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died - correct spelling

died verb (past tense and past participle of the verb die)Not dyed.Example: The mayor died on Monday after a long illness....

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2 years ago

intelligence - correct spelling

intelligence - noun  Example: He is blessed with high intelligence.Example: We must improve our intelligence to monitor the activities of drug lords....

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2 years ago

prairie - correct spelling

prairie - noun  Example: The cowboy felt at home on the prairie....

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2 years ago

ukulele - correct spelling

nounNot ukelele.Example: The little girl plucked her ukulele as she walked in the rain....

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2 years ago

inscrutable - vocabulary

adjectiveIncapable of being analyzed, investigated, or scrutinized; impenetrable, not easily understood; unfathomable; mysterious, as in an inscrutable smile; incapable of being seen through, as in the inscrutable depths of the ocean. We have as yet ...

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2 years ago

Chapter 6 - Parentheses

IntroductionParentheses, like commas and dashes, may be used to set off amplifying, explanatory, or digressive elements. If the parenthetical elements bear a close logical relationship to the rest of the sentence, use commas. If the logical relation...

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2 years ago

presently, currently

See currently, presently....

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2 years ago

apply - correct spelling

apply verbExample: She must apply for a college loan....

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2 years ago

difference - correct spelling

difference nounExample: There’s a big difference between the two candidates’ views on taxes....

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2 years ago

intercede - correct spelling

intercede - verb  Example: She wanted to intercede in the matter to save her son’s reputation....

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2 years ago

precede - correct spelling

precede - verb  Not preceed.Example: The best man will precede the groom in the procession....

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2 years ago

unanimous - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: The vote was unanimous....

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2 years ago

insidious - vocabulary

adjectiveIntended to beguile or entrap, as in an insidious plot; stealthily deceitful or treacherous, as in an insidious foe; proceeding in a seemingly harmless way but actually with dangerous effect, as in an insidious disease. She was terror-strick...

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2 years ago

Amplify, Explain, or Digress

Use parentheses to enclose material that amplifies, explains, or digresses from the central message in the sentence: The disagreement between the president and the treasurer (they had fought over the issue a number of times) ultimately destroyed the ...

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2 years ago

data

In formal writing, it’s probably best to treat this word as a plural. Thus: the data are.The singular is datum, but in nonscientific circles, you’ll probably sound pretentious if you use datum.Usage panels now increasingly recognize that data can...

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2 years ago

appreciate - correct spelling

appreciate verbExample: Surely you can appreciate the gravity of the situation.Example: The art collection will appreciate in value....

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2 years ago

different - correct spelling

different adjectiveGrammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses different from vs. different than. Click here for that discussion.Example: We took a different route to see some new scenery....

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2 years ago

interest - correct spelling

interest - noun and verb  Example: His interest in science led to a career in medicine. nounExample: The bank charged interest for the loan. nounExample: The new book will interest those who believe in UFOs. verb...

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2 years ago

precedence - correct spelling

precedence - noun  Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses precedence and precedent. Click here for that discussion.Example: The applications arriving first will receive precedence....

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2 years ago

undoubtedly - correct spelling

adverbGrammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that discussion.Example: She will undoubtedly accept the appointment....

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2 years ago

insipid - vocabulary

adjectiveLacking interesting, stimulating, or distinctive qualities, as in an insipid, boring speaker; without a sufficient taste to be pleasing, as in an insipid meal. Kitty, to her very material advantage, spent the chief of her time with her two e...

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2 years ago

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