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comic, comical

Something is comic if it is intended to be funny. The word is mainly applied to skits, songs, plays and the like. "Tom Lehrer was famous for his comic songs."Something is comical if it is unintentionally funny. "Her portrayal of Ophelia was comical."...

added by RobertHaigh
4 years ago

Rules For Using Single Quotation Marks

When it comes to punctuation rules, even the most experienced writers have hesitations. These rules are vague. So, if you found yourself doubting whether you need that quotation mark and which one should go there, read the following recommendations. ...

added by acronimous
4 years ago

Active Voice vs. Passive Voice

Active and passive voice sounds like something complex and complicated, but really, it's not. It's about the relation existing between the subject and the action of a sentence, more exactly about who does what. But the best way to understand these is...

added by malza
4 years ago

Come get it vs. Come and get it

Some expressions are so often used on the internet wrongly, that they start to seem right and, sometimes, they actually become acceptable, at least informally. “Come get it” and “come and get it” is one of these examples – they are expressi...

added by malza
4 years ago

Use of the word southern

please share your quote for replacing the portion of the fence bordering your property's southern border...

added by Bgj721
4 years ago

Multiple meaning words

Word number 1: SpareFirst meaning: Spare someone's life-let someone liveE.g. The knight decided to spare the dragon's life.Second meaning: Spare as in spare tire-additionalE.g. Do you have a spare tire for my car? Word number 2: ScaleFirst meani...

added by Sir Almond
4 years ago

Discreet and discrete difference

Discreet means to be careful, undetected, example: a discreet cough. Discrete means to be individual, detached, for example, the grammar discrete is at the next page...

added by Sir Almond
4 years ago

Difference between glimpse and glance

The difference is that a glance is deliberate. For example, you glanced at the new toy yearningly. A glimpse is also a short look just like glance, but its not on purpose-its accidental. For example, out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of...

added by Sir Almond
4 years ago

Lose vs. Loss

Lose and loss are a pair of words that have somewhat similar meanings which cause the most people to confuse them and use them in each other’s place.Today I will discuss the meanings and usage of both these words with examples so learners of Englis...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Destroy or Destruct

Destroy and destruct are synonyms to each other.Synonyms are the pair of words which have similar meanings to each other and may be used in each other’s place.Destroy as verb:In English language, destroy is used as a verb which means to end somethi...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Closer vs. Closure

Homophones are words in English language that are pronounced the same way but have different spellings and meanings. One such pair of words is closer and closure.I will discuss their meaning and usage in English language in detail today.Closer as nou...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Aspiration vs. Inspiration

Aspiration and inspiration are two words that have little spelling difference but a huge difference in their meanings.Today I will talk about both these terms in detail to differentiate in their meaning and usage in English language.Aspiration as nou...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Into vs. In to

Although considered an easy and simple language, English language has its fair share of confusions. There are many words that are spelled and spoken the same way but have some minor differences in writing and huge differences in meaning. One such exa...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Generalise vs. Generalize

There are some minor differences in spellings of the same world in different parts of the world. Generalize and generalise also belong to the same category of words.Generalize as verb:Generalize is a verb used in English language and it originated fr...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

To vs. Too

There are some pairs of words that are easily mixed up with one and another. One example of such pair of words is too and to. Today I will discuss both of them in detail. To as preposition: To is used as a preposition which means to express moti...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Poser vs. Poseur

There are some very confusing pairs of words in English language which have very different meanings from each other.Poser as noun:In English language poser is used as a noun which means someone who poses or stands or sits in a specific manner.Example...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Instrumental Compounds

Among many other complex English grammar terms and elements, one is instrumental words or compounds.Today I will talk about their meaning and usage in English language and grammar.Instrumental Compound:A compound which is mostly an adjective in which...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Impersonal Verbs

There are numerous forms of verbs and today I have decided to talk about impersonal verbs. The literal meaning of impersonal does not define impersonal verbs.Impersonal verb:A verb that does not have a determinate subject is called impersonal verb.Ex...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Intensifier

An intensifier is an element of English grammar that intensifies the meaning of a single word or complete sentence.An intensifier is usually an adverb or an adjective. It does not change the meaning of the sentence in any way but only strengthens or ...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Interjection

Among many other elements of English grammar one is interjection.Let’s discuss about interjection sin detail, their usage and examples in English language.Interjection:A part of speech which demonstrates a feeling or emotion of the writer is called...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Finite Verb

Among many different forms of verbs, finite verbs is one of the less known. You may or may not be aware of it but it is a very integral part of the English grammar.Today I will discuss finite verb in detail.Finite Verb:A verb that demonstrates or sho...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Grammatical Head

There’s a head on top of your body and then there is a head of a language and its grammar. Today I will discuss about grammatical head of English language.Head:As head is the most important part of the whole body, likewise, grammatical head is the ...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Genitive Case

Among many other cases in English grammar, there exists genitive case. It is a case which is related to the possession of things.I will talk about genitive case in detail.Genitive Case:When a noun or any other element of English grammar is to show it...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

The Most Difficult Words to Spell in English

And, then come those complex words that don’t even enter our tongue, leave alone learning or using them. But why are those words there? • For most English language exams, knowledge of these words can help you score easily • Spell Bee often has...

added by acronimous
4 years ago

Demonstrative Sentence

Among many types of sentences one type is demonstrative sentences. The name may not be very clear as to the meaning and usage of declarative sentence sin English language as demonstrative means to demonstrate or represent.I will discuss in detail wha...

added by angbeenc
4 years ago

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    A Few have finished the assignment.
    B Someone is waiting for a bus.
    C Everybody should bring their own lunch.
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