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obdurate - vocabulary

Unmoved by pity, persuasion, or tender feelings; stubborn, unyielding; resistant to moral influence. She stood with her bright angry eyes confronting the wide stare, and the set face; and soft...

obedience - correct spelling

obedience - noun
Example: The general demanded obedience from the soldiers....

obedient - correct spelling

obedient - adjective
Example: The obedient guide dog waited for the light to change....


The grammatical word object refers to several of the main functions of nouns (and pronouns
). A noun can serve as the direct object of a transi...

Object Complement

Complement is the word, phrase or clause that adds additional meaning to a word of a sentence. Just like the...

object complement

A complement is a word or group of words that completes the action or state of being expressed by the verb. A subject complement typically follows the verb to be
 or ...

object of a preposition

One of the major roles of the noun or pronoun is the object of the preposition. When a noun or pronoun combines with a preposition, it forms a prepositional phrase, which ...

Objective Case

In English grammar, a noun or any part of speech exist in one case or another. A case is referred to as mode...

objective case

The personal pronouns (and the relative or interrogative pronoun who) exhibit case. The case of a pronoun reveals how the noun it replaces w...

Objective Case of Pronouns

Just Between You and MeA reminder. Whenever a pronoun serves as the object of a preposition, it must appear in the objective case.So please heed this advice from Henry Fowler: After a...

Obligated vs. Obliged

Obliged" is an old word in the English vocabulary, originating from the verb "to oblige", used to express the past tense or past participle of the initial action of forcing somebody to do something. "Obligated", on the other hand, is built as a regul...

obsequious - vocabulary

Showing a servile or fawning readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another; overly deferential. What guest at Dives’s table can pass the familiar house without a sigh?—the familiar h...

obsolescent vs. obsolete

Something which is obsolescent is dropping out of use but is not yet entirely gone, while something which is obsolete has completely disappeared from use....

obstacle - correct spelling

obstacle - noun
Example: The obstacle in the right lane diverted the traffic....

obstinate - vocabulary

Stubbornly or firmly adhering to one’s own view, purpose, or opinion; unyielding in attitude; inflexible persistence, as in obstinate advocacy for higher taxes; not easily controlled, as in obsti...

obstreperous - vocabulary

Resisting restraint or control in a difficult manner; unruly; boisterous, noisy, clamorous. A lunatic may be “soothed,”... for a time, but in the end, he is very apt to become obstrepe...

Obtain vs. Attain

With “obtain” and “attain”, confusions or doubts are not about their spellings. It’s quite easy to distinguish these verbs, as they are distinct from every point of view. Still, the pair of words is a great example of common confusion and misundersta...

obtuse - vocabulary

Not alert or quick in perception or feeling; dull; not observant; not sharp or pointed, blunt in form. It is because the public are a mass—inert, obtuse, and passive—that they...

obviate - vocabulary

To anticipate, eliminate, or prevent difficulties by effective measures, as in to obviate the risk of injury. The Internet, on the other hand, not only creates niche communities—of young people...

occasion - correct spelling

occasion - noun and verb
Example: The party will be quite an occasion. noun
Example: ...

occasional - correct spelling

occasional - adjective
Example: She enjoys an occasional glass of white wine....

occasionally - correct spelling

occasionally - adverb's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here ...

occur - correct spelling

occur - verb
Example: The sale will occur as soon as you meet the offer....

occurred - correct spelling

occurred - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb occur)  Not occured.Example: Th...

occurrence - correct spelling

occurrence - noun
Not occurence.Example: This unexpected occurrence troubled him greatly....

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