Found 46 articles starting with W:

waist - correct spelling

noun
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses waist and waste. Click here for that discussion.Example: Each Christmas, his ...

waist, waste

Your waist is between your stomach and your hips.To waste means “to squander” or “to consume thoughtlessly.”Example: The main reason for the enlargement of his ...

waive - vocabulary

verb
To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim; to refrain from claiming or insisting on; to put aside for a time, postpone, defer. In law, to relinquish a known right. "Well, even granting ...

wanton - vocabulary

adjective
Done, used, or shown maliciously, without justification; done without motive or provocation, headstrong; without regard for right and wrong; sexually loose, lascivious; excessively luxurious. ...

warrant - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: The police showed him the arrest warrant. noun
Example: This problem w...

warrior - correct spelling

noun
Example: The neighborhood warrior fought the greedy developers....

Waver vs. Waiver

I needed a waiver from the zoning board for the house because the lot was so small, but they let me build because it was next to the park. ...

We should fix the chapter title…

The chapter title reads: "We could of used the right helping verb."Let's fix it: We could have used the right helping verb...

weak - correct spelling

adjective
Example: He’s the weak link in our office.See week
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weal - correct spelling

noun
Example: He worked for the common weal....

wear - correct spelling

verb and noun
Example: He will wear his formal suit to the dance. verb
Example: He got a lot ...

weather - correct spelling

noun and verb
Not whether
. Click here for a discussion of whether.Exampl...

website - correct spelling

noun
Here’s a usage note from Dictionary.com
.The transition from World Wide Web site to Web site to website as a s...

Wednesday - correct spelling

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

week - correct spelling

noun and adverb
Example: We will meet in the middle of the week. noun
Example: He will visi...

weigh - correct spelling

verb
Example: We must weigh all options....

weird - correct spelling

adjective
Example: The weird little man frightened the children....

Wet vs. Whet

He put on a wet bathing suit. The aroma whet my appetite. Are you wondering...

What Nouns Do

What do nouns do in our language? It’s crucial that you know, for you cannot begin to engage in any kind of grammatical analysis without knowing the roles of all eight parts of speech.The main roles of nouns break down into three types:...

wheel - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: The wheel rolled down the street. noun
Example: The waiters will ...

When to use “When”

When as an interrogative pronoun Quite simp...

When to use “Would” instead of “Will”

Many non-native English learners find it confusing when it comes to the uses of “would”. The word “would”...

whether

The word whether is a subordinating conjunction that introduces subordinate clauses
. Ma...

whether - correct spelling

subordinating conjunction
Not weather
. Click here for a discussion of whether.Example: ...

which - correct spelling

relative pronoun and interrogative pronoun
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses which and that. Click...

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