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Offence vs. Offense

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

Offense vs. Offence

The words offence and offense can be confusing for those not sure of their differences, and not knowing whic...

official - correct spelling

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

officious - vocabulary

adjective
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

Something that happens frequently could also be said to happen often. Could we also say that it happens ofte...

Older vs. Elder

If you were looking for a word to describe someone who is more advanced in age than someone else, what word ...

Oldest vs. Eldest

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

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

On Accident vs. By Accident

Adverbs are useful, but too many of them can clutter up your writing and make it a chore to read. Sometimes,...

On Board vs. Onboard

When you are safely aboard a vessel, like a cruise ship, are you onboard or on board? What about when you ag...

once - correct spelling

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

onerous - vocabulary

adjective
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

Pronouns are complicated, but, for as complicated as they are, the English language doesn’t even have a full...

Online vs. On-Line

In today’s connected culture, few words are as relevant to daily life as online. A connection to the Interne...

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 ...

only

Garner Oxford at p. 239 describes only as “the most frequently misplaced of all English words.” You should put only immediately before the word you intend to limit. The greater the distance...

Only One State, e.g., Unique

Please notice that some adjectives have only one state, the positive state. Put another way, some adjectives cannot display the degrees shown by the comparative and the superlative states or through further modification by adverbs like very,...

Onto vs. On to

It can be tough sometimes to remember the difference between onto and on to. They look almost the same writt...

onus - vocabulary

noun
A difficult burden, task, or responsibility. In law, the word onus refers to the burden of proof, as in The onus is on the plaintiff to prove the theory of the case. He propo...

operate - correct spelling

operate - verb
Example: His car does not operate properly....

opinion - correct spelling

opinion - noun
Example: Public opinion will determine the election results....

opponent - correct spelling

opponent - noun
Example: Her opponent used negative advertising....

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