Found 155 articles starting with I:

incidentally - correct spelling

incidentally - adverb
Not incidently.Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. ...

Incidents vs. Incidence

In formal writing situations, many writers attempt to make their writing overly technical or complex. This d...

incipient - vocabulary

adjective
Beginning to appear or exist, in an initial stage, as in an incipient disease. [Brent] Scowcroft predicted "an incipient civil war" would grip Iraq and said the best ...

incipient, insipid

Incipient means to be at the very early stages of appearing or becoming detectable. It derives from the Latin word for “inception.” Incipient is often used to describe diseases or health conditions....

incomparable, uncomparable

The prefix ‑in in incomparable serves as an intensive. Thus, incomparable means “so good as to be beyond comparison.” The -un in uncom...

increase - correct spelling

increase - verb and noun
Example: These additional sales will increase the company’s profits. verb...

incredible - correct spelling

incredible - adjective
Example: His incredible alibi failed to convince the police....

incredulous, incredible

The word incredulous means “skeptical” or “disbelieving.”The word incredible means “implausible” or “unbelievable.” It is often used, indeed overused, to describe something ...

indefinite article

We have three articles in the English language: a, an, and the. The words a and an are the indefinite articles. The word the is the definite article
.Indefin...

indefinite pronoun

Indefinite pronouns enable us to refer to any one, any two, several, or all in a group or class of persons or things or ideas. Examples include: all, another, anyone, each, someone, everybody, none, others. Some of the pronouns have possessi...

independence - correct spelling

independence - noun
Example: During college, she relished her independence from her parents....

independent - correct spelling

independent - adjective
Example: The independent prosecutor will investigate the allegations....

independent clause

A clause is a group of words with a conjugated verb in it. We have two kinds of clauses: independent and dependent. An independent clause is a complete sentence. It begins with a capital letter and ends with a period or other terminal punctuation mar...

indexes, indices

The preferred plural is indexes. Use indices when you mean “indicators.” Scientists and mathematicians, however, prefer indices in technical writing.Example...

indicative mood

First, understand this: The word mood has nothing to do with frame of mind, as in happy or sad. It actually refers to mode, which is the attribute of a verb suggesting the speaker's attitude toward the action expressed.The m...

Indices vs. Indexes

When words have more than one variant, choosing between them can be difficult. Often, there is no hard and f...

indicted - correct spelling

indicted - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb indict)  Example: The grand jury ...

indirect object

The indirect object is a person or thing secondarily affected by the action of the verb, the direct object being primarily affected. The indirect object appears in the sentence as a nou...

indispensable - correct spelling

indispensable - adjective
Not indispensible.Example: His putter was the indispensable club in his golf...

indolent - vocabulary

adjective
Laziness; having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion or work. In pathology, causing little or no pain, as in an indolent sore slow to heal. Miss Bingley was engrossed by Mr. Da...

Indorsement vs. Endorsement

English contains many uncommon words that are only used in specific contexts. In some cases, these words may...

ineffable - vocabulary

adjective
Incapable of being expressed or described in words, as in ineffable joy; not to be spoken because of its sacredness, unutterable, as in the ineffable name of the deity. He be...

Inequality vs. Inequity

If you’ve ever had a case of writer’s block from choosing between two very similar words in your writing, yo...

inevitable - correct spelling

inevitable - adjective
Example: With his hard work, his success became inevitable....

inexorable - vocabulary

adjective
Unalterable, unyielding, as in an inexorable truth; unrelenting, not to be moved, persuaded, affected by entreaties or prayers, as in an inexorable bill collector. And never ...

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