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Savior vs. Saviour

Languages can shift over time, even in different parts of the world. Many differences in spelling and usage have grown prominent between British and American English. Saviour and savior, for instance, are American and British Eng...

Savior vs. Saviour

Languages can shift over time, even in different parts of the world. Many differences in spelling and usage have grown prominent between British and American English. Saviour and savior, for instance, are American and British English spellings of the...

savvy - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: The savvy writer learned to twist the plot and surprise the reader....

scarcely - correct spelling

adverbGrammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that di...

scary - correct spelling

adjectiveNot scarey.Example: My wife hates scary movies....

scene - correct spelling

nounGrammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses scene and seen. Click here for that discussion.Example: In the...

scenery - correct spelling

nounExample: The beautiful scenery in Virginia attracts many visitors....

scents - correct spelling

noun (plural of the noun scent) and verb (third-person singular of the verb scent...

schadenfreude - vocabulary

A German word meaning the delight in the suffering of others. It often appears capitalized, as all German nouns are capitalized. But in English, the lowercase is perfectly proper.Pronounced: shahd-n-froi-duh. ...

schedule - correct spelling

noun and verbExample: We studied the fall basketball schedule. nounExample: We will ...

science - correct spelling

nounExample: My son studied science in college....

scientific - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: Their scientific findings led to a valuable invention....

scissors - correct spelling

nounExample: She cut the cloth with her scissors....

scurrilous - vocabulary

adjectiveGrossly abusive; expressed in coarse, vulgar language. Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall chara...

season - correct spelling

noun and verbExample: The rainy season comes in the spring. nounExample: I will ...

secede - correct spelling

verbExample: The disgruntled taxpayers wanted to secede and form a new county....

secretary - correct spelling

nounExample: The secretary of the board read the minutes of the last meeting....

seen - correct spelling

verb (past participle of the verb see)Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses scene and seen. Click here for...

seen, scene

Seen is the past participle of see. Note that it is not the simple past tense of ...

seize - correct spelling

verbNot sieze.Example: She will seize this opportunity for her family....

Seize vs. Cease

The enemy countries ceased fire and then one seized the other’s air force base. Does the above sentence makes sense to you? It uses two homophones i.e. a pair or words that have same pronunci...

Semicolon Goes Outside

The semicolon should be placed outside quotation marks. When the quoted matter ends with a semicolon, the semicolon is dropped. According to the editor, writers do make mistakes when "quoting from research sources";...

Semicolons and Independent Clauses

A semicolon separates two or more independent clauses joined without a coordinating conjunction: The Court required police to warn suspects of their constitutional rights; in doing so, it made judicial histor...

Semicolons Instead of Commas

If the series is long and complex or any one element has a comma within it, separate each element of the series with a semicolon: The company has offices in Greensboro, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia;...

Semicolons Separating Elements in a Series

Semicolons Instead of CommasWe reviewed this rule when we discussed the serial-comma rule in the discussion on the comma above. It bears repeating, however. When elements in a series are long and complex or involve internal p...

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