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bachelor - correct spelling

bachelor noun
Example: He is the world’s most eligible bachelor....

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So why are the examples at the beginning of this chapter incorrect?Here are the examples from the best-selling Toxin: 1. Kelly regarded Tracy in an attempt to interpret her comment. Kelly couldn’t qui...

bad, badly

Bad ordinarily acts as an adjective, badly as an adverb
. Bad normally describes how things a...

balance - correct spelling

balance noun and verb
Example: The balance in the account was more than enough. noun
Example:...

Bale vs. Bail

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balloon - correct spelling

balloon noun and verb
Example: The little girl lost her balloon. noun
Example: The f...

Balmy vs. Barmy

Barmy and balmy sound exactly alike, and with the exception of one word (r in barmy and l in balmy) their spellings are very much similar too. The meanings of both the words however...

banal - vocabulary

banal - adjective
Drearily commonplace, hackneyed, trite, lacking in originality. If you killed off Lizzie McGuire's entire family and sent her to live with an evil stepmother and two...

barbecue - correct spelling

barbecue noun and verb
Sometimes spelled barbeque.Example: We enjoyed the North Carolina barbecue. ...

Barbeque vs. Barbecue

People love "barbecue time", as they usually associate it with a free day spent with friends, chatting and feeling good outdoors. But taking a closer look at its name, this word started to create confusion within the last years.You might have...

bargain - correct spelling

bargain noun and verb
Example: We found a bargain at the yard sale. noun
Example: Yo...

Base vs. Bass

Even though they are correctly pronounced differently, the fact that “base” and “bass” have quite similar spellings often determines some English users to pronounce them almost identically and, consequently, to confound them and use them one instead ...

basic - correct spelling

basic adjective and noun (basics)Example: Sugar is the basic ingredient. adjective...

basically - correct spelling

basically adverb
Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that dis...

Bathe vs. Bath

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Bear vs. Bare

They may be pronounced just the same, but “bear” and “bare” can definitely not be confused in an expression. They represent completely different things and should never be misspelled.Both words have double functions, both working as verbs and...

beautiful - correct spelling

beautiful adjective
Example: We enjoyed the beautiful sunset....

because - correct spelling

because subordinating conjunction
Note: Forget your teacher’s rule about not starting a sentence with Because. Emily Dickinson’s poem Death begins: “Because I...

because, as, since, for

See as, because, since, for
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become - correct spelling

become verb
Example: He will become annoyed with his situation rather quickly....

before - correct spelling

before preposition, subordinating conjunction, and adverb
Example: He fell asleep bef...

beggar - correct spelling

beggar noun and verb
Example: He gave a dollar to the beggar. noun
Example: The war ...

beginning - correct spelling

beginning noun, adjective, and verb (present participle of the verb begin)Example: In the ...

Behavior vs. Behaviour

Behavior/Behaviour is one of many words that are spelled differently in American English and UK English. It is part of a pattern that extends across the majority of words with the same ending, such as color/colour, harbor/harbour...

being - correct spelling

being noun and verb (present participle of the verb to be
)Example: The movie character was a rather exotic ...

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