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transferring - correct spelling

verb (present participle of the verb transfer)Example: We are transferring our property to our children....

Transitive and Intransitive

The trick question we used above to determine whether a verb is transitive will always nail a verb as transitive or intransitive: Can I [verb] somebody or something? If yes, the verb is transitive. If no, the verb is intransitive.Naturally en...

transitive verb

Action verbs are either transitive or intransitive. A transitive verb has the intrinsic ability to attach directly to a noun, called the direct object. But an intr...

transitive verb - vocabulary

nounNote: The transitive verb is a good thing to know. Because many experienced writers usually know its ins and outs, I’ve included a brief discussion here....

Transitive Verbs

Verbs with ObjectsAs Amber and Igor became grammatically aware, Amber noticed that action verbs came in two models. One described someone (the subject) doing something (the verb) to someone or something (the direct object). T...

travail - vocabulary

nounHard or agonizing labor, painfully difficult work; anguish or suffering resulting from physical or mental hardship; also, the pain of childbirth. Far travel, very far travel, or travail...

Travelled vs. Traveled

Lee travelled to the Middle East during vacations. ...

travesty - vocabulary

nounA burlesque of a serious work characterized by grotesque incompatibility of style of the original; a grotesque imitation, as in a travesty of justice.Note: Though travesty is ...

treasury - correct spelling

nounExample: The balance in our treasury is woefully low....

tremendous - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: He is a tremendous asset to our organization....

trepidation - vocabulary

nounNervous uncertainty of feeling; tremulous alarm, fear; quivering movement. Immediately after dinner Kitty came in. She knew Anna Arkadyevna, but only very slightly, and she came now to her sister’s with...

tries - correct spelling

verb (third-person singular of the verb try)Example: She tries her best....

trooper, trouper

Both trooper and trouper are used to describe members of a group called a troop (military or police unit) or troupe (entertainers).Example: A highway-patrol trooper...

truculent - vocabulary

adjectiveFiercely brutal, cruel, vitriolic, scathing, belligerent. The past is present everywhere, but Japan is an unusually history-haunted nation. Elsewhere the Cold War is spoken of in the past tens...

truly - correct spelling

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

truncated clause

 See elliptical clause....

twelfth - correct spelling

adjective and nounExample: On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…. adjective...

twelve - correct spelling

noun and adjectiveExample: We ordered twelve. nounExample: The ...

two, too, to

Two is the number right after one.Too means “also.”To is a preposition that helps specify direction ...

tyranny - correct spelling

nounExample: "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." —Thomas Jefferson....

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