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incentivize, incent

These words, probably concocted in some business school, date from the 1970s. Both mean “to motivate or encourage.” Technically, they mean “to provide incentives.” The word incentivize is one of those ...

inchoate - vocabulary

adjective
Not yet completed or fully developed; just begun, incipient; not organized, lacking order. Until an employee has earned his retirement pay, or until the time arrives when he may retire, his re...

incidental - correct spelling

incidental - adjective and noun (often plural
)  Example: Though the contact was inciden...

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...

Indicative Mood

English language consists of various moods and forms. The grammatical moods in a language are very important...

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

A sentence in English language is made up of a subject, a verb and sometimes an object. We all are familiar ...

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...

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