Found 333 articles starting with P: Page #9

precursor - vocabulary

A person or thing that precedes; a person, animal, or thing indicating the approach of something or someone, a harbinger. In his very rejection of art Walt Whitman is an artist. He tried to produce a ce...


Every sentence or clause has a subject and a predicate. The subject is a noun, pronoun, or group of words acting as a noun, and the words ...


Do you know what a predicate is? It sounds somehow familiar but only a few of us really understand the meani...

predicate adjective

A predicate adjective is an adjective appearing in the predicate of a sentence or clause and modifying the grammatical subject of t...

predicate nominative

A predicate nominative is also called a subject complement or a predicate noun. The predicate nominative typically follows the verb to be
. Sometimes a predicate nom...

predicate noun

 See predicate nominative

predictable - correct spelling

predictable - adjective
Example: New polls show the predictable winners in the election....

predilection - vocabulary

A tendency or inclination to think favorably about something, a preference, as in a predilection for Mozart. The parrot holds its food for prim consumption as daintily as any debutante, [with] ...

predominant, predominate

As an adjective, predominant describes something with the greatest influence or authority.As a verb, predominat...

prefer - correct spelling

prefer - verb
Example: We can go to the opera, if you prefer....

preference - correct spelling

preference - noun
Example: My preference is Coke, not Pepsi....

preferential - correct spelling

preferential - adjective
Example: The boss’s daughter received preferential treatment....

preferred - correct spelling

preferred - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb prefer) and adjective
Not prefered.Example: She ...


English seems quite a simple language at first glance, but when you dig deep into it i.e. when you try to ex...

Prefix Words

IntroductionMany words start with prefixes; e.g., nonresident, antitrust, coparty, and a spate of others. As a writer, you must learn the rules of hyphenation. So let's start with this observation:...

Prefix Words - Exceptions to the Rule

Important ExceptionsThere are some exceptions to the basic rule that prefix words do not include the hyphen: Root word is capitalized. Root word is a date. Hyphenate to avoid ambiguity. ...

prejudice - correct spelling

prejudice - noun and verb
Example: In the 1960s, they fought the war against racial prejudice. noun...

premier, premiere

Premier is both a noun and an adjective associated with the highest status or rank.Premiere can be used as a noun ...

premise - vocabulary

A proposition on which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn. In law, premises refers to land and buildings on the land.verb
To assume or state as a propos...

preparation - correct spelling

preparation - noun
Not preperation.Example: Careful preparation ensured the physician’s success....

prepare - correct spelling

prepare - verb
Example: He tried to prepare a gourmet dinner....


A preposition is one of the eight parts of speech
. The preposition serves as a dab of glue, sticking a noun, a group of words acting as a noun, or a pronoun onto the ...


Prepositions are one very important component of English language and English grammar. Do you know what a pr...

prepositional phrase

When a noun or pronoun combines with a preposition, it forms a prepositional phrase, which primarily acts as either an adjective (the book ...

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...

Discuss these grammar articles with the community:


    We need you!

    Help us build the largest grammar knowledge base and articles collection on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Check your text and writing for style, spelling and grammar problems everywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Check your text and writing for style, spelling and grammar problems everywhere on the web!


    Free Writing Tool:

    Grammar Checker

    Improve your grammar, vocabulary, and writing -- and it's FREE!


    Are you a grammar master?

    Select the sentence with correct punctuation:
    A I can't believe it's already Friday.
    B Sarahs car is parked outside.
    C The cat sat on the mat.
    D The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

    Improve your writing now:

    Download Grammar eBooks

    It’s now more important than ever to develop a powerful writing style. After all, most communication takes place in reports, emails, and instant messages.