Found 204 articles starting with S:

simultaneous - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: These simultaneous events will attract large crowds....

sincerely - correct spelling

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

singular

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

site - correct spelling

noun and verbGrammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses sight, site, and cite. Click here for that discussion....

site, sight, cite

Cite means either “to quote” or “to commend” and is usually a verb. As a noun, cite means “a short citation or reference.”...

Situations Requiring the Subjunctive Mood

Let’s explore the modern uses of the subjunctive mood.1. situations contrary to fact 2. wishes 3. suppositions 4. commands1. Situations Contrary to FactLet’s look at the contr...

Six Major Tenses of Verbs

Now you’re ready to conjugate to skip in the six tenses of verbs.To conjugate a verb, you must include all tenses: present, past, future, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect. You must account for all persons: first, sec...

skiing - correct spelling

verb (present participle of the verb ski) and nounExample: He was skiing down the steep trail when the accident occurred. ...

so

Don’t hesitate to start a sentence with So. It’s a coordinating conjunction, and great writers have been starting sentences with conjunctions for hundr...

So our chapter title should read…

You are leaving out the word are.Or perhaps:You’re leaving out the word are....

So the title to this chapter should read…

The chapter title read: “Their mixing up they’re theres.”Do you see the problems? They are mixing up their...

So to fix the title of this chapter…

Our chaper read: “Should you take out it’s apostrophe?”But now you know that “it’s” is a contraction of “it is.” And you know that “its” is the possessive case...

soften - correct spelling

verbExample: He tried to soften the criticism....

solecism - vocabulary

nounA nonstandard or ungrammatical usage, as in There’s lots of cars on the road.A solecism can also refer to a social impropriety, especially in British English. “This [feeding fruitc...

solemn - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: The funeral was a solemn event....

solider - correct spelling

adjective (comparative state of the adjective solid)Example: This material provides solid...

somnolent - vocabulary

adjectiveTending to produce sleep; drowsy, sleepy. Gringoire, stunned by his fall, lay prone upon the pavement in front of the image of Our Lady at the corner of the street. By slow degrees his senses ...

sophistry - vocabulary

nounA false, tricky but plausible argument understood to be such by the speaker himself and intentionally used to deceive.  . . . that phrase of mischievous sophistry, “all men are born fre...

sophomore - correct spelling

noun and adjectiveExample: The college sophomore won the award. nounExample: He improv...

sorcerer - correct spelling

nounNot sorceror.Example: The sorcerer performed some intriguing tricks....

soul - correct spelling

noun and adjectiveExample: A glass of wine is good for the soul. nounExample: We enjoy...

source - correct spelling

noun and verbExample: The reporter refused to reveal his source for the story. nounExample: ...

Sources Cited

In these discussions on Grammar.com, I cite some of my favorite sources. To save space, I use the “short citations” below: Short Citation...

souvenir - correct spelling

nounNot souvenire.Example: Caitlin bought a souvenir at the top of the Empire State Building....

special - correct spelling

adjective and nounExample: Their wedding was indeed a special occasion. adjectiveExample: ...

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