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machination

The word machination means a crafty scheme or plot.Pronounce the first syllable as “mac,” not “mash.”...

Macro vs. Micro

English language can be altered in various ways and one of those ways is prefixing. Prefixing refers to different units relating to several sizes. Micro and macro are both very similar words where the only difference in the two words is the relative ...

macrocosm - vocabulary

noun
The great universe or world, the universe considered as a whole; the total complex structure of something. This monster of a land, this mightiest of nations, this spawn of the future, turns out to be th...

mad

Yes, the word mad does mean “angry or wrathful.” It also means “demented, insane.” Various other meanings include “ferocious” (a mad dog), “extremely foolish” (a mad scheme...

Made-Up Adjectives

Pay special attention to those compound adjectives you make up. Most people incorrectly leave out the hyphens: product-liability lawsuit employment-discrimination claim sexual-harassment suit child-support p...

magazine - correct spelling

magazine - noun
Example: She reads a magazine while exercising on the bicycle.Example: He loaded a bullet in the gun...

magnanimous - vocabulary

adjective
Generous in treating or judging others, generous in forgiving an insult; free from petty vindictiveness; noble, high-minded. Vronsky felt his elevation and his own abasement, his truth and his...

Maid vs. Made

English is usually considered one of a simple language when compare to many complicated language like French...

Mail vs. Male

Letters, cards, and packages sent through a post office.Armor made by joining together small metal rings.If you buy something by mail order, you ordermit and pay for it and then the item is sent to you....

main clause

The main clause of a sentence is the independent clause—complete with subject, conjugated verb, and a third part. The third part is dictated by the verb. If the verb is ...

main verb

The main verb in a sentence is the verb in the main clause, also called the independent clause
. This verb will appear in conjugated form, showing tense, per...

Main Verbs - Four Kinds

We can first divide all main verbs into two broad categories: action verbs and no-action verbs. Thousands reside in the action-verb group, only a handful in the no-action group. Each of these groups further subdivides into two additional groups:...

Main Verbs - Four Kinds

We can first divide all main verbs into two broad categories: action verbs and no-action verbs. Thousands reside in the action-verb group, only a handful in the no-action group. Each of these groups further subdivides into two additional groups:...

Main vs. Mane

Largest, or most important, as in the main reason.A large pipe or wire that supplies water, gas, or electricity to a building.The long, thick hair on the head and neck of a male lion or a horse....

maintain - correct spelling

maintain - verb
Example: If he can maintain this pace, he will win the race....

maintenance - correct spelling

maintenance - noun and adjective (in pharmacology)  Example: With proper maintenance, the car should last for years. ...

Maize vs. Maze

Maize” and “maze” are two quite controversial words, which we are going to discuss and detail a lot in the following article. If you only need a quick solution and resume of how to correctly use “maize” and “maze”, what each means and how they are us...

majority

First, when you mean “most,” use that term, not majority. Thus, in the following, the writer probably does not mean something above 51%. Instead, the writer means most: ...

Make Do vs. Make Due

When things don’t go the way we want them to, what do you do in such situations? You make do the best out of it. In medieval English language, the phrase make do had a substitute and that was the phrase of make due. However, in today’s current langua...

manageable - correct spelling

manageable - adjective
Example: We have no reason to worry. These are manageable problems....

maneuver - correct spelling

maneuver - verb and noun
Also manoeuvre (especially in England).Example: We must try to maneuver the con...

Maneuver vs. Manoeuvre

Maneuver and manoeuvre are among the list of those words which have more than one spellings and which are a cause of a lot of confusion among young Englis...

manner in which

This expression usually just adds verbosity to the style. Use way to get rid of it. Thus: The reckless manner in which the driver handled the car ….becomesTh...

Manner vs. Manor

The words manner and manor are homophones: they sound alike but have different meanings. Consider the sentences below: ...

manner, in a

Expressions like in a professional manner flag a loose, slow style. Instead, use the adverb professionally. Watch for in a rigid manner ...

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