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implement - correct spelling

implement - verb and noun  Example: Congress failed to implement the new program to improve the schools. verbExample: The electric screwdriver is the most useful implement in his toolbox. noun...

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4 years ago

planning - correct spelling

planning - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb plan) and noun  Example: She is planning a small wedding. verbExample: After considerable planning, the company launched the product. noun...

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they're - correct spelling

contractionNote: For a discussion of their, there, and they’re, see Grammar.com’s section on Common Grammatical Mistakes. Click here for the beginning of that discussion.Example: They’re not taking their best clothes over there. contraction...

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homogeneous - vocabulary

adjectiveComposed of elements or parts of the same kind; essentially alike. Israel's new deputy prime minister on Sunday called for a near-total separation between Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land, sparking a wave of condemnation less than a week afte...

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promulgate - vocabulary

verb To make known through public declaration; formally proclaim; publish. Note: In law, we say that Congress enacted a statute. But we say that a federal agency promulgated a regulation. One need not be a Scientologist—as I emphatically am not—t...

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Commas and Independent Clauses

Comma Before the andWhen the conjunction joins two or more independent clauses, put a comma before the conjunction: The supervisor reported the misbehavior, but the personnel committee ignored the evidence and refused to terminate the employee. There...

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bad, badly

Bad ordinarily acts as an adjective, badly as an adverb. Bad normally describes how things are while badly describes how things might act or appearMany people make mistakes with the linking verb feel. A linking verb links the subject of a sentence to...

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4 years ago

although - correct spelling

although subordinating conjunctionNote: The conjunctions although and though are generally interchangeable. You should use though, however, when it’s used to form an elliptical clause or to join other parts of speech. See the examples below.Example...

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definition - correct spelling

definition nounExample: His definition of the word profit confused the shareholders.Example: In the rain, the scene lost its definition....

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inadvertent - correct spelling

inadvertent - adjective  Not inadvertant.Example: Though his mistake was inadvertent, it was also costly....

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playwright - correct spelling

playwright - noun  Not playwrite.Example: As a playwright, he penned many award winners....

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thorough - correct spelling

adjectiveGrammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses thorough, through, and threw. Click here for that discussion.Example: His thorough investigation turned up no evidence of fraud.See through....

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hoodwink - vocabulary

verbTo deceive, trick, cheat, swindle. British spy chiefs have grave doubts that Iran has mothballed its nuclear weapons programme, as a US intelligence report claimed last week, and believe the CIA has been hoodwinked by Teheran.—Tim Shipman, Phil...

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spurious - vocabulary

adjectiveNot genuine, authentic, or true; not from the pretended or proper source; counterfeit. Jargon is the verbal sleight of hand that makes the old hat seem newly fashionable; it gives an air of novelty and specious profundity to ideas that, if s...

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4 years ago

Commas and Introductory Clauses or Phrases

You should put a comma after an introductory clause or phrase: Though the agency had studied this issue before, it went ahead with another study. (Introductory dependent clause.)If I were you, I would research the case thoroughly. (Introductory depen...

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because, as, since, for

See as, because, since, for....

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altogether - correct spelling

altogether adverbNote: The two-word expression all together means “in a group.” The one-word expression altogether means “wholly, entirely, completely.” Though indistinguishable in speech, these expressions should appear properly spelled in w...

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definitive - correct spelling

definitive adjectiveNote: The adjectives definite and definitive both describe something precisely defined or explicitly set forth. The word definitive, however, refers to something serving as a standard. The definitive decision of the court is a fin...

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incidental - correct spelling

incidental - adjective and noun (often plural)  Example: Though the contact was incidental, he was arrested for battery. adjectiveExample: We paid for the office supplies and other incidentals. noun...

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pleasant - correct spelling

pleasant - adjective  Example: The pleasant breeze wafted through the cabin....

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though - correct spelling

subordinating conjunction and adverbExample: He still disputes the point, though he knows he’s wrong. subordinating conjunctionExample: We can expect some rain, though. adverb...

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icon, iconoclast - vocabulary

nounIcon: An image, picture, likeness, or representation; an enduring symbol; a person who is the object of devotion or attention. In the computer world, a graphical image or symbol on a screen that represents an underlying file or program. “Grille...

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4 years ago

denouement - vocabulary

denouement - noun The final resolution of a plot or play; also used to describe the ultimate outcome of a doubtful series of events. A young professor I watched in action at one of our large eastern colleges used to stand with his back to the class a...

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Adverbial Phrases Between Subject and Verb

Put preceding and trailing commas around any adverbial phrase coming between the subject and the verb: Ms. Smith, after commenting on the evidence, ruled in favor of the supervisor. The court, in a manner surprising to all, excluded the press from th...

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4 years ago

besides, beside

As prepositions, these two are commonly interchanged, but their meanings do differ, according to traditionalists.Besides means “other than” or “in addition to” while beside means “next to.”If you say there is no one beside you on the bus,...

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4 years ago

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