Found 87 articles starting with B:

belie - vocabulary

belie - verb To misrepresent, to show to be false; to refute, disprove, gainsay. Often used to show an action directly contrary to the true situation, as in His shaking hands belied his calm smile and...

belief - correct spelling

belief nounExample: This is my belief....

believable - correct spelling

believable adjectiveNot believeable.Example: The plot, at least, was believable....

believe - correct spelling

believe verbExample: He wants to believe in her....

Bellow vs. Below

In English, even minor spelling differences can completely change the meaning of common words. In these case...

bemoan - vocabulary

bemoan - verb To lament; to express grief or distress over; to regard with disapproval or regret. Back in May, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton publicly admonished young folks for thinking of w...

beneficial - correct spelling

beneficial adjectiveExample: The health food provides many beneficial effects....

benefit - correct spelling

benefit noun and verb Example: This benefit attracted the new recruits. noun Example...

benefited - correct spelling

benefited verb (past tense and past participle of the verb benefit)Also spelled benefitted.Example: The slush fun...

Benefitted vs. Benefited

Many writers are flummoxed at the spelling rules in English. In some cases, the consonant at the end of a wo...

beset - vocabulary

beset - verb To attack on all sides, to assail, to harass, as in beset by financial difficulties; to surround or hem in, as in the little town beset on all sides with housing developments...

besides, beside

As prepositions, these two are commonly interchanged, but their meanings do differ, according to traditionalists.Besides means “other than” or “in addition to” while ...

between - correct spelling

between prepositionNote: When you use a personal pronoun with between, you must use the objective case.Grammar...

Biannual vs. Biennial

Biannual and biennial are treated as if they are interchangeable or they mean the same. Some people who know the difference but still get confuse about wh...

bicycle - correct spelling

bicycle nounExample: The little girl loved her new bicycle....

bight - correct spelling

bight noun (a loop in a rope, or a curve in a coastline)Not bite.Note: When you use your teeth, you ...

bilateral - vocabulary

bilateral - adjective Pertaining to two sides, parties, or factions, as in a bilateral treaty. In law, a bilateral contract binds two parties to reciprocal duties. R...

Binging vs. Bingeing

As awareness of eating disorders has increased since the 1980s, so has use of the verb binge. As with many v...

biscuit - correct spelling

biscuit nounExample: My grandmother made the world’s best biscuit....

bite - correct spelling

bite verb and nounNot bight.Example: A child might bite th...

blaspheme - vocabulary

blaspheme - verb To speak irreverently of God or sacred things or beliefs; to speak evil of someone or something. Used as either a transitive verb (with ...

Blatant vs. Flagrant

The majority of linguistic issues that writers face on a day-to-day basis really have nothing to do with gra...

Blockquote Test Page

Only Blockquote Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and sc...

board - correct spelling

board noun and verbExample: Send the report to the board of directors. nounExample: ...

Board vs. Bored

Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled. The words board, bored sound the same ...

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