Found 302 articles starting with P:

profession - correct spelling

profession - noun
Example: The medical profession has improved healthcare for all....

professional - correct spelling

professional - adjective and noun
Example: Their professional approach with their clients ensured their success. ...

professor - correct spelling

professor - noun
Example: The professor urged his students to learn grammar....

proffer - vocabulary

verb
To offer to another for acceptance.noun
The offer itself. During my employment of seven years or more in Washington after the war (1865–72) I regularly saved part of m...

profitable - correct spelling

profitable - adjective
Example: The company will be profitable early next year....

profligacy, profligate - vocabulary

noun
Profligacy: the trait of spending lavishly or extravagantly; unrestrained indulgence in sensual pleasure.adjective
Profligate:...

profuse - vocabulary

adjective
Plentiful, copious, abundant; giving or spending freely, often to excess, as in profuse praise. The little flower which at this season stars our woods and roadsides with its p...

progeny - vocabulary

noun
Descendant, offspring, child; something originating or resulting from something else. Preschoolers sound much brighter and more knowledgeable than they really are, which is why so many parents and grand...

Program vs. Programme

You may notice a doubled consonant and an extra –e at the end of many words, depending on the source of the material you are reading. That extra letter is an example of spelling conventions in British English. American writers om...

progressive tense

The progressive tense (also called the progressive aspect) is sometimes referred to as the imperfect tense.There are six progressive tenses: present, ...

prolific - vocabulary

adjective
Abundantly producing offspring or fruit, as in a prolific orange tree; very productive, producing in large quantities. Debt is the prolific mother of folly and of cri...

prolix - vocabulary

adjective
Verbose, wordy, extended to unnecessary and tedious length. In a succinct 354 pages (shockingly brief for the normally prolix [Susan] Faludi), she argues that in the months an...

prominent - correct spelling

prominent - adjective
Example: He was a prominent member of his community....

promise - correct spelling

promise - verb and noun
Example: The politician will promise anything to get elected. verb...

promulgate - vocabulary

verb
To make known through public declaration; formally proclaim; publish. Note: In law, we say that Congress enacted a statute. But we say that a federal agency prom...

pronoun

We have seven kinds of pronouns in the English language.A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. Personal pronouns (words like I, me, my, we, our, us...

Pronoun as the Object of a Preposition

Object of a PrepositionA noun attached to a sentence by a preposition is the object of the preposition, which requires the objective case of a pronoun taking the place of the noun.Wrong: A Grammar...

pronounce - correct spelling

pronounce - verb
Example: They must learn to pronounce words properly....

Pronouns - Definition, Overview, and Lists of Examples

WelcomeBelow you’ll find links to our discussion on pronouns. We recommend that you start with the first topic, Pronoun...

Pronouns - Words Substituting for Words

In this section, we’ll learn about pronouns. We have seven kinds in the English language. They cause all kinds of problems, even to people in positions of power. After all, haven’t you heard someone say, “Evan and myself want to thank you for the won...

pronunciation - correct spelling

pronunciation - noun
Not pronounciation.Example: His lack of education was evident in his pronunciation of ...

propaganda - correct spelling

propaganda - noun
Example: The citizens were accustomed to governmental propaganda....

propagate - correct spelling

propagate - verb
Example: He sought to propagate a new hybrid tomato....

propeller - correct spelling

propeller - noun
Example: The plane’s propeller revved up before takeoff....

proper noun

A proper noun names a specific person, place, time period, work of literature or art, and so on. It begins with a capital letter. Examples include: New York City Friday Shakespeare's play Hamlet Fre...

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