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Moral vs. Morale

Do “moral” and “morale” refer to different concepts originating in the same noun? Are there any differences in their meanings that are causing the different spellings of these words? Or is it about British/American spelling preferences? Let’s discuss...

moral, morale

Moral is an adjective used to describe things that have a quality of goodness or character. The word moral also acts as a noun...

morale - correct spelling

morale - noun
Not moral
.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses morale and moral. ...

More on the Awful “Like” Word

In my last blog, I began my diatribe against the awful like word. In this edition, we’ll explore some grammar and see how the like word can serve as seven out of the eight parts of speech. Many children develop the like...

moribund - vocabulary

adjective
About to die; on the verge of termination or extinction; on the verge of becoming obsolete. Of the twenty or so civilizations known to modern Western historians, all except our own appear to b...

mortgage - correct spelling

mortgage - noun and verb
Example: He took out a second mortgage on his house and bought a car. noun...

mosquito - correct spelling

mosquito - noun
Example: The mosquito carried a vile disease....

mosquitoes - correct spelling

mosquitoes - noun (plural of the noun mosquito)  Example: The swarm of mosquitoes disrupted the party....

Most Common British/American English Spelling Mistakes

While both countries speak the same language, no one can deny that there are quite a few differences in the way that some words are spelled. In many cases, people often confuse the spelling of many words and they can’t tell which...

mountain - correct spelling

mountain - noun
Example: They climbed the mountain for the picnic....

mournful - correct spelling

mournful - adjective
Example: She stared out the window at the mournful shadows....

Moustache vs. Mustache

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Movable or Moveable

Some adjectives can be really tricky due to their derivation rules. And especially if there are more versions, as in the case of “movable” and “moveable”, or “lovable” and “loveable”, you can get really confused.So are they correct or misspel...

much, many

Much means “in large degree or quantity.”Many means “numerous” or “of an indefinite number.”Generally, much is applied to ...

Much, Many, More...

Much ...

Mucus vs. Mucous

Have you ever been confused by the two different spellings of "mucus" and "mucous"? Well, they seem to refer to the same thing, so why the one-letter distinction? Is it a classical situation of two accepted spellings for the same word, is there an ol...

Multiple meaning words

Word number 1: SpareFirst meaning: Spare someone's life-let someone liveE.g. The knight decided to spare the dragon's life.Second meaning: Spare as in spare tire-additionalE.g. Do you have a spare t...

munificent - vocabulary

adjective
Characterized by generous motives, extremely liberal in giving. The noun is munificence. Yesterday was a big moment in the annals of congressional ...

murmur - correct spelling

murmur - noun and verb
Example: The low murmur in the audience distracted the speaker. noun...

muscle - correct spelling

muscle - noun and verb
Example: His injured muscle prevented further athletic activity. noun...

myriad

Though myriad may act as a noun (a myriad of problems) or an adjective (myriad problems...

myriad - vocabulary

noun
A vast indefinite number.adjective
Innumerable. Note: Throughout most of its history in English myriad was used as a noun, as i...

myself, himself, yourself, herself, ourself, ourselves

The Grammar.com section on the Parts of Speech has a thorough discussion of “reflexive and intensive pronouns,” that is, the -...

mysterious - correct spelling

mysterious - adjective
Example: “It’s alright...it’s alright...it’s alright. She moves in mysterious ways.” —U2.Note:...

mystery - correct spelling

mystery - noun and adjective
Example: His disappearance remains a mystery. noun
E...

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