Found 118 articles starting with F:

feel

Too many people use feel when they mean “think, believe, or maintain.” Consider this passage from Newsweek: She feels that crime prevention must start with helping ...

feet - correct spelling

feet noun
Example: She warmed her feet by the fire....

fervor, fervid - vocabulary

noun
Fervor: great warmth or earnestness of feeling; intense heat.adjective
Fervid: intense, heated, or vehement in enthus...

fewer, less

Under the general rule, fewer should be used for plural nouns and things that can actually be counted while less is used for ...

fiancé, fiancée

A fiancé is male; a fiancée is female....

fiat - correct spelling

fiat noun
Example: The government’s fiat ruined the small country’s economy....

Fiber vs. Fibre

Every fiber of her body was throbbing with pain after the crash. ...

Fiction vs. Non Fiction

We see these words in libraries and bookstores, in magazines and online, but what do fiction and nonfiction ...

fictitious - correct spelling

fictitious adjective
Example: The fictitious numbers escaped the scrutiny of the accountants....

fiery - correct spelling

fiery adjective
Not firey.Example: The fiery explosion melted the girders of the building....

File vs. Fill

Fill Fill as we know is to occupy a space with something. For example, fill the bo...

finally - correct spelling

finally adverb
Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that discu...

financial - correct spelling

financial adjective
Example: His financial status enabled him to contribute a large sum for the new hospital....

financially - correct spelling

financially adverb
Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that d...

financier - correct spelling

financier noun
Example: Her success as a financier attracted the attention of the media....

finite verb

A finite verb is a conjugated verb, which shows tense, person, number, and mood
. The opposite of a finite verb is the ...

Finite Verb - Tense, Person, Number, Mood

A finite verb is just that: finite. It’s finite in time, as in present, past, future, and other time dimensions.Tense, What Is It?When we talk about time in relation to verbs, in grammarian parlance we are talking abo...

First Person

You would have heard a lot of times about the term first person. If you are an English ...

firstly, secondly, thirdly

You should use first, second, and third to show textual enumerations in your writing. Many authorities prefer first, not firstly...

Fish vs. Fishes

There are many creatures that live in the water. Some taste good, and some do not. Some have scales, and oth...

Five Kinds of Verbs - An Overview

F. Scott Fitzgerald is quoted as saying, “All fine prose is based on the verbs carrying the sentence.”Let’s look back and make certain we all understand the five kinds of verbs. Broadly, we have two groups of main verbs, action and no-action,...

flabbergast - correct spelling

flabbergast verb
Not flabberghast.Example: He wanted to flabbergast the guests with his rude behavior....

Flammable vs. Inflammable

If you are stuck in the wilderness with nothing to help you survive except a box of matches, you will want t...

Flare vs. Flair

As I’m sure you are well aware, English has a lot of confusing words—and flare and flair are no exception. B...

flaunt, flout

Flaunt means “to show off” or “to exhibit shamelessly.” Flout means “to show contempt for, to mock, to show disdain.” Unfortunately, perhaps because flaunt is commonly used...

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