Found 302 articles starting with P:

positive - correct spelling

positive - adjective and noun
Example: The positive results of the meeting increased our confidence. ...

positive state

Adjectives and adverbs exhibit a positive state, which simply shows the attribute expressed by the adjective (hot) or adverb (quickly). If the adjective or adverb seeks to show that som...

Positive, Comparative, Superlative

Postive, Comparative, Superlative - Good, Better, BestRecall how we defined nouns as words capable of having plurals and possessive endings. Adjectives (and their first cousin, the adverb) also have a feature that di...

possess - correct spelling

possess - verb
Example: He wanted to possess fancy cars and fancy clothes....

possession - correct spelling

possession - noun
Example: He sold his last possession and moved to the beach....

possessive - correct spelling

possessive - adjective and noun
Example: He was overly possessive, so she left. adjective...

possessive case

The personal pronouns (and the relative or interrogative pronoun who) exhibit case
. The case of a pronoun reveals how th...

Possessive pronouns vs. Possessive adjectives

Possessive The word possessive itself...

possessives

One of the distinctive features of the noun is its ability to own something, to possess something. We show this act of possession by adding a possessive ending, typically an “apostrophe ‑s” (Fred's report) to a ...

Possessives of Nouns

Words are also characterized as nouns by their ability to form possessives. Again, some pronouns have this ability as well (other, other’s). So before we explore the main functions of nouns, let’s pause to address an issue that spar...

possibility - correct spelling

possibility - noun
Example: He was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole....

possible - correct spelling

possible - adjective
Example: Lying was a possible response, but she decided to tell the truth....

potato - correct spelling

potato - noun
Example: The baked potato came with sour cream....

potatoes - correct spelling

potatoes - noun (plural of the noun potato)  Example: He grew corn, beans, and potatoes....

Pour vs. Pour

Take a look at the above two sentences. One of them is not correct. Can you identify which one? Pore...

practical - correct spelling

practical - adjective
Example: Let’s take a practical approach and ignore all those theories....

practically - correct spelling

practically - adverb
Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here
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Practice vs. Practise

Even though English speakers in the U.K. and North America use English in mostly the same ways, small differences persist. Many of these differences are in the spelling of words. Practice and practice are one of the examples of s...

prairie - correct spelling

prairie - noun
Example: The cowboy felt at home on the prairie....

pray, prey

To pray means "to meditate or communicate with God."As a verb, prey means “to hunt.” As a noun, prey...

precarious - vocabulary

adjective
Dependent on circumstances beyond one’s control; lacking in stability or security; subject to change; based on unproved premises; perilous. A politician never forgets the precarious...

precede - correct spelling

precede - verb
Not preceed.Example: The best man will precede the groom in the procession....

precedence - correct spelling

precedence - noun
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses precedence and precedent. Click here for that discussio...

precedence, precedent, precedential - vocabulary

noun
Precedence: the fact or act of preceding, as in The first patent application receives precedence in Europe; priority in place, time, or rank because of superiority, as in The company relied on its prec...

precedent, precedence

The meaning of the word precedent in law—a judicial decision that sets a rule—is very close to the common usage of the word: an “example” or “custom resulting from long practice.” A lawyer might find several prec...

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