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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...

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...

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

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

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

By accident…The traditionally correct phrase (adverb) is to use ‘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 word ‘a...

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

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

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 – as time goes on. So what should you do when you have to choose between two words, meaning the same thing, written similarly, but different because they are coming from two different times? Is it the older version that ...

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

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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...

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