Found 74 articles starting with H:

hackney - vocabulary

verbTo make stale or trite by frequent use or repetition.Note: As a noun, hackney means a carriage or coach for hire. As a proper noun, Hackney...

halcyon - vocabulary

adjectiveCalm, peaceful, as in halcyon weather; rich, wealthy, as in halcyon days of peace; happy, carefree, as in the halcyon days of our youth. It was a halcyon...

half - correct spelling

half - noun, adjective, and adverb  Example: She ordered only a half. noun...

hammer - correct spelling

hammer - noun and verb  Example: “If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the mo...

handful, handfuls

The proper plural is handfuls, not handsful.Consider this usage note from Dictionary.com. The plurals of nouns ending...

handfuls - correct spelling

handfuls - noun  The preferred spelling is handfuls.Example: He gave the poor man several handfuls of coins.Consider ...

handkerchief - correct spelling

handkerchief - noun  Not hankerchief.Example: She always used her handkerchief when she sneezed....

Hands on vs. Hands-on

Short English phrases often begin as separate words, before eventually becoming hyphenated compounds, and fi...

handsful - incorrect spelling

handsful  See handfuls....

Hanged vs. Hung

There is a good amount of confusion surrounding the verb hang and its various tenses. Is hanged or hung corr...

Hanged vs. Hung

The traitor was hanged for treason. ...

hanged, hung

Both hanged and hung are past-participial and past-tense forms of the ...

happily - correct spelling

happily - adverb  Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for t...

happiness - correct spelling

happiness - noun  Example: “Money can’t buy happiness.” ** "Money can buy material things, but real happiness must be truly earned.” N...

harass - correct spelling

harass - verb  Not harrass.Example: These annual fundraisers will harass the listeners again....

harass - vocabulary

verbTo bother continually; to torment, usually with troubles or cares; to pester.Note: You may pronounce it either way, with the accent on the first syllable or the last. In American English, the b...

harass, harrass

The correct spelling is harass.You may pronounce it either way, with an accent on the first syllable or the last. In American English, the better pronunciation accents the second syllable....

harbinger - vocabulary

nounOne who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing; anything that foreshadows a coming thing or event. Now the bright morning star, day’s harbinger, Comes da...

Harbour vs. Harbor

If you need a place to dock your motorboat, should you look for a harbor or harbour? The answer depends on w...

Hardy vs. Hearty

We all love a good stew. After letting it simmer all day in the crock pot, it becomes a delicious and fillin...

Heal vs. Heel

Heal and heel are homophones. That means that they are pronounced the same when spoken aloud, but they don’t...

healthful, healthy

There is a very technical distinction between these two that is slowly wearing away. In their strictest senses, healthy means “possessing good health” and healthful nmeans “conducive to good health,” but the...

healthy - correct spelling

healthy - adjective  Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses healthy and healthful. Click here for that discussion....

hear - correct spelling

hear - verb  Not here.Example: He will usually hear only what he wants to ...

heard - correct spelling

heard - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb hear)  Example: We have he...

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