Found 91 articles starting with N:

narrative - correct spelling

narrative - noun and adjective
Example: The writer’s narrative recounts the plight of immigrants in 1900. ...

natural - correct spelling

natural - adjective and noun
Example: She insisted on buying natural foods. adjective...

naturally - correct spelling

naturally - adverb
Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for...

Naught vs. Nought

Many of the languages in use today have been around for millennia. English has gone through many changes dur...

nausea, nauseate, nauseous, nauseating - vocabulary

nausea, noun
; nauseate, verb
; nauseous, nauseated, and nauseating, adjectives
.Note: Purists insist that nauseou...

nauseated - correct spelling

nauseated - adjective and verb (past tense and past participle of the verb nauseate)  Note: For a di...

Nauseated vs. Nauseous

The misuse of either one of these words is nauseating for some, but many don’t know the difference—or if the...

nauseous - correct spelling

nauseous - adjective
Note: For a discussion of the differences among nauseous, nauseating, and nauseated, see Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words....

nauseous, nauseated, nauseating

Using nauseous for nauseated is incorrect but so common that we can no longer call it an error.But careful writers observe traditional meaning. The word nauseous de...

naval, navel

Your navel is your belly button. Naval is a synonym for nautical, which is used to describe anything having to do with the Navy or ships.Example: The ...

necessary - correct spelling

necessary - adjective and noun
Example: The weather caused a necessary change in our plans. adj...

necessity - correct spelling

necessity - noun
Example: He viewed his laptop computer as his one necessity....

Need vs. Knead

I need to knead ...

needle - correct spelling

needle - noun and verb
Example: The gentle nurse slipped the needle into the child’s arm. noun...

nefarious - vocabulary

adjective
Wicked or villainous in the extreme; vile, heinous. One of the most nefarious aspects of the court of Constantinople (known as the Seraglio and the Sublime Porte) was the all-...

negligence - correct spelling

negligence - noun
Example: His negligence on the highway caused him to lose his license.Example: The lawyers brought...

neighbor - correct spelling

neighbor - noun and verb
Example: Their neighbor mows his lawn at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. noun...

Neighbor vs. Neighbour

New neighbors just moved in the big white house. Consider this sentence for a moment. Does the word neighbors make you think again that maybe the spellings of neighbor aren’t re...

neither

When neither serves as a pronoun, it is typically singular, that is, it requires a singular verb
and a singul...

neither - correct spelling

neither - correlative conjunction, adjective, and pronoun
Example: Neither...

Nerve Wracking vs. Nerve Racking

Sometimes, it feels as if we experience stressful situations—or at least worry about them—every day of our l...

Net vs. Gross

The first time you looked at a paycheck, you may have seen a large number and been very happy, only to have ...

neutron - correct spelling

neutron - noun
Example: The tiny neutron has slightly more mass than a proton....

Never mind vs. Nevermind

Never mind (nevermind?) is a popular phrase in speech and writing, but there is some confusion on how the wo...

New vs. Knew

If two or more words sound the same when spoken out loud, but have different meanings, they are called homop...

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