Found 125 articles starting with F:

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

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
Grammar.com'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...

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...

fourteen - correct spelling

fourteen noun and adjective
Example: At the age of fourteen, he drove his father’s truck. noun...

fourth - correct spelling

fourth adjective
Example: In the fourth and final act, the king met his demise....

fourth, forth

Fourth is the one between third and fifth.Forth means “forward” or “onward.”Example: After their fourth year of college, most students will graduate...

fragment

A sentence fragment is a single word or a group of words that does not qualify as a complete grammatical sentence
. It might be a dependent clause written as a complete sentence. Or it might simp...

frequent - correct spelling

frequent adjective
Example: The bus makes frequent stops in the airport....

Frequently Asked Questions

A lot or Alot?
A or An?
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Frequently Misspelled Words

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friend - correct spelling

friend noun
Example: His friend gave him emotional support in his time of need....

fright - correct spelling

fright noun
Example: The audience could sense the fright in the upcoming scene....

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