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pneumonia - correct spelling

pneumonia - noun  Example: He barely survived the pneumonia....

added by edgood
3 years ago

title - correct spelling

noun, adjective, and verbExample: The title of the book surprised him. nounExample: She played the title role. adjectiveExample: The author didn’t know how to title his new book. verb...

added by edgood
3 years ago

impecunious - vocabulary

adjectiveHaving little or no money; penniless; poor. He was an eccentric, disheveled, toothless and impecunious lifelong bachelor, an amateur poet and musician and an autodidact able to converse knowledgeably with experts in many different fields. An...

added by edgood
3 years ago

Sample Page

This is an example page. It's different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say s...

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3 years ago

Complementary or Antithetical Expressions

DefinedA complementary or antithetical expression requires a comma at its beginning and end. Perhaps I should define complementary or antithetical expressions. These are usually groups of words complementing or contrasting a preceding word and combin...

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3 years ago

can, may

Both words are auxiliary verbs.Our teachers in high school insisted that can expresses ability and that may grants permission. But children do not ask if they may do something. They ask if they can do something. They get this idiomatic expression fro...

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3 years ago

analysis - correct spelling

analysis nounThe plural is analyses.Example: The board paid attention to our analysis of the problem....

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3 years ago

descent - correct spelling

descent nounNot decent.Example: The bumpy descent of the plane unsettled the passengers.Example: She was proud of her Korean descent....

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3 years ago

indicted - correct spelling

indicted - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb indict)  Example: The grand jury indicted the corporate official for criminal fraud....

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3 years ago

pocket - correct spelling

pocket - noun and verb  Example: He hid the pistol in his pocket. nounExample: The poker player hopes to pocket some winnings. verb...

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3 years ago

together - correct spelling

adverb and adjective (slang)Example: We gathered together around the table. adverbExample: She’s a very together person. adjective (slang)...

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3 years ago

impervious - vocabulary

adjectiveImpenetrable, as in impervious to rain; incapable of being injured or impaired, as in impervious to wear and tear; incapable of being persuaded, influenced, or affected, as in impervious to another person’s suffering. Over the past several...

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3 years ago

Dates - Month-Day-Year

Comma After the YearWhen you indicate month, day, and year, put a comma after the day and after the year (unless some other punctuation mark, like a period or question mark, follows the year). Include these commas even if the month-day-year expressio...

added by edgood
3 years ago

cannot, can not, cannot but

Use one word, not two. Thus: cannot.Can’t is the contracted form of cannot, meaning the negative of can. In formal writing, it is perfectly acceptable to use contractions.Some object to the idiomatic expressions cannot but and can but, criticizing ...

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3 years ago

analyze - correct spelling

analyze verbExample: You must analyze all options. ...

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3 years ago

describe - correct spelling

describe verbExample: He tried to describe the beauty of the sunset and the Florida palms....

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3 years ago

indispensable - correct spelling

indispensable - adjective  Not indispensible.Example: His putter was the indispensable club in his golf bag....

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3 years ago

poinsettia - correct spelling

poinsettia - noun  Not pointsettia.Example: The red poinsettia graced the Christmas table....

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3 years ago

tomorrow - correct spelling

noun and adverbExample: Tomorrow will be warm and sunny. nounExample: “I won’t think about that now. I’ll think about that tomorrow.” —Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. adverb...

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3 years ago

implicate, implicit - vocabulary

verbImplicate: to show to be also involved, usually in an incriminating manner, as in He was implicated in the crime; to imply as a necessary circumstance, or as something to be inferred or understood; to connect or relate to intimately; affect as a ...

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3 years ago

The “Like” Word Threatens Your Career

In my last blog, we looked at some grammar governing the use of the like word. Now let’s see what the experts have to say. As you’ll see, they mince no words. Overusing Like Threatens Your Career Consider the views of the experts: New Fowler By t...

added by edgood
3 years ago

Dates - Day-Month-Year

If you depict dates by day-month-year, not month-day-year, do not use commas. Make certain you use a consistent system throughout the document. Those disliking the required commas for month-day-year expressions used as adjectives (e.g., "your July 1,...

added by edgood
3 years ago

capitol, capital, capital (money)

The word capitol should be used only to describe an actual governmental building. (My fourth-grade teacher taught us that the building is spelled with an “o” as in “dome,” something that most capitols have on their roofs.)Capital has many mea...

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3 years ago

angel - correct spelling

angel nounNot angle.Example: An angel watches over the small baby at night. ...

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3 years ago

description - correct spelling

description nounExample: The description of the house attracted the young couple....

added by edgood
3 years ago

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