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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...

Indirect Object

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

indispensable - correct spelling

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

indolent - vocabulary

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

You are probably used to spelling the word "endorsement" just like this, starting with "e". So it is natural that you are confused when you see it spelled "indorsement" on certain documents or in online publications.So is it wrong or not? The...

ineffable - vocabulary

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

With “inequality” and “inequity”, it is less likely that the confusion appears because of their spellings. Even though they look quite similar, the frequent confusions that appear with this pair of words are not sourced in the spelling similarities, ...

inevitable - correct spelling

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

inexorable - vocabulary

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 ...

infer, imply - vocabulary

Infer: to derive by reasoning, to conclude or judge from evidence or premises.Imply: to suggest or indicate a conclusion without its being explicitly stated; ...

Infinitive - The "to" Verb

Academic tomes might go on for pages defining the meaning of the infinitive form of a verb. I, on the other hand, have developed a definition requiring only a single sentence:The infinitive form of a verb is the one you would ordinari...

infinitive phrase

Every verb has a base infinitive form. We think of the infinitive as the verb with the preposition to in front of it, as in to have, to hold, to love, to honor, to cherish. Infinitive phrases can act as (1) nouns...

infinitive verb

Every verb has a base infinitive form. We think of the infinitive as the verb with the preposition to in front of it: as in to have, to hold, to love, to honor, to cherish. Infinitives appear in t...

Infinitive Verb

Till now I have written and posted about various forms that a verb can take in sentences of English language...

Infinitives Showing Tense and Voice

Elsewhere I’ve stated that the conjugated verb shows four things: tense, person, number, and mood. I’ve also stated that verbal phrases like the infinitive phrase do not show tense. Well, that’s true for what’s called the simple infinitive: ...

inflammable, noninflammable, flammable

The words flammable and inflammable mean the same thing. But the prefix in- misleads many people. They assume that inflammable means “not...

Inflict vs. Afflict

Inflict” and “afflict” illustrates one of the most frequent linguistic confusions amongst English users. Not only do they have almost identical spellings, but their lexical significations also have a high level of similitude. If you’re not sure wheth...

influence - correct spelling

influence - noun and verb
Example: The minister exerted undue influence on the parishioner to make her change her will. ...

influential - correct spelling

influential - adjective
Example: She is an influential lawmaker in the state legislature....

information - correct spelling

information - noun
Example: The attachment to the email provided the information we needed....

infuse - vocabulary

To instill, introduce, or inculcate principles or qualities, as if by pouring, as in The teacher infused new life into the classroom; to inspire or imbue (usually followed by with), as in ...

ingenious - correct spelling

ingenious - adjective
Not ingenius. Not ingenuous’s section on Problem Words discusses ingenuous...

ingenuous - correct spelling

ingenuous - adjective
Not ingenious’s section on Problem Words discusses ingenuous and ingenious...

ingenuous, disingenuous - vocabulary

Ingenuous: candid, frank, or open in character or quality; characterized by an inability to mask feelings, not devious.Disingenuous: the dis-...

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