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perfect tenses

The perfect tenses are under attack by many misinformed, but otherwise well-educated, writers and speakers. The tense does express qualities of verbs that are otherwise incapable of expression and is therefore worth retaining.We have three pe...

Perfect Tenses - How to Form

In addition to the three main tenses of present, past, and future, the English language allows us to make three statements about accomplished facts. We use one of the three perfect tenses to show an action that ...

Perfect vs. Prefect

Perfect (adjective) means something that is flawless or complete. ...

perform - correct spelling

perform - verb
Example: We waited for her to perform on the piano....

performance - correct spelling

performance - noun
Example: The performance by the tenor overshadowed the other singers....

perhaps - correct spelling

perhaps - adverb
Example: Perhaps she will call tonight....

Perhaps from now on you’ll say…

Our chapter title looked like this: “Like, I’mlike gonna learn how to like talk.”Ouch. From now on, perhaps you’ll say …“I’m going to learn how to talk.”Please Note:...

Period Goes Inside Quotation Marks

The period goes inside the closing quotations marks. Ed said, "Here is a sentence with the period properly placed inside the ending quotation marks." (Period goes inside.)  ...

Period with Parentheses or Brackets

Where Does the Period Go?If an entire sentence or group of sentences appears in parentheses, then put the period inside the closing parenthesis. This is a parenthetical sentence. Thus:Parenthetically ...

Periods with Quotation Marks

Periods Come InsideWith only one exception, the period always comes inside closing quotation marks. This rule applies even if only one quoted word ends the sentence. Thus: ...

permanence - correct spelling

permanence - noun
Example: She wanted a sense of permanence in her new home....

permanent - correct spelling

permanent - adjective
Example: The conservatives wanted to make the tax breaks permanent....

permissible - correct spelling

permissible - adjective
Not permissable.Example: Paving the roads is a permissible role of government....

permitted - correct spelling

permitted - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb permit) and adjective
Example: She ...

pernicious - vocabulary

adjective
Causing serious ruin or harm; injurious; deadly. The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and ...

perpendicular - correct spelling

perpendicular - adjective and noun
Example: The lines are perpendicular to each other. adjectiv...

perquisite - vocabulary

noun
A payment, advantage, benefit, or privilege received beyond regular income or salary; something claimed as an exclusive right.Note: The expression “perk” comes from perquisite. ...

perquisite, prerequisite

These words have entirely different meanings. A perquisite is a privilege or a benefit often given in addition to wages or salary. We often refer to the shortened version: perk.A ...

perseverance - correct spelling

perseverance - noun
Example: Her perseverance enabled her to succeed....

persevere - correct spelling

persevere - verb
Example: If you persevere, you will get the promotion....

persistence - correct spelling

persistence - noun
Not persistance.Example: The persistence of the salesman began to irritate us....

persistent - correct spelling

persistent - adjective
Not persistant.Example: The persistent salesman irritated the visitors....

person

The concept of person applies to pronouns and reflects a universal truth: There are only three types of people on earth. We have the speaker (first person), the listener (second person), and the person being gossiped a...

Person - Three People

Only Three People Exist on EarthAmber, Igor, and Miss Hamrick realized a long time ago that people mostly talk about only one thing—other people. That is, they gossip. They recognized, therefore, a universal truth:Whe...

personal - correct spelling

personal - adjective and noun
See personnel
.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses persona...

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