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Saturday - correct spelling

proper noun (often serving as an adverb
)Example: We have a meeting scheduled for Saturday. proper noun...

Savior vs. Saviour

Languages can shift over time, even in different parts of the world. Many differences in spelling and usage have grown prominent between British and American English. Saviour and savior, for instance, are American and British Eng...

Savior vs. Saviour

Languages can shift over time, even in different parts of the world. Many differences in spelling and usage have grown prominent between British and American English. Saviour and savior, for instance, are American and British English spellings of the...

savvy - correct spelling

adjective
Example: The savvy writer learned to twist the plot and surprise the reader....

scarcely - correct spelling

adverb
Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that di...

scary - correct spelling

adjective
Not scarey.Example: My wife hates scary movies....

scene - correct spelling

noun
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses scene and seen. Click here for that discussion.Example: In the...

scenery - correct spelling

noun
Example: The beautiful scenery in Virginia attracts many visitors....

scents - correct spelling

noun (plural of the noun scent) and verb (third-person singular of the verb scent...

schadenfreude - vocabulary

A German word meaning the delight in the suffering of others. It often appears capitalized, as all German nouns are capitalized. But in English, the lowercase is perfectly proper.Pronounced: shahd-n-froi-duh. ...

schedule - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: We studied the fall basketball schedule. noun
Example: We will ...

science - correct spelling

noun
Example: My son studied science in college....

scientific - correct spelling

adjective
Example: Their scientific findings led to a valuable invention....

scissors - correct spelling

noun
Example: She cut the cloth with her scissors....

scurrilous - vocabulary

adjective
Grossly abusive; expressed in coarse, vulgar language. Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall chara...

Sea vs. See

When do we use “sea”?Always used as a noun, “sea” mainly defines a very large, natural expanse of salt water. The same word can also be used when trying to express a large expanse of something, such as a big gathering of people....

Seam vs. Seem

Seam vs. SeemFirst and foremost, one of the main reasons why “seam” can and should never be replaced with “seem” can be seen grammatically: “Seam” is always used exclusively as a noun, whereas “seem” is always used exclusively as a v...

season - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: The rainy season comes in the spring. noun
Example: I will ...

secede - correct spelling

verb
Example: The disgruntled taxpayers wanted to secede and form a new county....

Second Person

English grammar is not very complicated it just needs a little bit of concentration and understanding. When ...

secretary - correct spelling

noun
Example: The secretary of the board read the minutes of the last meeting....

seen - correct spelling

verb (past participle of the verb see)Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses scene and seen. Click here for...

seen, scene

Seen is the past participle of see. Note that it is not the simple past tense of ...

seize - correct spelling

verb
Not sieze.Example: She will seize this opportunity for her family....

Seize vs. Cease

The enemy countries ceased fire and then one seized the other’s air force base. Does the above sentence makes sense to you? It uses two homophones i.e. a pair or words that have same pronunci...

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