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desirable - correct spelling

desirable adjectiveExample: The company found a desirable location for its new store....

added by edgood
3 years ago

information - correct spelling

information - noun  Example: The attachment to the email provided the information we needed....

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3 years ago

population - correct spelling

population - noun  Example: The U.S. population now exceeds 300 million....

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3 years ago

tournament - correct spelling

nounExample: Carolina won the NCAA basketball tournament....

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3 years ago

impute - vocabulary

verbTo ascribe or attribute, as in She imputed special powers to the new software program. Kings are much to be pitied, who, misled by weak ministers, and deceived by wicked favourites, run into political errors, which involve their families in ruin:...

added by edgood
3 years ago

Education vs. Experience: Where to Place What, Where on Your Resume

When it comes to deciding if you should place education before experience or vice versa on your resume, the truth of the matter is that it depends on a number of considerations. Regardless of how you proceed, however, you’ll need to do more tha...

added by dave_landry
3 years ago

Chapter 3 - Semicolon

IntroductionTop writers do not use the semicolon as much today as they did in the past. As a matter of style, you should try to avoid using too many sentences consisting of two independent clauses joined by a semicolon. The mark does have its uses, h...

added by edgood
3 years ago

coarse, course

Coarse means “common,” “rough,” or “vulgar.” Course implies movement over time or over a predetermined route. The phrases “in due course,” “matter of course,” and “of course” are all built on this meaning. A course is also a s...

added by edgood
3 years ago

another - correct spelling

another pronoun and adjectiveExample: The beer was flat, so he opened another. pronounExample: He ordered another piece of cake. adjective ...

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3 years ago

despair - correct spelling

despair noun and verbExample: The irresponsible young boy was the despair of his parents and friends. nounExample: In deep depression, she sank into utter despair. nounExample: The flood caused us to despair of any hope of recovery. verb...

added by edgood
3 years ago

ingenious - correct spelling

ingenious - adjective  Not ingenius. Not ingenuous.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses ingenuous and ingenious. Click here for that discussion.See genius.Example: Her ingenious invention will save many lives....

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3 years ago

portray - correct spelling

portray - verb  Example: She will portray the events in a positive light....

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3 years ago

toward - correct spelling

prepositionNote: Americans use toward while the British use towards.Example: He walked straight toward me....

added by edgood
3 years ago

inane - vocabulary

adjectiveLacking sense, ideas, or significance; silly; empty or void. Anna made no answer. The conductor and her two fellow-passengers did not notice under her veil her panic-stricken face. She went back to her corner and sat down. The couple seated ...

added by edgood
3 years ago

Semicolons and Independent Clauses

A semicolon separates two or more independent clauses joined without a coordinating conjunction: The Court required police to warn suspects of their constitutional rights; in doing so, it made judicial history.  Previous: Chapter 3 - Semicolon N...

added by edgood
3 years ago

compliment, complement

A compliment is a statement of praise or good wishes. A complement is something that goes well with another or completes it. In these meanings, the words act as nouns.Both words can also be used as verbs. To compliment means "to say something nice, t...

added by edgood
3 years ago

answer - correct spelling

answer noun and verbExample: Please send me your answer soon. nounExample: She had to answer her cell phone during the opera. verb ...

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3 years ago

desperate - correct spelling

desperate adjectiveExample: The desperate criminal tried to take a hostage....

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3 years ago

ingenuous - correct spelling

ingenuous - adjective  Not ingenious.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses ingenuous and ingenious. Click here for that discussion.Example: The thief’s ingenuous smile belied his true intentions....

added by edgood
3 years ago

portrayal - correct spelling

portrayal - noun  Example: His portrayal of the king impressed the critics....

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3 years ago

towards - correct spelling

See toward...

added by edgood
3 years ago

inanimate - vocabulary

adjectiveLacking the qualities associated with living organisms; sluggish, dull. “Do you call that happiness—the ownership of human beings?” cried Miss Stackpole. “He owns his tenants, and he has thousands of them. It is pleasant to own somet...

added by edgood
3 years ago

“However” and Other Conjunctive Adverbs

Conjunctive AdverbsConjunctive adverbs include however, therefore, thus, furthermore, and others.If you use a conjunctive adverb to join two independent clauses (compound sentence), then use a semicolon, followed by the conjunctive adverb, followed b...

added by edgood
3 years ago

comprise, constitute, compose

Comprise means “to be composed of” or “to contain.” Constitute means “to be one of the parts of” something. You could say that the parts constitute the whole and the whole comprises the parts.According to the traditional rule, the whole c...

added by edgood
3 years ago

antiseptic - correct spelling

antiseptic noun and adjectiveExample: To heal the abrasion, the doctor applied an antiseptic. nounExample: The author covered up the facts and wrote an antiseptic history. adjective ...

added by edgood
3 years ago

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