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Revenge vs. Avenge

Avenge Avenge is a verb that has its roots from the Latin vindicare. It means to cause harm to someone in return for an injury or wrong doing by them. Avengers is more in the context or sense of giving justice to someone. Examples – ·  &...

added by ramyashankar
1 month ago

Elicit vs Illicit

Elicit Elicit is a verb which means to get or extract something (a fact, answer, reaction, information) from someone. It can be used in both positive and negative sense. The word draws its roots from the mid-17th century Latin word elacere (e+lacere ...

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1 month ago

Phrasal verbs with ‘Get’

Get – as a separate word get means to acquire or have something. When combined with several prepositions, the meaning doesn’t remain the same. 1.       Get up – to wake up, or to move away from where you were sitti...

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1 month ago

Vocabulary Usage

By reading a wide variety of authors and various types of writing you can build up your vocabulary and acquire the necessary skill in the proper use of words, phrases and idioms. Consciously or subconsciously, while reading, you develop an ear for wh...

added by janetdaetton
1 month ago

How to Stay Motivated to Finish a Book

How to start writing a book? How to stay motivated while writing a book? How to stay motivated to finish something that can turn into a long and complicated process? As with any creative endeavor, when you write a book - whether it is a novel you ar...

added by bailey_b
1 month ago

Cleft sentences and inversion

Inverted sentences – Consider the following example – We have never seen this kind of support before. Here, the subject is ‘We’, ‘have’ is the auxiliary verb. Let us change the order now – Never have we seen this kind of support befor...

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1 month ago

5 Ways to Overcome Grammar Issues

Why Literacy MattersThere are two basic reasons why you should work on your literacy and constantly improve it.1. The Increased Likelihood of Getting Low Marks for Written TasksProfessors do not like illiterate students. They consider them to be inat...

added by acronimous
2 months ago

Insist vs. Persist

Insist To insist is to demand something forcefully or urge someone to do something. It can be used in positive as well as negative sense. A few examples – ●    Our CEO insisted that the company was doing well in-spite of the s...

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2 months ago

The ^caret symbol

Origin of the caret symbol Caret is a Latin word which means ‘to be separated’. It is also called as circumflex. Here are a few places where caret symbol is used – 1. Computer programming languages and regular expressions Many programming langu...

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2 months ago

Subjunctive mood

What is mood? – a mood is a form a verb takes to show how it (the verb) should be regarded. For example, command, wish, request etc… Subjunctive moods tell about a wish or suggestion. Subjunctive sentences are not true and are based on certain as...

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2 months ago

Relive vs. Relieve

Relive Relive is to live an experience or memory again (re+live). Relive can be written with the ‘-‘ symbol as re-live as well. It is a verb that became more popular in its usage during 2000’s. When you relive something, you tend to remember an...

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2 months ago

Are Custom Paper Facilities An Excellent Decision?

Keeping away from essays and other writing jobs is difficult while getting university schooling. Without a doubt, pupils do plenty of writing tasks which sometimes make them crazy. A lot of written assignments tend to be quite tricky to total, as the...

added by bob_c
2 months ago

Clearer vs. More Clear

Clear (adjective) When something is understandable or transparent, we say it is clear. Some examples would be – ‘The water is crystal clear’¸ The concept is ‘clear’. Clearer, clearly is the comparative degree made in a similar manner as ma...

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2 months ago

Useful Grammar Tips and Tricks For Copywriters

One thing that can be said about the human race is that nobody is perfect. There are many individuals in the world that have their own set of flaws and have to live with it. However, just because people face their own set of challenges, doesn't mean ...

added by bob_c
2 months ago

Restrictive vs. Non-restrictive adjective clauses

Restrictive clause Restrictive clauses include information that are essential for the purpose of the sentence. Without these the sentence may not make sense or convey the intended meaning. That is, the clause restricts (makes specific) whatever it re...

added by ramyashankar
3 months ago

The correct way to use commas with names and titles

Case 1 Look at the sentences below – 1.       My friend John, is a good painter. 2.       My friend, John is a good painter. Which of these sentences has the commas placed correctly? The a...

added by ramyashankar
3 months ago

How to form correct sentences – basic grammar

Let us say the verb is “go”. The second form is “went”. The third form is “gone”. Simple past – I went to the park. Simple present – I go to the park every Monday. Simple future – I will go to the park tomorrow. Past perfect – I h...

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3 months ago

A handy note to have tenses at your finger tips

  PAST PRESENT FUTURE SIMPLE Action that finished at some time in the past – she left the country last year Past habits – she always carried lunch to office   Use for hobbies – I play badminton. Everyday actions – I...

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3 months ago

3 Basic Grammar Rules for Academic Writing

Rule #1. Use Proper PunctuationWe assume that you already know the basic rule that you should write complete sentences that have subjects and verbs, and ensure that you start each new sentence with a capital letter. Apart from that, using appropriate...

added by acronimous
3 months ago

Evade vs. Invade

Evade The word evade has originated from the Latin word evadere which means to move away. Evade means to avoid or escape from a person, problem or a situation through tricky ways. For example – ·         D...

added by ramyashankar
3 months ago

Resist vs. Desist

Resist Resist as a verb means to prevent some action from happening. For example – ·         I resisted myself from eating ice-creams as I had severe cold. ·        ...

added by ramyashankar
3 months ago

Writing Mistakes To Avoid So You Can Appear To Be Intelligent

I have quite a few writer friends for whom English is a second language and I have to tell you straight out, I admire them. English is tough for those of us born speaking it. English is a language that seems so random. Words that are spelled the same...

added by RunyonJustin
3 months ago

File vs. Fill

Fill Fill as we know is to occupy a space with something. For example, fill the bottle with water. Filling can be used in more than one way. For one, it is the continuous form of fill. For example, I am filling the bottles with water. As an adjectiv...

added by ramyashankar
3 months ago

Bind vs. Bound vs. Bounded

Bind – to bind is to fasten objects together tightly. For example, glue is a binding material that binds paper with another surface, water binds the flour, a common cause binds people. ·         Music binds...

added by ramyashankar
3 months ago

Difference Between Proofreading and Copyediting

No matter what type of writing you are working on, you will sooner or later face the need for proofreading and editing your piece since these are important stages of the entire writing process. Therefore, any author has to learn the difference betwee...

added by acronimous
3 months ago

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