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deed - correct spelling

deed noun and verbExample: “No good deed goes unpunished.” * nounExample: The covenants in the deed will prevent unsightly development. nounExample: She will deed her farm to her son. verb* This quotation was attributed to American financier Joh...

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3 years ago

imitate - correct spelling

imitate - verb  Example: He often tried to imitate his younger brother....

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pitiful - correct spelling

pitiful - adjective  Example: The pitiful little orphans just wanted some love and attention....

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3 years ago

theories - correct spelling

noun (plural of the noun theory)Example: We have several theories about the cause of his resignation....

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3 years ago

halcyon - vocabulary

adjectiveCalm, peaceful, as in halcyon weather; rich, wealthy, as in halcyon days of peace; happy, carefree, as in the halcyon days of our youth. It was a halcyon day, and as they neared the shore and the salt breezes scurried by, he began to picture...

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3 years ago

Sample Page - Rules on Punctuation

This Grammar eBook thoroughly explains the rules on properly using all punctuation marks. Buy this e-book now for $1.95 only! ...

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3 years ago

Serial-Comma Rule ‑ Red, White, and Blue (2)

Comma, Comma, and CommaWhen you use a coordinating conjunction (usually and or or) to join two elements of a series, no comma comes before the conjunction. But when you join three or more elements, the preferred rule requires a comma before the coord...

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3 years ago

as far as

Many writers botch the use of the expression as far as. It serves as a subordinating conjunction. Therefore, it must be followed by a verb. If you follow as far as with a noun, then you have magically transformed the expression into a preposition. An...

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3 years ago

all together - correct spelling

all together See altogether....

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3 years ago

defendant - correct spelling

defendant nounExample: The defendant refused to testify, pleading his rights under the Fifth Amendment. noun...

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3 years ago

imitation - correct spelling

imitation - noun  Example: Imitation is the highest form of flattery....

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3 years ago

plagiarize - correct spelling

plagiarize - verb  Example: Way too many students plagiarize by copying information from the Internet and using it in their term papers....

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3 years ago

there - correct spelling

adverb, pronoun, adjective, and nounNote: 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 th...

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3 years ago

harass - vocabulary

verbTo bother continually; to torment, usually with troubles or cares; to pester.Note: You may pronounce it either way, with the accent on the first syllable or the last. In American English, the better pronunciation accents the second syllable. Her...

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3 years ago

Sample Page - The Awful 'Like' Word

Download this free eBook. Send the file to all your contacts. The 'like' word threatens your career. Get this e-book now for FREE! ...

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3 years ago

Serial-Comma Rule ‑ Examples

Here are some examples of correctly using the serial comma: The flag is red, white, and blue. (Three predicate adjectives.)In her will, the woman left jewelry, coins, stocks and bonds, but no cash. (Four direct objects of the transitive verb left.)Th...

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3 years ago

as, like

Back in the olden days, when tobacco companies advertised on TV, Winston used the slogan: Winston tastes good like a cigarette should. In that sentence, the word like acts as a subordinating conjunction starting the subordinate clause a cigarette sho...

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3 years ago

almost - correct spelling

almost adverbExample: He has read almost every novel by John Grisham. adverb (modifying the adjective every)Example: He almost hit the pedestrian. adverb (modifying the verb hit)...

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3 years ago

deferred - correct spelling

deferred verb (past tense and past participle of the verb defer) and adjectiveExample: We deferred to him because of his experience in the business. verbExample: The company deferred payment to the next fiscal quarter. verbExample: This item appears ...

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3 years ago

immediately - correct spelling

immediately - adverb  Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that discussion.Example: The hospital must page the doctor immediately....

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3 years ago

plain - correct spelling

plain - adjective  Not plane.Example: The plain brown wrapper made him suspicious about the package....

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3 years ago

therefor - correct spelling

adverbExample: He ordered the stereo and included payment therefor.Note: This adverb often appears in legal writing. It differs in meaning from the adverb and conjunctive adverb therefore.See therefore....

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3 years ago

harbinger - vocabulary

nounOne who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing; anything that foreshadows a coming thing or event. Now the bright morning star, day’s harbinger, Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her The flow’ry May, ...

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3 years ago

Sample Page - Egg on Your Face

This Grammar eBook discusses the Top 25 Grammatical Mistakes. Buy this e-book now for $3.95 only! ...

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3 years ago

Semicolons Instead of Commas

If the series is long and complex or any one element has a comma within it, separate each element of the series with a semicolon: The company has offices in Greensboro, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Los Angeles, California; and Taipei, Taiwan....

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3 years ago

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