Found 294 articles starting with P:

please - correct spelling

please - adverb and verb  Example: Would you please turn off the radio. adverbExam...

pleasure - correct spelling

pleasure - noun and verb  Example: He took great pleasure in handing out the awards. noun...

plebeian - vocabulary

adjectiveCommonplace, vulgar or coarse in nature; of or associated with the great masses of people; relating to or belonging to the ancient Roman plebs.nounA member of the common pe...

plenitude - correct spelling

plenitude - noun  Not plentitude.Example: There was a plenitude of food from many nations....

plight - correct spelling

plight - noun and verb  Example: We found ourselves in a terrible plight. nounExample:...

plural

Nouns and pronouns are either singular or plural. Nouns typically form their plurals by adding ‑s, (boys), ‑es (torches), or ‑ies (cit...

Plurals of Nouns

Notice that words are characterized as nouns by their ability to form plurals. (Some pronouns have this ability as well, e.g., other and others.) You will form the plural for most nouns by adding ‑s or ‑es. Jus...

pneumonia - correct spelling

pneumonia - noun  Example: He barely survived the pneumonia....

pocket - correct spelling

pocket - noun and verb  Example: He hid the pistol in his pocket. nounExample: ...

poignant - vocabulary

adjectiveProfoundly touching or moving; strong in mental appeal; affecting the emotions. There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail....

poinsettia - correct spelling

poinsettia - noun  Not pointsettia.Example: The red poinsettia graced the Christmas table....

poison - correct spelling

poison - noun and verb  Example: She put out some rat poison in her attic. nounExample...

Pole vs. Poll

The director promised to strike the poll in the ground if the results of the pole were in his favor....

policeman - correct spelling

policeman - noun  Example: The armed policeman overpowered the thug....

political - correct spelling

political - adjective  Example: The political debate lasted far into the night....

population - correct spelling

population - noun  Example: The U.S. population now exceeds 300 million....

pore, pour, poor

To pore means “to read” or “to ponder.”To pour means "to cause a liquid or granular solid to flow."Poor means to be "of bad quality or low economic status."...

portend - vocabulary

verbTo indicate in advance, especially by previous signs; to presage, foreshadow; to signify, mean. “Rise in Cases of West Nile May Portend an Epidemic” —Denise Grady ...

portent - vocabulary

nounAnything that indicates what is about to happen; a significant threat; a marvel or prodigy, something amazing. Self-parody is the first portent of age.—Larry McMurtry ...

portray - correct spelling

portray - verb  Example: She will portray the events in a positive light....

portrayal - correct spelling

portrayal - noun  Example: His portrayal of the king impressed the critics....

positive - correct spelling

positive - adjective and noun  Example: The positive results of the meeting increased our confidence. ...

positive state

Adjectives and adverbs exhibit a positive state, which simply shows the attribute expressed by the adjective (hot) or adverb (quickly). If the adjective or adverb seeks to show that som...

Positive, Comparative, Superlative

Postive, Comparative, Superlative - Good, Better, BestRecall how we defined nouns as words capable of having plurals and possessive endings. Adjectives (and their first cousin, the adverb) also have a feature that di...

possess - correct spelling

possess - verb  Example: He wanted to possess fancy cars and fancy clothes....

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