Found 59 articles starting with W:

waist - correct spelling

noun’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

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

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...

Warrant vs. Justify

WarrantWarrant is a notification, warning or advice to someone. It can also be used to caution someone against a potential danger. Warrant is usually used for mentioning things (not people). For example, if something warrants an action...

warrior - correct spelling

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

waste vs. wastage

The word wastage is not a fancy equivalent for waste. Waste is failure to use something which could easily be used. But wastage is loss resulting from unavoidable natural causes, such as evaporation....

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

Example: He’s the weak link in our office.See week

weal - correct spelling

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

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

Wedding vs Marriage

Wedding Wedding is the name given for the rituals, events and ceremonies that take place when two people take vows to live together for rest of their life. It is an indication of social acceptance of the relationship. Wedding is used to ind...

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

Example: We must weigh all options....

weird - correct spelling

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 is generally a compound relative, including both the antecedent and the relative, and is equivalent to that which; as, "This is What I wanted;" that is, that which, or, the thing which I wanted. What is compounded of which ...

What are Homographs

We are all familiar with synonyms – they are words that mean the same thing. For rich writing, we use different words in different situations to convey the same thing – for exam...

What Is an Archetype?

We use the word “archetype” in our daily language to refer to a prototype or a perfect model for something. ...

What is the difference between BC and BCE?

"BC" stands for "Before Christ," and is a convention that has been in use for centuries. It is based on the traditional belief that the year of Christ's birth, which was believed to be the start of the modern Western calendar, was the dividing p...

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