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Prepositional Phrase - Two Parts

The prepositional phrase consists of two major parts:1. the preposition 2. the object of the prepositionThe object is the noun (or pronoun) attached to the sentence by the preposition. That noun might be a true noun, a noun phrase, or...

Prepositions - Definition, Overview, and Lists of Examples

WelcomeBelow you’ll find links to our discussion on prepositions. We recommend that you start with the first topic, Prepositions - Words ...

Prepositions - Words That Glue

Now let’s explore a very important part of speech, the preposition. This little word helps us hook nouns onto sentences. When we do, we form prepositional phrases. When you complete this section, you might decide that a preposition is a good word to ...

Prepositions – At vs. In vs. On

In, at and on are commonly used prepositions and are used in different situations – be it telling adate, or time, or about a place and so on. Let’s discuss these prepositions and their uses in detailwith reference to time....

prerogative - vocabulary

noun
Exclusive privilege or right, obtained or exercise because of rank or office, as in prerogatives of a member of Congress. Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just...

prescience, prescient - vocabulary

noun
Prescience: knowledge of events before they take place.adjective
Prescient: perceiving significance of events before ...

prescription - correct spelling

prescription - noun
Example: The doctor’s prescription alleviated her pain....

presence - correct spelling

presence - noun
Example: She felt a strange presence in the room with her that night....

present participle

All main verbs have a present-participial form. Just add ‑ing and you've got a present participle. Sometimes you have to drop a silent ‑e as in writing. And sometimes you double an ending consonant,...

Present Participle - The -ing Verb

Every verb in the English language has a present participle, and you form it the same way for every verb: Just add ‑ing. Sometimes you’ll have to drop an ending silent ‑e, as in write and writing. Sometimes you’ll ...

Present Participle - The -ing Verb

Every verb in the English language has a present participle, and you form it the same way for every verb: Just add ‑ing. Sometimes you’ll have to drop an ending silent ‑e, as in write and writing. Sometimes you’ll ...

Present perfect tense

First let’s understand the syntax – Use has/have and 3rd form of verb to form pre...

present tense

The present tense of a verb designates an action or state of being going on or existing at the time of speaking or writing, as in John walks across the street or She ...

Present Tense of Verbs

Some authors write novels in the present tense, and it drives me bats. Whenever I browse in a bookstore, seeking the latest in top beach literature, I always sneak a few peeks to make certain the author does not use the present tense in the narrative...

present-participial phrase

All main verbs have a present-participial form. Just add ‑ing and you've got a present participle
. Sometimes you have to drop a silent ‑e as in writing. And sometim...

present-perfect progressive tense

There are six progressive tenses
. Some grammarians refer to the progressive tense as the progressive aspect of a verb. The progressive tense shows an “ongoingness” of the action denoted by the verb.Th...

present-perfect tense

The perfect tenses are formed by using the auxiliary verb to have and adding the past participle of the main verb
. Thus, the ...

present-progressive tense

There are six progressive tenses
. Some grammarians refer to the progressive tense as the progressive aspect of a verb. The progressive tense shows an “ongoingness” of the action denoted by the verb.Th...

presently, currently

See currently, presently
....

president - correct spelling

president - noun
Example: The company’s president addressed the meeting of the shareholders....

presumption, presumptuous - vocabulary

noun
Presumption: that which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved; an assumption. In law, a fact assumed because of the proof of other facts; in patent law, for example, a patent enj...

presumptuous - correct spelling

presumptuous - adjective
Not presumptious.Example: She dismissed her presumptuous servants....

Pretence vs. Pretense

This not very common word is often confused for its alternative half making it difficult for young writers to make a decision on what the right spellings of the word are. Consider t...

prevalent - correct spelling

prevalent - adjective
Example: Illicit drugs were prevalent at the party....

prevaricate - vocabulary

verb
To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention; to tell a falsehood; to lie. Lying is the same as alcoholism. Liars prevaricate even on their d...

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