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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...

added by edgood
2 years ago

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