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threshold - correct spelling

nounExample: We are on the threshold of an important discovery....

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3 years ago

imbroglio - vocabulary

nounA misunderstanding or disagreement attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife. In 1807, the US government implemented the Embargo Act. This decree, which closed American ports to foreign trade and prevented US ships from leaving those ports, ...

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3 years ago

infuse - vocabulary

verbTo instill, introduce, or inculcate principles or qualities, as if by pouring, as in The teacher infused new life into the classroom; to inspire or imbue (usually followed by with), as in The new coach infused the team with enthusiasm. “Oh yes,...

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3 years ago

Parenthetical Pauses

If the information in a parenthetical pause relates closely to the sentence, enclose it in commas. Otherwise, use the dash or parentheses: The committee's decision, to say the least, sparked considerable controversy.The members of the committee were,...

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3 years ago

bring, take

Note: You’ll find an in-depth discussion in the Common Grammatical Mistakes section of Grammar.com. Click here for the beginning of that discussion.Once again, entire chapters could be written about the subtle distinctions between these two words. ...

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3 years ago

American - correct spelling

American proper noun (always capitalized) and adjective (always capitalized).Example: Though a native of Mexico, she admired the American. nounExample: He excelled at American English. adjective...

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3 years ago

deposit - correct spelling

deposit noun and verbExample: She put the bank deposit in an envelope. nounExample: She must deposit the funds in her bank account. verb...

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3 years ago

incredible - correct spelling

incredible - adjective  Example: His incredible alibi failed to convince the police....

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3 years ago

plenitude - correct spelling

plenitude - noun  Not plentitude.Example: There was a plenitude of food from many nations....

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3 years ago

through - correct spelling

preposition, adverb, and adjectiveGrammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses thorough, through, and threw. Click here for that discussion.Example: He walked through the door. prepositionExample: We will manage to pull through. adverbExample: ...

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3 years ago

immutable - vocabulary

adjectiveUnchangeable; not subject or susceptible to change. Despite the promised "new direction for America," getting the money out of politics and all of that, some facts of Washington life appear immutable and eternal."One hundred hours to make th...

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3 years ago

Blockquote Test Page

Only Blockquote Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type spe...

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3 years ago

Commas and Noun Appositives

Appositive with CommasA word, phrase, or clause in apposition to a noun is usually set off by commas (dashes or parentheses might also be used): The chairman of the committee, Senator Jones, rambled on and on. The press surrounded the witness—the c...

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3 years ago

brought, bought

Brought is the past tense and past participle of bring, and bought is the past tense and past participle of buy meaning “purchase.” This is a common spell-checker mistake, but there should be no confusion about the meanings.Example: He brought me...

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3 years ago

among - correct spelling

among prepositionExample: Relax. You’re among friends.For a discussion of the Problem Words among and between, click here....

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3 years ago

derelict - correct spelling

derelict adjective and nounExample: We saw a derelict ship off the coast of North   Carolina. adjectiveExample: The derelict sat on the street corner and begged for spare change. noun...

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3 years ago

independence - correct spelling

independence - noun  Example: During college, she relished her independence from her parents....

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3 years ago

plight - correct spelling

plight - noun and verb  Example: We found ourselves in a terrible plight. nounExample: The groom said he would “plight thee my troth.” verb...

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tight - correct spelling

adjective and adverbExample: His tight collar increased his discomfort. adjectiveExample: Shut the door tight. adverb...

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3 years ago

impalpable - vocabulary

adjectiveIncapable of being perceived by the sense of touch; intangible; difficult for the mind to grasp easily or readily, as in impalpable distinctions. This name [Virginia Woolf] springs to one's mind because Miss [Nadine] Gordimer is a writer who...

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3 years ago

Commas and Coordinate Adjectives

Long, Hot SummerWhen each of two adjectives modifies the same noun, put a comma between them. As a test, put the word and between the two adjectives. If it fits, then the adjectives are called coordinate adjectives: It is going to be a long, hot summ...

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3 years ago

but

Don’t hesitate to start a sentence with But. It’s a coordinating conjunction, and great writers have been starting sentences with conjunctions for hundreds of years. You can remember the coordinating conjunctions by referring to the acronym BOYFA...

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3 years ago

amount - correct spelling

amount noun and verbExample: The federal deficit is a staggering amount. nounExample: We always knew he would amount to something. verb...

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3 years ago

descend - correct spelling

descend verbExample: The jet was finally able to descend and land safely....

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3 years ago

independent - correct spelling

independent - adjective  Example: The independent prosecutor will investigate the allegations....

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3 years ago

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