Found 47 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
....

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:...

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 ...

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...

while - correct spelling

subordinating conjunction, noun, and verb
Example: She whistled while she worked. ...

who, whom, or whose

The word who is the subjective or nominative case. It acts as a subject of a clause...

Who, Whom, Whose

Who or Whom?Amber, Igor, and Miss Hamrick dreamed up that and which when they wanted to refer to inanimate objects and abstractions. But they also dreamed up a set of relative pronouns (...

whole - correct spelling

noun and adjective
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses whole and hole. Click here for that discussion....

whole, hole

Whole means “entire.”A hole is an “opening,” “empty spot,” or rarely a “flaw.”Example: We asked the whole work crew to dig the hole....

wholly - correct spelling

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

whose - correct spelling

relative pronoun and interrogative pronoun
Note: Good writers use whose as the possessive case of which to avoid a stilted “of which” const...

whose, who's

Whose is the possessive form of the pronoun who. Many think that whose can ref...

Why The English Language Is So Hard To Learn

The bandage was wound around the wound.The farm was used to produce produce.The dump ...

withdrawal - correct spelling

noun
Example: The withdrawal from the bank exceeded $10,000, so the customer had to fill out a governmental form....

woman - correct spelling

noun
Example: The woman rapidly climbed the corporate ladder....

women - correct spelling

noun (plural of woman)Example: The women decided to form a book club....

wonder, wander

Wonder means “awe,” “astonishment,” or “surprise,” and can be used as a noun, verb, or adjective associated with th...

worthwhile - correct spelling

adjective
Example: This is a worthwhile book to read....

would - correct spelling

auxiliary verb
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses would and should. Click here for that discussion....

wrap - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: She used a plastic wrap to protect the sandwiches. noun
Example: She w...

Wreathe vs. Wreath

I wreathed my door with a lily wreath. ...

wretched - correct spelling

adjective
Example: These wretched developers want to destroy the rural land....

wrinkle - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: The wrinkle in his shirt disturbed the fastidious young man. noun
Example: ...

write - correct spelling

verb
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses write, right, and rite. Click here for that discussion....

writing - correct spelling

noun and verb (present participle of the verb write)Example: She enjoys fine writing. ...

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