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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

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American - correct spelling

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

Amiable vs. Amicable

There exists words in English language that appear to be closely related to each other hence people believe that their meanings if not exactly the same, are very much similar to each other. That is most often not the case, and it...

among - correct spelling

among preposition
Example: Relax. You’re among friends.For a discussion of the Problem Words among and between, ...

Among vs. Amongst

Amongst" is obviously formed by adding the suffix "-st" to the preposition "among". But you have probably always seen both of these terms used in the same context, just like they mean the same. Then why are they different? Is there something you didn...

among, between

Entire chapters in grammar books have been devoted to this pair of words.Both words are prepositions
.Some assert that between is used only when referring to two...

amount - correct spelling

amount noun and verb
Example: The federal deficit is a staggering amount. noun
Example: ...

Amount vs. Number

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Amplify, Explain, or Digress

Use parentheses to enclose material that amplifies, explains, or digresses from the central message in the sentence: The disagreement between the president and the treasurer (they had fought over the issue a n...

Amuse vs. Bemuse

You may be confused by the words amused and bemused. They sound so much the same but mean something completely different. This could bemuse some and amuse others. Don’t let it befuddle you because it’s really quite funny. Worry n...

anachronism - vocabulary

anachronism - noun
Anything or anyone not in the correct historical or chronological time; an error in the assignment of a date or time to a person, thing, or event, as in To describe Mozart in the 19...

analysis - correct spelling

analysis noun
The plural is analyses.Example: The board paid attention to our analysis of the...

analyze - correct spelling

analyze verb
Example: You must analyze all options. ...

Analyze vs. Analyse

Analyze vs. Analyse"Analyze" and "analyse" are two other English words confusing people around with their spell...

Anaphoric Reference

The word anaphora is an English word that means the repetition of something. When used in English grammar, a...

anathema - vocabulary

anathema -noun
A person or thing loathed, hated, or detested; a curse or execration, as in This topic is anathema to him.Note: The plural is anathemas. ...

and

Don’t hesitate to start a sentence with And. It’s a coordinating conjunction, and great writers have been st...

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