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obdurate - vocabulary

adjective
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....

object

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

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

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

Sometimes verbs have meanings that are very similar, but they different enough to maintain separate usage ca...

obsequious - vocabulary

adjective
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...

obstacle - correct spelling

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

obstinate - vocabulary

adjective
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

adjective
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

Attain and obtain are two different words that are often confused with each other by writers but both have t...

obtuse - vocabulary

adjective
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

verb
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
Grammar.com'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....

ocean - correct spelling

ocean - noun
Example: She sailed across the ocean in her yacht....

Octopi vs. Octopuses

English borrows many words from other languages. These words are called “loanwords.” Most are from Latin, Fr...

Offence vs. Offense

The team had troubles with their offense because they key player was injured. ...

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