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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 “...

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....

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

It is very easy to make spelling errors. Not even the most experienced writers are immune to these simple, b...

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

If you were a novelist or a playwright, what word would you use to describe a conversation between two or mo...

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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difference - correct spelling

difference noun
Example: There’s a big difference between the two candidates’ views on taxes....

Difference between Clause and Phrase

A sentence in English language can divided into various parts. Each par...

Difference Between Proofreading and Copyediting

No matter what type of writing you are working on, you will sooner or later face the need for proofreading and editing your piece since these are important stages of the entire writing process. Therefore, any...

different - correct spelling

different adjective
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses different from vs. different than. Click ...

different from, different than

Although both of these phrases are common today, some believe that different than is always incorrect. The reason is easy to understand. The word than follows a ...

diffident - vocabulary

diffident - adjective
Lacking confidence in one’s own ability or worth; timid, shy. [Treasury Secretary Nicholas F. Brady] is bland on television and awkward as a public speaker. In a city of bombast ...

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