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pigeon - correct spelling

pigeon - noun  Not pidgeon.Example: The pigeon looked for food in the park.Example: "Don't we have a deal with the pigeons?" —George Costanza, Seinfeld...

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3 years ago

tenet - correct spelling

nounExample: This moral tenet requires absolute honesty.See tenant....

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3 years ago

gregarious - vocabulary

adjectiveFond of the company of others, sociable; pertaining to animals, living in herds or flocks. New York is the greatest city in the world for lunch .... That’s the gregarious time. And when that first martini hits the liver like a silver bulle...

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3 years ago

Sample Page - Developing a Powerful Writing Style

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3 years ago

Periods with Quotation Marks

Periods Come InsideWith only one exception, the period always comes inside closing quotation marks. This rule applies even if only one quoted word ends the sentence. Thus: He said, "We need to tell the boss right away." She reported that the boss was...

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3 years ago

appraise, apprise

Appraise means “to evaluate or estimate the value of something.”Apprise means “to give notice” or “to inform.”Example: After he appraised the house, he apprised the homeowners of its market value....

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3 years ago

all ready - correct spelling

all ready See already.See already, all ready in Grammar.com's section on Problem Words.As two words, all ready simply means that everyone is ready....

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3 years ago

decision - correct spelling

decision nounExample: The court reached a decision in favor of the plaintiff....

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3 years ago

imaginary - correct spelling

imaginary - adjective  Example: Even his imaginary friends wouldn’t play with him....

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3 years ago

pilgrimage - correct spelling

pilgrimage - noun  Example: During her illness, she made a pilgrimage to the shrine....

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3 years ago

their - correct spelling

possessive pronounNote: For a discussion of their, there, and they’re, see Grammar.com’s section on Common Grammatical Mistakes. Click here for the beginning of that discussion.Example: They’re not taking their best clothes over there....

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3 years ago

grizzly, grisly - vocabulary

adjectiveGrizzly: grayish; also, as a noun, a large bear.Grisly: causing a feeling of horror; gruesome; horrible, as in a grisly murder. I often look upon a face Most ugly, grisly, bare and thin; I often view the hollow place, Where eyes and nose had...

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3 years ago

Sample Page - Understanding the Parts of Speech

This Grammar eBook explains all you need to know about the 8 parts of speech. Buy this e-book now for $4.95 only! ...

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3 years ago

Period with Parentheses or Brackets

Where Does the Period Go?If an entire sentence or group of sentences appears in parentheses, then put the period inside the closing parenthesis. This is a parenthetical sentence. Thus:Parenthetically Enclosed Sentence Her mind was clouded. (She hadn'...

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3 years ago

apt, likely, liable

Writers often use apt, likely, and liable interchangeably in constructions, especially with infinitives: Fred is likely to win the election. Fred is apt to win the election. Fred is liable to win the election. But these three words do have some subtl...

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3 years ago

all right - correct spelling

all right adjective and adverbNote: The spelling alright is likely to raise the eyebrows of your readers. The fused words already and altogether arose in the middle ages and are properly spelled. But alright arose only a hundred years ago and prompte...

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3 years ago

decisive - correct spelling

decisive adjectiveExample: His decisive action saved the company from ruin....

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3 years ago

imbecile - correct spelling

imbecile - noun  Example: Homer Simpson often acts like an imbecile....

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3 years ago

pistachio - correct spelling

pistachio - noun  Not pistacchio.Example: The pistachio nut broke his fingernails when he tried to open it....

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3 years ago

themselves - correct spelling

reflexive pronounExample: They gave themselves a party....

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3 years ago

hackney - vocabulary

verbTo make stale or trite by frequent use or repetition.Note: As a noun, hackney means a carriage or coach for hire. As a proper noun, Hackney is an English breed of horses with high-stepping gaits. As a verbal adjective, hackneyed means banal or tr...

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3 years ago

Sample Page - Common Grammatical Mistakes

This Grammar eBook explores common grammatical mistakes people make. Buy this e-book now for $2.95 only! ...

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3 years ago

Chapter 2 - Comma

IntroductionThe comma shows the smallest interruption of the structure of a sentence—the parenthesis and dash showing more severe breaks in continuity. A few rules, discussed below, have become obligatory. Otherwise, writers have considerable leewa...

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3 years ago

as, because, since, for

We have several words showing causation: as, because, since, for. Be careful in your use of as to show a causal connection, however, because your readers might think as imparts its more usual meaning “while.”Henry Fowler endorses the use of as cl...

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3 years ago

alleged - correct spelling

alleged verb (past tense and past participle of the verb allege) and adjectiveExample: The prosecutor alleged that the defendant killed with premeditation. verbExample: The alleged thief skipped town. adjective...

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3 years ago

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