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sibilant - vocabulary

adjective
Characterized by a hissing sound; in phonetics, noting sounds like those spelled with s, sh, z, zh, as in a sibilant consonant.noun...

siege - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: The siege of the city cut off all supplies. noun
Example: The military...

sight - correct spelling

noun and verb
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses sight, site, and cite. Click here for that discussion....

signal - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: The traffic signal failed to work and caused an accident. noun
Example: ...

significance - correct spelling

noun
Example: Congress failed to understand the significance of voter discontent....

significant - correct spelling

adjective
Example: This significant discovery will revolutionize communications....

similar - correct spelling

adjective
Not simular.Example: We faced a similar problem before....

similarity - correct spelling

noun
Example: The similarity between the two brothers was remarkable....

simile - correct spelling

noun
Example: The writer correctly used the like word to create the simile “like a fox.”...

simile - vocabulary

noun
A figure of speech in which two dissimilar things are explicitly compared, often introduced with like or as, as in she runs like the wind. Simile and...

similitude - vocabulary

noun
Similarity, likeness, resemblance; a person or thing that is the match or like another. When he had a mind to penetrate into the inclinations of those he had to deal with, he composed his face, his gest...

simple, simplistic

Simple means “easy,” “plain,” or “naive.”Simplistic is a pejorative adjective meaning “overly simple, facile.”Careful writers reserve ...

simply - correct spelling

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

simultaneous - correct spelling

adjective
Example: These simultaneous events will attract large crowds....

sincerely - correct spelling

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

singular

Nouns and pronouns are either singular or plural
. Nouns typically form their plurals by adding ‑s, (boys), ‑es (torches), or ‑ies (citie...

site - correct spelling

noun and verb
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses sight, site, and cite. Click here for that discussion....

site, sight, cite

Cite means either “to quote” or “to commend” and is usually a verb
. As a noun, cite means “a short citation or reference.”...

Situations Requiring the Subjunctive Mood

Let’s explore the modern uses of the subjunctive mood.1. situations contrary to fact 2. wishes 3. suppositions 4. commands1. Situations Contrary to FactLet’s look at the contr...

Six Major Tenses of Verbs

Now you’re ready to conjugate to skip in the six tenses of verbs.To conjugate a verb, you must include all tenses: present, past, future, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect. You must account for all persons: first, sec...

Skeptic vs. Sceptic

There are many spelling differences between American and British English. In some cases, the same word will be spelled one way in American English and another way in British English. There are times when this inconsistency is ver...

skiing - correct spelling

verb (present participle of the verb ski) and noun
Example: He was skiing down the steep trail when the accident occurred. ...

snicker vs. snigger

snicker is the American form, snigger is the British form. As simple as that....

so

Don’t hesitate to start a sentence with So. It’s a coordinating conjunction, and great writers have been starting sentences with conjunctions for hundr...

So our chapter title should read…

You are leaving out the word are.Or perhaps:You’re leaving out the word are....

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