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daily - correct spelling

daily adjective, adverb, and noun
Example: He read his daily newspaper. adjectiv...

daiquiri - correct spelling

daiquiri noun
Example: She ordered a strawberry daiquiri....

Dairy vs. Diary

Simply inverting the order of two letters in a word can completely change its meaning. This is exactly the situation for "dairy" and "diary", which are two nouns spelled very similarly. This similarity is also the one that causes confusion, because p...

Dalmatian - correct spelling

Dalmatian Proper noun
Not Dalmation.Example: The Dalmatian rode in the fire truck.Example: The young ...

dangling modifier

A dangling modifier is a phrase or clause that does not hook up to any other word or phrase in the sentence. The dangling modifier is a gross grammatical error, one you want to avoid.The error typically arises with ...

Dangling Modifier

A modifier literally means something or someone that modifies or adjusts something. But when it comes to Eng...

dangling participle

 See dangling modifier


Punctuation is the basic element of English grammar and without it a sentence is not only incomplete but als...


In formal writing, it’s probably best to treat this word as a plural
. Thus: the data are.The singular is ...

data, datum - vocabulary

data, datum - noun
Facts, statistics, or items of information. Note:Data is a plural of datum, which is originally a Latin noun meaning “something given.” Today, dat...

Dates - Day-Month-Year

If you depict dates by day-month-year, not month-day-year, do not use commas. Make certain you use a consistent system throughout the document. Those disliking the required commas for month-day-year expressions used as adjectives (e.g., "your July 1,...

Dates - Month-Day-Year

Comma After the YearWhen you indicate month, day, and year, put a comma after the day and after the year (unless some other punctuation mark, like a period or question mark, follows the year). Include these commas even if the...

Dates - Month-Year

If you omit the day and just include the month and year, do not use a comma: In January 1945 he was born in a large southern city. We now wish to respond to your July 2006 letter....

Dative Case

The grammatical cases in English language are very important to know if you want to excel in English writing...

Dative Case

English is an old language and there are some terms that were used in the Old English which are not so commo...

daughter - correct spelling

daughter noun
Example: Their daughter learned to speak at an early age....

dauntless - vocabulary

dauntless - adjective
Fearless, intrepid, bold. For Thought has a pair of dauntless wings.—Robert Frost ”Bond and Free” (1920) Note: You may ...

daybreak - correct spelling

daybreak noun
Example: We talked until daybreak....

Deal vs. Dealer

Deal vs. Dealer ...

Dear vs. Deer

Dear vs. Deer ...

dearth - vocabulary

dearth - noun
Scarcity, inadequate supply (usually of something desirable). Reverence is the highest quality of man’s nature; and that individual, or nation, which has it slightly developed, is so far unfo...

death - correct spelling

death noun
Example: “Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me….” —Emily Dickinson....

debase - vocabulary

debase - verb
To lower in character or virtue, to reduce in value or quality, as in The Fed debased the dollar; to lower in rank, significance, or dignity. Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by...

debt - correct spelling

debt noun
Example: Consumers continue to take on more and more debt....

Deceased vs. Diseased

The spellings of “deceased” and “diseased” are, of course, similar, but not that similar that they would tempt you to misspell or confuse them. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same about their pronunciations, which are actually almost identical. As a...

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