Found 87 articles starting with L:

lightening - correct spelling

lightening - noun and verb (present participle of the verb lighten)  Example: In late pregnancy, a woman experiences her ...

Lightening vs. Lightning

Mark Twain is famous for saying, “The right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightni...

lightning - correct spelling

lightning - noun, verb, and adjective  Example: The flash of lightning struck the ho...

likelihood - correct spelling

likelihood - noun  Example: The likelihood of her victory increased each day....

likely - correct spelling

likely - adjective and adverb  Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. ...

linking verb

A linking verb is also called a copula or copulative verb. It shows no action. Instead, it links the grammatical subject usually to an adjective, sometimes to a noun...

Linking Verbs

In point of fact, the verb to be is also a linking verb. But I prefer to put be in a category all by itself and then treat linking verbs separately. We learned above that the verb to be can connect a grammatical subject to ...

liquefy - correct spelling

liquefy - verb  Not liquify.Example: You should follow the recipe and liquefy the strawberries....

Liquor vs. Liqueur

Writers are notorious for their predilection for stiff drinks—Ernest Hemingway was a famous drunk, and later...

listen - correct spelling

listen - verb  Example: At a railroad crossing, you should stop, look, and listen....

Liter vs. Litre

Have you ever wondered about the spellings of liter? Does writing liter makes you rethink and reconsider how you should spell it for you have come across two types of liter? You are not to be blamed! The word liter exist in two alternative spellin...

literal - correct spelling

literal - adjective  Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses literally and figuratively. Click here for t...

literal - vocabulary

adjectiveInvolving or being the strict or primary meaning of the word or words; not figurative; not metaphorical; actual or factual, not exaggerated.Note: Many people use literal when...

Literally vs. Figuratively

Literally is a word that is thrown around quite loosely these days. You will often hear it dropped into casu...

literally, figuratively

Many people use literally when they don’t mean it. Presumably, they don’t mean it when they say: “We were literally dead from exhaustion.” They should say: “We felt dead fr...

literature - correct spelling

literature - noun  Example: He preferred American literature....

livelihood - correct spelling

livelihood - noun  Example: The flood threatened the farmer’s livelihood....

loaf - correct spelling

loaf - noun (plural loaves) and verb  Example: She baked a loaf of bread. ...

loan, lend

In formal writing, many writers use loan as a noun form and lend as a verb form. The verb loan is permissi...

Loath vs. Loathe

Elle was loathed to admit that she loathed her mother. ...

Loath vs. Loathe

As I’ve said elsewhere on this site, most of the confusions in language have nothing to do with grammar at a...

loath, loathe

Loath is an adjective that means “unwilling.”Loathe is a verb that means “to dislike or hate.”Exam...

Log In vs. Login

The digital revolution has expanded the number of words we need to describe the events and actions of our da...

loneliness - correct spelling

loneliness - noun  Example: His total loneliness led to his depression....

Lonely vs. Alone

Have you ever been happy to be by yourself? Has there been another time when you were by yourself, but wishing for the company of others? In both of these situations, you were alone. But you were only lonely in one of them. Alone...

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