Found 171 articles starting with D:

despair - correct spelling

despair noun and verb
Example: The irresponsible young boy was the despair of his parents and friends. noun...

desperate - correct spelling

desperate adjective
Example: The desperate criminal tried to take a hostage....

despot, despotism - vocabulary

despot, despotism - noun
Despot: a monarch or other rule with absolute power; a tyrant or oppressor.Despotism: rule by an autocratic government; tyranny; a count...

dessert - correct spelling

dessert noun
Not desert
.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses desert and dessert. ...

dessert, desert

A dessert is something you eat after dinner.A desert is a hot place with a lot of sand. Desert can also be used as a verb meaning “...

Destroy or Destruct

Destroy and destruct are synonyms to each other.Synonyms are the pair of words which have similar meanings to each other and may be used in each other’s place.Destroy as verb:In English language, destroy is used as a ve...

destruction - correct spelling

destruction noun
Example: The hurricane left the city in a state of total destruction.Example: “We’re on the eve of ...

Detailed or Concise Style

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determine - correct spelling

determine verb
Example: We must determine how the accountant stole our inheritance....

Determiner

Each word in English language has a specific name depending on the position it holds in a sentence. Today we...

deterrence - correct spelling

deterrence noun
Example: The theory of deterrence doesn't work very well with career criminals....

develop - correct spelling

develop verb
Not develope.Example: The real-estate company planned to develop the property with large, unsightly houses....

Developing Your Love Affair

Falling in Love with the VerbPowerful words, these verbs. Maybe that’s why Hugo once said, “The word is the verb, and the verb is God.”Verb PowerPretty neat, these verbs. They aren’t content t...

development - correct spelling

development noun
Not developement.Example: The rising price of gold was a discouraging development for the value of the dollar....

device - correct spelling

device noun
Not devise
.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses device and devise. ...

Device vs. Devise

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devise - correct spelling

devise verb
Not device
.Grammar.com’s Section on Problem Words discusses device and devise. ...

devise, device

To devise means “to formulate a plan.” In the law, devise means “to give away land or other real property in a will.”A device is something that is made to serve a s...

Dialog vs. Dialogue

I wrote a dialogue between a customer and a shopkeeper. ...

Dialogue vs. Dialog

There are a lot of words in any language, including English, which vary though only one or two letters. These ever so slight differences, therefore, are so likely to create confusion and to make you ask yourself which word means what and whether you ...

diary, dairy

A diary is a written record of daily events.A dairy is a place that produces milk or milk products. Dairy is also used as an ...

dictator - correct spelling

dictator noun
Example: The Korean dictator apologized for his nuclear tests....

dictionary - correct spelling

dictionary noun
Example: She consulted the dictionary to find the meaning of the word dictionary....

didactic - vocabulary

didactic - adjective
Pertaining to teaching, intended for instruction; inclined to teach or lecture (to excess), as in a boring, didactic speaker. A didactic play attempts to...

died - correct spelling

died verb (past tense and past participle of the verb die)Not dyed
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