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mischief - correct spelling

mischief - noun
Example: The destruction of the church was the mischief of vandals....

Mischievious vs. Mischievous

Have you recently seen the word you knew as "mischievous" also spelled "mischievious" and are you not sure anymore about which one is correct? Well, there are plenty of words in English that differ only by one letter and which have both forms accepte...

mischievous - correct spelling

mischievous - adjective
Not mischievious.Example: The children played some ...

misnomer - vocabulary

A name wrongly or mistakenly applied; an inappropriate or misapplied designation or name. Cat-nap is a short nap taken while sitting; cat-ladder a kind of ladder used on sloping roofs of houses; cat-ste...

misogyny - correct spelling

misogyny - noun
Example: The patriarchal religion centered around a curious brand of misogyny....

Miss vs. Missing

Miss vs. Missing ...

missile - correct spelling

missile - noun
Example: He pretended his pencil was a nuclear missile....

missive - vocabulary

A message in writing; a letter. George read one sentence in this letter several times. Then he dropped the missive in his wastebasket to join the clipping, and strolled down the corrido...

misspell - correct spelling

misspell - verb
Not mispell.When the last letter of a prefix (mis) matches the first letter of the root word (spell), you do not drop either the last letter of the prefix or the fir...

misspelled - correct spelling

misspelled - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb misspell) and adjective
When the last letter of a pref...

mistake - correct spelling

mistake - noun and verb
Note: The past tense of the verb mistake is mistook. The ...

Mistrust vs. Distrust

Mistrust vs. Distrust: Navigating Variations in Skepticism Understanding the differences between "mistrust" and "distrust" involves recognizing variations in the degree and nature of skepticism. This article aims to clarify the distinctio...

mitigate, militate

The word mitigate means “to make less severe or less intense.” The word militate means “to influence strongly.” The word militate is ...

mitigate, militate - vocabulary

See the discussion under militate, mitigate's section on Problem Words discusses militate and mitigate. ...

Moat vs. Mote

There are millions of tiny dust motes in the air. He fell in the moat around ...

modal auxiliary verb

We have ten modal auxiliary verbs: can, could, may, might, must, ought to, shall, should, will, and would. We use them to express the mood of the verb, which, most often, is the indicative mood (expressing someth...

Modelling vs. Modeling

Modelling vs. ModelingAs a verb, "model" refers to the job of a professional model, which is defined as wearing...


Modifiers are words or groups of words that limit, enumerate, or describe and clarify the meaning of other words—called headwords. The headwords are nouns (or words acting as nouns) or verbs
. Modifiers...

Modifying Adjectives and Adverbs

Amber and Miss Hamrick also wanted to further describe the adjectives they used to modify nouns. Not content with saying The sunset is beautiful, they became grandiose and said The sunset is unbe...

Modifying an Entire Sentence or Clause

Use of Hopefully to Start a SentenceThis discussion will undoubtedly get some readers’ noses out of joint, because it points out that starting a sentence with the word hopefully is acceptabl...

Mold vs. Mole

Even though "mold" and "mole" may look almost identically for the simple reason of coincidence, they refer to completely differe...

Mold vs. Mould

British and American English have different rules when it comes to spelling the words. Americans omit the U that appears in some British words as a second vowel directly before a consonant. Therefore, mold ormould are a same word with same meaning an...

momentous - correct spelling

momentous - adjective
Example: These momentous events precipitated a war....

Monies vs. Moneys

Monies vs. Moneys: Navigating Variations in Plural Forms Understanding the differences between "monies" and "moneys" involves recognizing variations in plural forms. This article aims to clarify the distinctions between "monies" and "mone...

monkey - correct spelling

monkey - noun and verb
Example: The cute little monkey surprised the children. noun

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