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auxiliary verb

When you conjugate a one-word verb, you can form the present tense (he decides) and the past tense (he decided) with just one verb word. But when yo...

Auxiliary Verb

Verbs are one of the first parts of speech a child learns about in high school. They are the main building b...

Auxiliary verbs

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Auxiliary Verbs - Called “Helping Verbs”

Some people refer to auxiliary verbs as helping verbs.The main verbs we use in the English language break down into the four major verb types:1. action transitive verbs 2. action intransitive verbs 3. the verb to be ...

available - correct spelling

available adjective
Example: We have some available funds for the investment....

avarice - vocabulary

avarice - noun
An unquenchable desire for riches; a miserly desire. By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil...

avenue - correct spelling

avenue noun
Example: She watched him stroll down the avenue....

aver - vocabulary

aver - verb
To assert or affirm with confidence; to declare in a preemptory or positive manner. In law, to allege something as a fact, often followed by a that clause, as in The plaintiff ave...

averse - vocabulary

averse - adjective
Strongly disinclined, a strong feeling of opposition, as in She was averse to taking the risk.Note: Often used with the negative not, as ...

awake, awaken, wake, waken

These words often trip up writers and speakers. All four of them have similar meanings, though some have usages the others cannot perform. Let’s start with some with unique features.Only wake can appear in expression...

Award vs. Reward

Award Award can be used as a noun or a verb. It means a prize or a grant ...

awful - correct spelling

awful adjective and adverb
Note: Some people object to the use of awful or awfully as adverbial intensifiers, but these forms appeared in the early 19th...

awhile - correct spelling

awhile adverb
Not a while (a noun form).See Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words. ...

awkward - correct spelling

awkward adjective
Example: The awkward teenager managed to survive the ordeal....

Axe vs. Ax

Axe vs. Ax They sound the same, they mean the same and they are also written almost the same. One single letter represents the only spelling difference. Is this all? Is the pair of words "axe" and "ax" just another common American/Brit...

axle - correct spelling

axle noun
Not axel.Example: The front axle on the car was defective....

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