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A Comprehensive Guide to the World's Most Difficult Grammars

Top 5 languages with the most difficult grammar Learning a new language may be thrilling and challenging at the same time. While learning certain languages is very simple, learning others takes more time and effort. The top five languages wit...

A Final Summary of Verbs

Summary of VerbsVerbs fulfill five functions in our language. In their conjugated form, they enable us to form clauses, either as complete sentences or as dependent clauses. They also appear as infinitives (to verbs)...

A General Summary of Nouns

At this stage, we are still just exploring the eight parts of speech. The first is the noun. Above, we learned that nouns serve to name things, people, places, ideas, feelings, and other abstractions. One way to test a word to see if it’s acting as a...

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a lot - correct spelling

a lot noun
Not alot, which is simply not a word. You wouldn't climb atree, would you? Example: He took a lot of pictures...

A lot vs. allot

Karl needed a lot of time for the job. He allotted three breaks a day to everyone in the department....

A short guide to improving your grammar and increase your vocabulary in a month

Working with online writing services present a great way of learning from professionals. They are very resourceful in helping you make the right choice of words and vocabulary to apply in your writing. Effective communication can only be made when on...

A Summary of Adjectives

In this section, we introduced ourselves to the adjective, which comes in a one-word form that either precedes or follows the noun it modifies.When the adjective precedes the noun, it’s in the attributive position.When it follows the ...

A Summary of Adverbs

In this section, we met the last of the working words, the adverb. We have visited the noun, the verb, the adjective, and now the adverb.We learned that adverbs come in a variety of sizes: one-word adverbs, multiword phrases, and multiword cl...

A Summary of Conjunctions

We have three kinds of conjunctions:1. coordinating 2. correlative 3. subordinatingWe have seen that coordinating and correlative conjunctions join two or three or four or more clau...

A Summary of Prepositions

In this section, we learned all about the preposition, whose primary role in life is to stick nouns on sentences. We met three basic kinds: simple, marginal, and compound. We learned that skilled writers don’t use too many compound prepositions like ...

A Summary of Pronouns

We have seven types of pronouns: (1) personal, (2) reflexive and intensive, (3) indefinite, (4) demonstrative, (5) relative, (6) interrogative, and (7) reciprocal.You must commit to memory some of the basic rules governing the correct use of ...

A Summary of the 10 Functions of Nouns

Here they are again—the 10 functions of nouns.1. Subjects of Sentences The professor, John Smith, is the noun expert, so yesterday he gave the class his views on the importance of learning to ...

A Summary of Verbs

We’re going to return to verbs in more detail below, but now let’s summarize what you’ve learned. For right now, you need to remember that all verbs break down into five groups.A Summary of Verbs Verb...

A while vs. Awhile

Is it correct if you spell "awhile" in one word, or are there some specific contexts that require this expression only split, into "a" + "while"? Is there any rule or hint to help you remember when to use the correct spelling in order to avoid any ty...

a while, awhile

Awhile is an adverb that will most commonly follow a verb
. (Could you wait awhile?)A while i...

a while, awhile - correct spelling

a while, awhile noun
Not awhile, which is an adverb
.Example: Wait here for a while. The expression a whil...

A Word About "Nor"

Nor After NegativesThe conjunction nor can serve either as a coordinating conjunction or as part of the correlative conjunction neither . . . nor. As a coordinating conjunction, it can join a comple...

a, an

Writers sometimes confuse the use of the articles a and an. We were all taught that a precedes a word starting with a consonant ...

Abandon vs. Abandoned

Grammatical Roles: "Abandon" and "abandoned" assume different grammatical roles within a sentence. "Abandon" functions as a verb, denoting the act of willingly or deliberately leaving behind, relinquishing, or forsaking someone or something. ...

abase - vocabulary

abase - verb
To deprive of esteem, to diminish a person’s self-worth or effectiveness; to degrade or demean; to humble, humiliate, mortify; to bring low, take down a peg. When ...

Abbreviate vs. Abbreviation

To make something shorter, such as a word.A short way of writing a word....

abeyance - vocabulary

abeyance - noun
A state of suspension or temporary inaction; the condition of being temporarily set aside or held in suspension, as in They held the program in abeyance. In law, a co...

ability - correct spelling

ability noun
Example: Her ability as a leader impressed us. ...

Ability vs. Capability

Ability – Ability to do some task means that you can do it and have done it in the past. Ability determines a person’s skill or level of expertise. In other words, it denotes the quality of being able to perform something. For examp...

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