Found 55 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...

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

noun
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

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...

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

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 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 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:...

What types of plagiarism exist?

Different Types of PlagiarismThere are diverse plagiarism types. While analyzing the gravity, extend and plagiarism spectrum it is important to determine if it’s unintentional or intentional. That’s the re...

wheel - correct spelling

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

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