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ocean - correct spelling

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

Octopi vs. Octopuses

How simple is it to identify the correct form of the plural of a word, in a rich vocabulary where there are plenty of rules regarding word formation, plural formation etc.? To get more specific, when referring to more than one "octopus", which is the...

Odd vs. Odds

Odd vs. Odds ...

Of vs. Off

It may be confusing and hard to know when to use "of" and when to use "off" in your writing. Frankly speaking, there is actually...

Offence vs. Offense

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

Offense vs. Offence

Is there any notable difference between “offense” and “offence”? Some might think that it’s the same situation as “advise” and “advice”, that one is the verb and the other is the noun. Others already know for sure that there is no verb such as “offen...

Offer vs. Offering

If "offer" and "offering" are confusing and causing you to question their accuracy in several phrases, then this article will certainly help you clarify some essential aspects about these words. Check the explanations below and r...

Office vs. Officer

Office vs. OfficerTheir similar spellings aside, "office" and "officer" have another key aspect in common: they both function as nouns, in any context or phrase. This means that it’s even harder to spot the difference between them...

official - correct spelling

official - adjective and noun
Example: The official version differed from the newspaper account. ...

officious - vocabulary

Intermeddling with what is not one's concern; overly aggressive in offering one’s unwanted and unrequested services. The government is huge, stupid, greedy and makes nosy, officious...

Oftentimes vs. Often Times

Frequently occurring events can also be described as happening often. Can it also be said they are happening oftentimes? While both the words are adverbs, only often can be written before and after a verb. That makes often the modern, smaller, useful...

Older vs. Elder

Sometime back, we wrote an article about oldest vs eldest. On similar lines, today let us explore the comparative version – older vs elder.Usually to talk about 2 or more things, we use old or older – say the pot is older than you...

Oldest vs. Eldest


omission - correct spelling

omission - noun
Example: The omission in the annual report caused the stock to fall....

omit - correct spelling

omit - verb
Example: You may omit these items from the application....

omitted - correct spelling

omitted - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb omit)  Not omited.Example: She ...

omniscience, omniscient - vocabulary

Omniscient: having unlimited or infinite knowledge.noun
Omniscience: unlimited or infinite knowledge. Philip felt that he ought to...

On Accident vs. By Accident

By accident...The correct phrase (adverb) to use traditionally, is: ‘by accident’. It means by mistake or something that’s done without the intention of doing it. For example, “she spilled the milk by accident.” We can also use the w...

On Board vs. Onboard

Have you ever wondered if you are on board or onboard a train or a plane? What about the time you agreed to help your friend carry out a crazy plan? Are you on board with his crazy idea or onboard? The answer is same for both questions as even though...

On, In, At the time

In time When you do something in the last moment, you are just in time...

once - correct spelling

once - adverb, adjective, subordinating conjunction, and noun
Example: The ...

onerous - vocabulary

Burdensome, oppressive, troublesome. We have the means to change the laws we find unjust or onerous. We cannot, as citizens, pick and choose the laws we will or will not obey....

Oneself vs. One’s Self

Oneself vs. One's self Some English words can be very tricky, because they sound and are spelled almost id...

Online vs. On-Line

Some words evolve – or change – over time. So what should you do when you have to choose between two words, meaning the same thing, written similarly, but different because they come from different time periods? Is it the older version that remain...

online, on-line - correct spelling

online, on-line - adjective and adverb
Spelled either online or on-line. The single-word spelling is gaining ground.Here’s a usage note from ...

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