Found 148 articles starting with I:

I hope you’ve learned to fix the chapter title…

Our chapter read: “Bring along this advice when you go to work.”But now you know that “bring” and “go” don’t comfortably fit in...

i.e., e.g.

See e.g., i.e....

icon, iconoclast - vocabulary

nounIcon: An image, picture, likeness, or representation; an enduring symbol; a person who is the object of devotion or attention. In the computer world, a graphical image or symbol on a screen th...

ideally - correct spelling

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

idiosyncrasy - correct spelling

idiosyncrasy - noun  Example: His idiosyncrasy of stacking his coins by denomination irritated his roommate....

idiosyncrasy - vocabulary

nounA characteristic, mental quality, or habit peculiar to an individual or group. “What’s to be done? Here’s the cottage, taking one time with another, will produce, say seventy pounds a year. I think we m...

ignorance - correct spelling

ignorance - noun  Example: She tried to mask her ignorance at the meeting of scientists....

Illegal vs. Illicit

As more and more laws are written, they forbid more and more things. Luckily, English has a variety of optio...

Illicit vs. Elicit

The boss’s illicit association with his secretary elicited for a solution in order to retain the healthy...

Illusion vs. Delusion

Many words in English are confusing. They may appear similar, and they may even have related meanings. In mo...

imaginary - correct spelling

imaginary - adjective  Example: Even his imaginary friends wouldn’t play with him....

Imaginative vs. Imaginary

Imaginary and imaginative are two English adjectives that are similar enough that some writers get them conf...

imbecile - correct spelling

imbecile - noun  Example: Homer Simpson often acts like an imbecile....

Imbed vs. Embed

English is rife with words that are spelled almost the same but mean completely different things. Much less ...

imbroglio - vocabulary

nounA misunderstanding or disagreement attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife. In 1807, the US government implemented the Embargo Act. This decree, which closed American ports to foreign trade and p...

imitate - correct spelling

imitate - verb  Example: He often tried to imitate his younger brother....

imitation - correct spelling

imitation - noun  Example: Imitation is the highest form of flattery....

immediately - correct spelling

immediately - adverb  Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here f...

immigrant - correct spelling

immigrant - noun  Grammar.com's section on Problem Words discusses immigrate and emigrate. Click here for that discussion....

Immigrate vs. Emigrate

Alan emigrated f...

Immigrate vs. Emigrate

“Immigrate” and “emigrate” are two words that have similar meanings and can be easily confused. The differen...

immigrate, emigrate

To immigrate means “to enter a country with the intention of becoming a citizen.” To emigrate means “to leave a country with the intention of settling elsewhere.”A trick you...

immutable - vocabulary

adjectiveUnchangeable; not subject or susceptible to change. Despite the promised "new direction for America," getting the money out of politics and all of that, some facts of Washington life appear ...

impact, affect

Here’s another one of those fancy words many people misuse. Traditionally, the word impact served as a noun, but recently it has transformed into a trendy verb...

impalpable - vocabulary

adjectiveIncapable of being perceived by the sense of touch; intangible; difficult for the mind to grasp easily or readily, as in impalpable distinctions. This name [Virginia Woolf] springs to...

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