Found 118 articles starting with F:

flight - correct spelling

flight noun
Example: Our flight leaves at 8:30 p.m....

flotation - correct spelling

flotation noun
Not floatation.Example: The flotation of the rubber duck intrigued the baby girl....

flourish - correct spelling

flourish verb
Example: With this education, she should flourish in her career....

Flout vs. Flaunt

He always flaunts about how he flout the rules every time. ...

fluorescent - correct spelling

fluorescent adjective
Example: The fluorescent light burned for hours....

Flush out vs. Flesh out

Here we have two popular phrases that get confused with each other every now and then, mostly among speakers. But, anticipating that this confusion might someday make its way into people’s writing, I want to take the time to write a preemptive post d...

Flyer vs. Flier

There is a lot of confusion about these two words, partly because there isn’t much consensus ...

foible - vocabulary

noun
A minor failing or weakness of character; slight defect or flaw. It is the foible especially of American youth,—pretension. The mark of the man of the world is absence of pretension. He...

for

Don’t hesitate to start a sentence with For. It’s a coordinating conjunction, and great writers have been starting sentences with conjunctions for hun...

forcibly - correct spelling

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

forego - correct spelling

forego verb
Not forgo
.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses forgo and forego. ...

Forego vs. Forgo

There are countless words in the English language that confuse people on a daily basis. Many of these words sound alike, many are spelled alike, and many have definitions that are so similar it’s difficult to tell them apart. Despite sounding identic...

forego, forgo - vocabulary

verb
Forego: to go before, precede. The past tense is forewent, the past participle foregone.Forgo...

forehead - correct spelling

forehead noun
Example: The baseball hit him on the forehead....

foreign - correct spelling

foreign adjective
Example: The foreign nationals were eager to learn English....

foresee - correct spelling

foresee verb
Example: He failed to foresee the competition in the marketplace....

Foreword vs. Forward

When two words sound alike, but are not spelled the same and do not mean the same things, they are called homophones. There are many of these words in English.It’s easy to confuse two homophones in writing—after all, they are pronounced the same, so ...

forfeit - correct spelling

forfeit verb
Example: This act will cause him to forfeit the deposit....

forgo - correct spelling

forgo verb
Not forego
.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses forgo and forego. ...

forgo, forego

Forgo means “to abstain from” or “to relinquish something.”Forego means “to go before.” (Note the prefix fore-, as in before).Writers often confuse the two, usually...

formal - correct spelling

formal adjective and noun
Example: The formal dance attracted most of the high-school class. adjective...

Formal or Informal Style

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former - correct spelling

former adjective
Example: The former mayor then decided to run for Congress....

Former vs. Latter

If you’re in school or reading any type of academic prose, you have mostly likely seen these two words in so...

former, latter

You should restrict your use of former and latter to those situations where just two referents are involved. The former is the first one; the latter...

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