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inquiry - correct spelling

inquiry - noun  Example: The panel’s official inquiry will uncover the truth....

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3 years ago

possessive - correct spelling

possessive - adjective and noun  Example: He was overly possessive, so she left. adjectiveExample: Personal pronouns must sometimes appear in the possessive. noun...

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3 years ago

treasury - correct spelling

nounExample: The balance in our treasury is woefully low....

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3 years ago

ineffable - vocabulary

adjectiveIncapable of being expressed or described in words, as in ineffable joy; not to be spoken because of its sacredness, unutterable, as in the ineffable name of the deity. He began with being a young man of promise; at Oxford he distinguished h...

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Colon and Independent Clauses

Colon Acts like a PeriodMany writers use the colon between two independent clauses, especially when the subject matter of the second clause expands on, or exemplifies, the subject matter of the first. Some writers start the second clause with a capit...

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along with

See coupled with, as well as, along with, together with, not to mention....

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3 years ago

apology - correct spelling

apology nounExample: He offered his apology for his failure to increase sales....

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3 years ago

develop - correct spelling

develop verbNot develope.Example: The real-estate company planned to develop the property with large, unsightly houses....

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insistent - correct spelling

insistent - adjective  Example: His insistent cry attracted the attention of a passerby....

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3 years ago

possibility - correct spelling

possibility - noun  Example: He was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole....

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3 years ago

tremendous - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: He is a tremendous asset to our organization....

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3 years ago

inexorable - vocabulary

adjectiveUnalterable, unyielding, as in an inexorable truth; unrelenting, not to be moved, persuaded, affected by entreaties or prayers, as in an inexorable bill collector. And never has this lesson been taught with sterner and more unpitying force t...

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3 years ago

Introducing a List

A ListUse the colon to introduce a list or a series: The committee's study focused on the most critical areas: development of software, needed changes in computer systems, and recruitment of new engineers. Use of namely, that is, etc.If the list or s...

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3 years ago

as well as

See coupled with, as well as, along with, together with, not to mention....

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3 years ago

apparatus - correct spelling

apparatus nounPlural, either apparatus or apparatuses.Example: The apparatus of government in that country has totally broken down....

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3 years ago

development - correct spelling

development nounNot developement.Example: The rising price of gold was a discouraging development for the value of the dollar.Example: The new housing development was strewn with huge houses....

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3 years ago

instead - correct spelling

instead - adverb  Example: We ordered tea instead....

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3 years ago

possible - correct spelling

possible - adjective  Example: Lying was a possible response, but she decided to tell the truth....

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3 years ago

tries - correct spelling

verb (third-person singular of the verb try)Example: She tries her best....

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3 years ago

infer, imply - vocabulary

verbInfer: to derive by reasoning, to conclude or judge from evidence or premises.Imply: to suggest or indicate a conclusion without its being explicitly stated; to involve as a necessary circumstance, as in speech implies a speaker. Note: Infer is s...

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3 years ago

Introducing Statements or Quotations

Introduce Formal StatementUse the colon to introduce a formal statement, an extract from a passage, or a speech in a dialogue: Remember the rule: A colon may be used to introduce a statement.I now quote from the committee's ruling: "As we stated befo...

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3 years ago

together with

See coupled with, as well as, along with, together with, not to mention....

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3 years ago

apparent - correct spelling

apparent adjectiveExample: She was fired for no apparent reason....

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3 years ago

device - correct spelling

device nounNot devise.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses device and devise. Click here for that discussion.Example: The electronic device with all the gadgets intrigued the children....

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3 years ago

instinct - correct spelling

instinct - noun  Example: Through instinct, the birds migrated south for the winter....

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3 years ago

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