Found 87 articles starting with L:

led, lead

Note: The differences between led and lead are discussed in the Common Grammatical Mistakes section of Grammar.com. ...

legitimate - correct spelling

legitimate - adjective and verb  Example: He is the legitimate successor to the throne. adjectiv...

leisure - correct spelling

leisure - noun and adjective  Example: After work, we enjoy our leisure. nounExam...

Lend vs. Loan

English has many words that refer to the borrowing of goods and money. Two of the most common words that apply to this context are loan and lend. Do they mean the same thing? Or, ar...

Lend vs. Loan

If you are applying for a loan from the bank, you will want to ensure that your writing is impeccably profes...

length - correct spelling

length - noun  Example: He used a length of rope to secure the sail.Example: The speaker spoke at some ...

Lens vs. Lense

Since many English words can be spelled more than one way, it might be tempting to assume that all words in ...

lesson - correct spelling

lesson - noun  Example: She learned her lesson well and never went there again....

Lets vs. Let’s

Contractions are a perpetual source of confusion for beginning and experienced writers alike. Some contracti...

Let’s fix the title of the chapter …

So our chapter title incorrectly read: “Yesterday, they lead us astray.”But now you know that “led” is the past tense (and the past participle) of “lead.” So our chapter title ...

Let’s now fix the chapter title…

The chapter title read: “If I was you, I’d learn the subjunctive mood.”Quite clearly, I am not you. To state a situation contrary to fact, you need the subjunctive mood. You fo...

liable, libel - vocabulary

adjectiveLiable: legally responsible; subject or susceptible to; likely or apt. Note: Liable is often interchangeable with likely i...

liaison

Commonly misspelled laison or liason. The most common pronunciation is lee-ay-zahn with the accent on -ay....

liaison - correct spelling

liaison - noun  Example: She served as the president’s liaison with Congress....

Liar vs. Lier

Homophones are perpetually confusing to those who are not intimately familiar with a language. These words h...

Libel vs. Slander

Both of these words can have legal consequences and fit broadly under the umbrella of defamation, but what d...

library - correct spelling

library - noun  Example: The local library provided special programs for small children....

Licence vs. License

Are you licensed to use this machine? ...

Licence vs. License

It’s easy to make spelling mistakes. All writers make them. Sometimes, however, words have more than one acc...

license - correct spelling

license - noun and verb  Example: He told the police that his driver’s license had expired. noun...

Lie vs. Lye

Irregular verbs are a headache for even the most experienced writers. Take lie for example. As a present par...

lieutenant - correct spelling

lieutenant - noun  Example: The U.S. Navy lieutenant received an award for bravery.Example: The crime boss and his ...

light - correct spelling

light - noun, adjective, and verb  Example: She turned out the light and fell asleep. ...

Light vs. Lite

Many words in English have multiple spellings. Sometimes these spellings are interchangeable, but often, the...

Lighted vs. Lit

Verb conjugation is tricky in any language, and English is no exception. Many writers confuse variations of ...

Discuss these grammar articles with the community:


We need you!

Help us build the largest grammar knowledge base and articles collection on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Check your text and writing for style, spelling and grammar problems everywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Check your text and writing for style, spelling and grammar problems everywhere on the web!

Free Writing Tool:

Instant
Grammar Checker

Improve your grammar, vocabulary, and writing -- and it's FREE!


Improve your writing now:

Download Grammar eBooks

It’s now more important than ever to develop a powerful writing style. After all, most communication takes place in reports, emails, and instant messages.