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verbal phrase

We have three verbal phrases in the English language: (1) infinitive phrases, (2) present-participial phrases, and (3) past-participial phra...

Verbs - Definition, Overview, and Lists of Examples

WelcomeBelow you’ll find links to our discussion on the most important word in the English language—verbs. We recommend that you start with the first topic, ...

Verbs - What They Do

Shake hands with the most powerful word in the English language: the verb. You learned the basics in our discussion above. Now let’s carefully explore the five functions of verbs, see what they do, and then understand why F. Scott Fitzgerald once sai...

Verbs - Words That Do or Are

In this section, we’ll explore the most important word in the English language: the verb. If you want to develop a powerful writing style, you must learn what verbs do in our language.Why?The most important word in the Englis...

vernacular - vocabulary

adjectiveConcerning language, indigenous or native, as opposed to learned or literary; using plain, ordinary language; also pertaining to a style of architecture employing techniques, decorative arts, materials, etc.,...

versatile - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: His versatile abilities enabled him to perform many duties....

Vertical, Enumerated Lists

Periods Following NumbersPeriods also show up after the numerals in an enumerated vertical list. Look at this example: His favorite movies included: 1. The Fight Club ...

vestige - vocabulary

nounA visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone; a surviving evidence of a condition or practice. Most people with whom I talk, men and women even of some originality and genius...

vicarious - vocabulary

adjectiveSuffered, done, received, or exercised in place of another, as in vicarious punishment; serving as a substitute; felt or enjoyed through imagination of experience of others, as in a vicarious thr...

vicinity - correct spelling

nounNot vacinity.Example: He lives in the vicinity of the nation’s capital....

vicious - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: This vicious crime outraged the community....

Vicious vs. Viscous

The Government targeted the vicious cycle of poverty. The viscous fluid passing through the pipe entered the ro...

Vicious vs. Viscous

The Government targeted the vicious cycle of poverty. The viscous fluid passing through the pipe entered the room. The words vicious and viscous, though not homophones, have extremely similar spellings and thus are often mistaken for each other by ma...

vicissitude - vocabulary

nounA change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune; successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as in We have been friends through the vicissitudes of 44 years of ma...

view - correct spelling

noun and verbExample: The couple bought an old house with a spectacular view. nounExample: ...

vigilant - correct spelling

adjectiveNot vigilent.Example: After the burglaries, the homeowners became more vigilant....

village - correct spelling

noun and adjectiveExample: They settled in a historic village where they could raise chickens and put up a tree swing for their gra...

villain - correct spelling

nounExample: The villain crept toward the darkened house....

vindicate - vocabulary

verbTo clear from accusation or suspicion; to provide justification for; to justify through argument; to get revenge. Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps underm...

vindictive - vocabulary

adjectiveInclined toward revenge, vengeful; showing a revengeful spirit. “That’s why you were so much struck when I mentioned to Zossimov that Porfiry was inquiring for every one who had pledges!” Razu...

violence - correct spelling

nounExample: The increase in violence in the streets disturbed the voters....

virtue - correct spelling

nounExample: Patience is a virtue....

virulent - vocabulary

adjectiveIntensely poisonous; in medicine, highly infective, as in a virulent disease; also, spitefully hostile. Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most...

visage - vocabulary

nounThe face, countenance, or look of a person; appearance, aspect, as in the bleak visage of February. He was small in stature, with a furrowed visage, which, as yet, could hardly...

visible - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: The planet is visible to the naked eye....

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