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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’s section on Problem Words discusses device and devise. ...

Device vs. Devise

Device" and "devise" represent a couple of words commonly misspelled due to their similarity. But how do you get rid of this confusion, which can turn into a real problem, especially in academic writing or official communications?The solution...

devise - correct spelling

devise verb
Not device’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...


Pertaining to the time element in language; involving change in a language over time. A diachronic approach to the study of a language is the study of its development over a period of time....

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

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...

Difference between glimpse and glance

The difference is that a glance is deliberate. For example, you glanced at the new toy yearningly. A glimpse is also a short look just like glance, but its not on purpose-its accidental. For example, out of the corner of my eye, I caugh...

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 author has to learn the difference betwee...

different - correct spelling

different adjective’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 ...

dilatory - vocabulary

dilatory - adjective
Tending to delay or procrastinate; tardy, slow. Diligence increaseth the fruit of toil. A dilatory man wrestles with losses.—Hesiod Works an...

dilemma - correct spelling

dilemma noun
Example: She found herself on the horns of a dilemma.** “The original dilemma in rhetoric was a device by which you pr...

dilettante - vocabulary

dilettante - noun
One who engages in art or other subject for amusement, usually in a desultory or superficial way; a dabbler. Also used to refer to a lover of the fine arts. The second reason for his dela...

diminution - vocabulary

diminution - noun
The process, act, or fact of lessening or diminishing; reduction.Note: The adjective form diminutive often refers to people or things that are s...

dining - correct spelling

dining verb (present participle of the verb dine)Example: He was dining with friends when he heard the n...

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