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Allude vs. Elude

He eluded to the problem but did not mention it. ...

allude, elude

Allude means “to refer to something indirectly or covertly” without actually naming it. The confusion here might come from the fact that elude means “to evade or escape.” They both can imply an elem...

Allure vs. Allude vs. Elude

Allude Pronounce the ‘a’ allude in the same way as you would pronounce a in assume. The rest of the letters are pronounced as leew-d. So, allude is pronounced as a-leewd. The word comes from the latin alludere, meaning ‘to ...

Allusion vs. Illusion

The nouns allusion and illusion sound quite similar, and they both have connotations of intangibility. As a result, they are sometimes confused by writers. Consider the sentences be...

allusion, illusion

Allusion is a noun form of the verb allude and means “a reference to something indirectly or covertly.“An illusion ...

almost

Place almost directly before the word it modifies.The following is incorrect: There was almost a threatening edge to his voice....

almost - correct spelling

almost adverb
Example: He has read almost every novel by John Grisham. adverb (modifying the adjective every)...

along with

See coupled with, as well as, along with, together with, not to mention
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alot, a lot, allot

The word lot is a one-word noun. When you precede it with the article a, you write the expression as two words: a lot. You wouldn’t refer to a tree as ...

Aloud vs. Allowed

This is one of the most common misspellings that appear in English grammar: “aloud” and “allowed”. These words are often confused, especially by those who aren’t sure what they mean. The main reason is, obviously, that they sound perfectly the same. ...

Alphabet vs. Letter

All the letters of a language arranged in order.A mark that is part of an alphabet.A message that you write to someone or that someone writes to you....

already - correct spelling

already adverb
Note: The two-word expression all ready means “entirely ready” or “prepared.” The one-word expression already means “previously” or “so soon.” Though indistinguis...

alright - correct spelling

alright The word alright is misspelled. See all right
.See Grammar.com's section on Problem Words for a discussion of ...

Alternately vs. Alternatively

English is a complicated language and some very closely resembling words of English have meanings that are amazingly different from each other. Alternately and alternatively are two words that have only a slight difference in the...

although - correct spelling

although subordinating conjunction
Note: The conjunctions although and though are generally interchangeable. You should use though, however, when it’...

altogether - correct spelling

altogether adverb
Note: The two-word expression all together means “in a group.” The one-word expression altogether means “wholly, entirely, completely.” Though indistinguishabl...

Altogether vs. All together

It was an altoge...

Aluminium vs. Aluminum

English is a complicated language and it may confuse its learners and native speakers alike due to some very similar words or words that have more than one spellings. Aluminium and aluminum are an example of such words and many p...

always - correct spelling

always adverb
Example: He always works on weekends....

amateur - correct spelling

amateur noun and adjective
Example: As an amateur, Tiger Woods played at Augusta National. noun...

Amber and Igor - Primitive Ancestors

You might think of nouns as naming words. It’s not hard to see why our primitive ancestors dreamed them up, at roughly the same time my eighth-grade English teacher, Miss Hamrick, came on the scene. When we used to grunt at one another in caves, mama...

Ambiance vs. Ambience

You might have seen this word written both as "ambiance" and "ambience", so wondering which one is correct or whether any of these versions is wrong is a normal reaction.Is "ambience" confused for "ambiance"? Is there at least one of these ve...

amenable - vocabulary

amenable - adjective
Willing or ready to answer, serve, agree, yield, or act; agreeable, tractable; legally responsible or answerable, as in She was amenable for her husband’s debt. ...

Amend vs. Emend

You will rarely see "emend" spelled like this, rather than "amend". But you might, and it's important that you know it's not a misspelling, as you may be tempted to think at a first sight, only because you haven't seen it frequently written in this f...

American - correct spelling

American proper noun (always capitalized) and adjective (always capitalized).Example: Though a native of Mexico, she admired the ...

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