writer, you must know all about these eight parts of speech. Each is discussed thoroughly in ths section. See below for a table of contents.Download Our Grammar eBooksYou may download our...

passed, past

The word pass has more than two dozen distinct meanings as a verb, another dozen as a noun, and perhaps that many again as part of a ...

passive voice

An action verb is either transitive or intransitive. A transitive verb can hook directly to a noun or pronoun (the direct object). An intransitive verb cannot ...

past participle

The past participle shows up in verb conjugation in two ways: (1) to form the perfect tenses with the auxiliary verb have (I ...

Past Participle - The -ed Verb

Every verb also has a past-participial form, which, for most verbs, you create by adding ‑ed, ‑d, or ‑t. As with present participles, you’ll sometimes have to double up an ending consonant: The past participle of occur...

past tense

The past tense of a main verb shows what happened or what state of being existed earlier at a definite time. When you use the past tense, the activity or state of being is over, finished, done (I ...

Past Tense - How to Form

Here’s the tense the novelist should use, for the past tense describes what took place yesterday and not right now on the beach. Thus, from our novel of purple beach prose above: Juan looked longingly at Teresa, who ...

Past Tense vs. Past Participle

Past Tense vs. Past ParticipleSome people confuse the past tense with the past participle. Usually, they will use the past participle instead of the correct past tense. You will hear some people say I ...

past-participial phrase

Regular verbs typically form their past participles by adding ‑ed. Irregular verbs, however, form their past participles in some other way. For example,...

past-perfect progressive tense

There are six progressive tenses. Some grammarians refer to the progressive tense as the progressive aspect of a verb. The progressive tense shows an “ongoingness” of the action denoted by the verb.Th...

past-perfect tense

The perfect tenses are formed by using the auxiliary verb to have and adding the past participle of the main verb. Thus, the ...

past-progressive tense

There are six progressive tenses. Some grammarians refer to the progressive tense as the progressive aspect of a verb. The progressive tense shows an “ongoingness” of the action denoted by the verb.Th...

pastime - correct spelling

pastime - noun  Not pasttime.Example: Playing poker is his favorite pastime....

patience - correct spelling

patience - noun  Example: The loud barking caused him to lose his patience....

patience, patients

Patients often go to the doctor’s office.Patience is the ability to tolerate the inevitable delay when waiting at the doctor’s office.Example: In most hospital waiti...

patronize - vocabulary

verbTo give a store or business one’s regular patronage; to trade with; to behave in an offensively condescending way. “Of course,” his mother persevered, “some of the programs are not very good, but we oug...

paucity - vocabulary

nounSmallness of quantity; scarcity. It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.—Samue...

pavilion - correct spelling

pavilion - noun and verb  Example: They rented the picnic pavilion for their son’s birthday. noun...

peace - correct spelling

peace - noun  See piece.Example: The country had not experienced peace in decades....

peace, piece

Peace is “tranquility” or “the absence of war.”Piece means a “portion” or “part,” usually of a larger item or group of similar items.Example: There would never be ...

peaceable - correct spelling

peaceable - adjective  Example: He proposed a peaceable solution to settle the nerves of all parties....

Peadiatric vs. Pediatric

Have you been to a hospital and read the board Pediatric Department? Or you might have read a board of Peadriatric Department in some other hospital. So, what is the right word? Whi...

peak, peek, pique

A peak is a “summit” or a prominent “point” that protrudes from another object or series of values.To peek means to “glance quickly.”To pique means...

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