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Gage vs. Gauge

A commonly misspelled word is "gauge". Not only is it written wrongly in an inappropriate context, but its meaning is also confused with the signification of the word "gage". Let's discuss the difference between "gage" and "gauge" so that you...

gallon - correct spelling

gallon noun
Example: The price for a gallon of gasoline will one day exceed $5.00....

gamut - vocabulary

noun
The whole range, sequence, or scale, as in the gamut of emotion from joy to grief.Note: Way too often you will hear people say runs the gambit. Careful. It’s run the gamut...

Gang vs. Gangster

A group of people with similar interests or goals.An organized group of criminals.If several people gang up on you, they all turn against you.A member of a criminal gang....

Gangplank vs. Gangway

A short bridge or piece of wood used for walking onto and off of a ship.A passageway on a ship or between buildings.A gangplank....

Gaol vs. Jail

As language evolves, some words drop out of common usage or change with the language. This could result in s...

garden - correct spelling

garden noun
Example: My wife’s garden is a sight to behold....

gardener - correct spelling

gardener noun
Example: The gardener planted bulbs in the fall....

Gas Mask vs. Gas Station

A mask that fits over the whole face to keep a person from breathing poisonous gas.A place that sells gasoline, oil, and other things needed to keep motor vehicles running....

Gas vs. Gasoline

A substance, such as air, that will spread to fill any space that contains it.A substance that is used as a source of energy.A liquid fuel used in many vehicles.A liquid fuel made from oil, which i...

gauge - correct spelling

gauge noun and verb
Example: The gauge of the tracks permitted larger trains to run. noun
Exa...

gender

Gender is a grammatical concept, though most people today use gender when they mean sex. In other languages, various endings indicate whether a noun or pronoun is a masculine, feminine, or ...

Gender - Masculine, Feminine, Neuter

He or SheOur forbears on the Pronoun Committee had a sinister goal in mind: They set out to wreak havoc on people in the late 1900s and early 2000s. They invented one set of pronouns for men and another set ...

general - correct spelling

general noun and adjective
Example: The general addressed the troops. noun
Example: ...

Generalise vs. Generalize

There are some minor differences in spellings of the same world in different parts of the wor...

generally - correct spelling

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

generic - vocabulary

adjective
Referring to or applicable to all members of a group, kind, or class. In biology, of or referring to a genus. In law, a word not protected by trademark, as in The word “cola” is a generic term....

Genitive Case

The English grammar is full of terms and words that we are rarely familiar about but still use them in our e...

Genitive Case

Among many other cases in English grammar, there exists genitive case. It is a case which is related to the ...

genius - correct spelling

genius noun
Not genious.Example: His musical genius impressed the audience.See ingeni...

germane - vocabulary

adjective
Significantly or closely related, relevant, pertinent. Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara . . . are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a sta...

gerund

A gerund is a present participle (-ing verb) used as a noun
. If the ‑ing verb acts as an adjective, it is not a gerund but a participial adjective. Thus, the expression a win...

Gerund

We might call ourselves English gurus or grammar gurus but there still are things we don’t know about. There...

Gerunds

Lets first understand the syntax – To form a gerund, use the infinitive + -ing. For example,...

get, got, “got milk?”

The word “get” means “to receive or come to have possession, use, or enjoyment of.” It also means “to cause to be in one’s possession or succeed in having available for one’s use or enjoyment; obtain; acquire.”Some people insist that the expr...

Getting Your Pre- and Post-College Finances in Shape

Reduce Monthly Expenses If you find yourself worried about past education debt, you can do a few minutes of online research and locate a lender who offers consolidation services. By putting all your loans ...

gibe, jibe, jive

Gibe means “to taunt” (verb
) or “a caustic remark” (noun
).Jibe is generally used only as a verb, and it means “to accord wit...

Gist vs. Jist

Some people tend to write down and spell a word just as they hear it, without thinking twice. Not knowing the right spelling beforehand can easily result in writing it wrong and creating confusion for other people, who will be wondering whether it is...

Glamor vs. Glamour

English is a very sophisticated language and there are many confusing words in this language which even the natives find hard to understand and comprehend. Along with homophones, homonyms and synonyms, there exist different spell...

Glossary of Grammatical Terms

Here’s the Glossary of Grammatical Terms. Click any word for a complete definition along with examples. acronym, initialism...

gnat - correct spelling

gnat noun
Example: The gnat distracted the golfer....

gnaw - correct spelling

gnaw verb
Example: He liked to gnaw on the corn cob....

good, well

As a noun, well is a hole in the ground or a ship’s compartment. Well is also an adverb used to modify a ...

government - correct spelling

government noun
Example: “It is rather for us the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which...

government vs. administration

In Britain, a government is the tenure of a particular prime minister, or the people who hold office during that tenure, as in the Blair government. The American equivalent is administration, as in the Obama adm...

governor - correct spelling

governor noun
Example: The governor tried to avoid the scandal by covering up the facts....

grammar - correct spelling

grammar noun
Not grammer.Example: Finally, the public schools are recognizing the importance of teaching grammar to school children...

Grammar Mistakes Leading to Plagiarism Issues in English Writing

When learning English, you have to deal with essays, reviews, research, and other types of papers. Assigning them, your tutors won't estimate mere grammar and vocabulary but also check if you didn't copy those papers from others. Plagiarism is a core...

GrammaRight - Clickable Help for Writers

What Is GrammaRight?GrammaRight is a series of HTML help files. They contain virtually all the content you find here at Grammar.com. If you want grammar sources you can print, then you should ...

GrammaRight Grammar Software Sample Page - However

Here’s a sample page from GrammaRight grammar software, which shows the proper use of the word however as a conjunctive adverb....

GrammaRight Sample Page - Subjunctive Mood

This sample page from GrammaRight shows the screen you get when you type into the Search Box "What is the subjunctive mood?"...

Grammatical Case

The word case has a lot of meanings in English language like an occurrence of a specific situation, instance...

Grammatical Head

There’s a head on top of your body and then there is a head of a language and its grammar. Today I will disc...

Grammatical Mood

English grammar is a diversified and varied branch of English language and one has to have complete command ...

Grammatical Number

You might think that number is only related to your math class and has nothing to do with English and langua...

Grammatical Object

We know what objects are? Don’t we? Object itself is a common noun and refers to something that can be seen ...

Grammatical Person

Person is a very common word of English language and anyone with basic English understanding knows and under...

Grammer vs. Grammar

In the English language, numerous words have sometimes multiple spellings while their meaning remains the same. However, that is not the case for grammar and grammer respectively as they cannot be used as synonyms of each other. With the help...

Grasp vs. Gasp vs Gape vs. Gap

Grasp Grasping a concept is to understand it quickly. Grasping something is to get hold of it tightly. ...

grateful - correct spelling

grateful adjective
Example: We are grateful for your help with our new computer system....

Gray vs. Grey

Which is correct, Grey or Gray? What is the difference?These common questions, which many writer, and indeed readers ask, have never been fully answered.The quick answer is simple. There is no difference and bot...

great - correct spelling

great adjective
Example: The great actor played the leading role....

Great vs. Grate

The fact that when we pronounce "great" and "grate" we hear quite the same thing does not mean that they also mean the same thing. Yes, they have very similar spellings and yes, they are pronounced almost identically. But the definitions that each wo...

gregarious - vocabulary

adjective
Fond of the company of others, sociable; pertaining to animals, living in herds or flocks. New York is the greatest city in the world for lunch .... That’s the gregarious time...

grievance - correct spelling

grievance noun
Example: We lodged our grievance with the customer-relations department....

grievous - correct spelling

grievous adjective
Not grievious.Example: He inflicted grievous harm on the investors....

Grill vs. Grille

Grill” and “grille” represent one of the most frequently misspelled pair of English words. They sound and look extremely similar, and a lot of English users decide not to add that last “-e” anymore, or, contrary, to add it, right when it’s not necess...

Grizzly vs. Grisly

Grisly and grizzly both have different meanings and spellings but they sound exactly same. These types of words are known as homophones and they cause a lot of confusion among native and new English learners alike. Grizzly and gr...

grizzly, grisly

The word grizzly means “grayish” or “relating to a large brown bear.”The word grisly mean “ghastly or horrible.”Don’t confuse the two.Example: The gr...

grizzly, grisly - vocabulary

adjective
Grizzly: grayish; also, as a noun, a large bear.Grisly: causing a feeling of horror; gruesome; horrible, as in a grisly murd...

grocery - correct spelling

grocery noun
Example: He went to the grocery to buy some milk.Example: She went to the store to buy some ...

gross - correct spelling

gross noun, adjective, and verb
Example: He ordered a gross of oysters. noun...

Gross vs. Net

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group noun

 See collective noun
....

Group Nouns - Singular or Plural

Committee Do or Committee Does? Finally, some nouns that look singular might be treated as plural. Words such as group, team, majority, and many others are called collective no...

Group Nouns - “majority do” or “majority does”?

Another problem of subject-verb disagreement arises when the subject of the sentence is a group noun, also called a collective noun, that is, a word describing a bunch of people or things, such as group, team, majority, and...

Groups of Words Acting as Nouns

I realize that you are glued to this website, riveted by the compelling material and scintillating presentation. But just in case your attention is wandering a bit, LET ME SHOUT AT YOU AND WAKE YOU UP BECAUSE I’M ABOUT TO SAY SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT...

grow, grow the economy

The verb grow is typically intransitive because it describes a process undergone by the subject. Thus: The business grew rapidly....

guarantee - correct spelling

guarantee noun and verb
Example: Money is no guarantee of happiness, but it helps. noun
Examp...

Guarantee vs. Guaranty

When you see the pair of words "guarantee" and "guaranty", do you think they are confused or misspelled? Are they both correct and accepted for the same meaning, or are they completely different regarding the message they transmit?Let's see w...

guardian - correct spelling

guardian noun and adjective
Example: The child’s guardian provided all his support. noun...

guerrilla - correct spelling

guerrilla noun
Example: The guerrilla hid in the bushes until the military trucks passed. noun
Example: ...

guess - correct spelling

guess verb and noun
Example: We can only guess at the final outcome. verb
Example: H...

guidance - correct spelling

guidance noun
Example: She sought the accountant’s guidance on her investments....

guttural - correct spelling

guttural adjective and noun
Example: His guttural voice frightened the small children. adjective...

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