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forego, forgo - vocabulary

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

Foreword vs. Forward: Navigating Literary and Directional Terms When delving into literature or considering directional terms, the terms "foreword" and "forward" may cause confusion due to their similar spellings. This article aims to cla...

forfeit - correct spelling

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

forgo - correct spelling

forgo verb
Not forego’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...

Form vs. From

Form Form is a noun that refers to the shape, structure, or appearance of something. It can also refer to a document that is filled out to provide information or a request for something. Additionally, it can be used as a verb to describe...

formal - correct spelling

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

Formal or Informal Style


former - correct spelling

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

Former vs. Latter

We already discussed about what "latter" means and when it should be used, in a previous article, where we actually outlined the difference between "latter" and "later" and explained how to make sure you never misspell them. If you think it might be ...

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...

formerly - correct spelling

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

formerly, formally

Formerly means “at an earlier time.”Formally means “proper“ or “with official authorization.”Example: Having formerly run the operation as the inter...

Forming the Subjunctive Mood

The English language provides another mood, the subjunctive mood. It was used far more frequently in the olden days. In modern times, we use it mainly to show:1. situations contrary to fact 2. wishes 3. suppositions 4. commands 5. suggestions...

Forth vs. Fourth

Forth vs. FourthGenerally, words that sound identical and have very similar spellings create confusion among En...

fortunate - correct spelling

fortunate adjective and noun
Example: He made a fortunate investment at just the right time. adjective...

Fortunately vs. Luckily

FortunatelyFortunately is the adverb form of the word fortunate meaning a good or favorable situation that happened by chance. Fortune is derived from Latin and English and is a relatively new word (compared to luckily). For example:...

forty - correct spelling

forty noun, proper noun, and adjective
Example: He retired at forty. noun...

Forty vs. Fourty

Forty vs. FourtyDerivation is one of the four means of word formation and probably the most imp...

fought - correct spelling

fought verb (past tense and past participle of the verb fight)Example: He fought ...

Found vs. Founded

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Four Principal Parts or Forms of Verbs

Drink, Drank, Drunk, DrinkingMain verbs appear in four different forms:1. infinitive 2. finite 3. present participle 4. past participleIn Miss Hamrick’s class, we learned the principal p...

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