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So our chapter title should read…

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

So the title to this chapter should read…

The chapter title read: “Their mixing up they’re theres.”Do you see the problems? They are mixing up their...

So to fix the title of this chapter…

Our chaper read: “Should you take out it’s apostrophe?”But now you know that “it’s” is a contraction of “it is.” And you know that “its” is the possessive case...

So vs. Such

So So is a conjunction. It can join t...

soften - correct spelling

verb
Example: He tried to soften the criticism....

Sole vs. Soul

Sole vs. SoulWhether it’s for a paper you’re writing or for your own general knowledge, it’s essential to know the distinct meanings of “sole” and “soul” in order to use them properly in your writing.But before we get  in...

solecism - vocabulary

noun
A nonstandard or ungrammatical usage, as in There’s lots of cars on the road.A solecism can also refer to a social impropriety, especially in British English. “This [feeding fruitc...

solemn - correct spelling

adjective
Example: The funeral was a solemn event....

solider - correct spelling

adjective (comparative state of the adjective solid)Example: This material provides solid...

Somber vs. Sombre

Somber and sombre are a pair or words that are opposite to homophones that is, they have different spellings but same meaning. The words like these with different spellings and same meaning causes equal confusion to writers as does the homophones ...

somnolent - vocabulary

adjective
Tending to produce sleep; drowsy, sleepy. Gringoire, stunned by his fall, lay prone upon the pavement in front of the image of Our Lady at the corner of the street. By slow degrees his senses ...

Son vs. Sun

Son vs. SunBesides their similar spellings and the fact that they both function as a noun within most phrases, the words ``son” and “sun” actually have nothing else in common. They are not synonyms, or words from the same semantic fi...

Soon vs. Early

“I am planning to start a business soon…” “I will have an early lunch tomorrow…”...

sophistry - vocabulary

noun
A false, tricky but plausible argument understood to be such by the speaker himself and intentionally used to deceive.  . . . that phrase of mischievous sophistry, “all men are born fre...

sophomore - correct spelling

noun and adjective
Example: The college sophomore won the award. noun
Example: He improv...

sorcerer - correct spelling

noun
Not sorceror.Example: The sorcerer performed some intriguing tricks....

soul - correct spelling

noun and adjective
Example: A glass of wine is good for the soul. noun
Example: We enjoy...

source - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: The reporter refused to reveal his source for the story. noun
Example: ...

Sources Cited

In these discussions on Grammar.com, I cite some of my favorite sources. To save space, I use the “short citations” below: Short Citation...

souvenir - correct spelling

noun
Not souvenire.Example: Caitlin bought a souvenir at the top of the Empire State Building....

special - correct spelling

adjective and noun
Example: Their wedding was indeed a special occasion. adjective
Example: ...

Specially vs. Especially

Specially Specially is an adverb that is used to indicate something done ...

specifically - correct spelling

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

specified - correct spelling

verb (past tense and past participle of the verb specify)Example: She specified exactly wh...

specimen - correct spelling

noun
Example: He groaned when the doctor asked him for a specimen....

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