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always - correct spelling

always adverbExample: He always works on weekends....

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delicious - correct spelling

delicious adjectiveExample: The child munched on the delicious apple....

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incidentally - correct spelling

incidentally - adverb  Not incidently.Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that discussion.Example: They met incidentally at the convention a year before their marriage....

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please - correct spelling

please - adverb and verb  Example: Would you please turn off the radio. adverbExample: He wanted to please the public. verb...

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thought - correct spelling

noun and verb (past tense and past participle of the verb think)Example: He had a thought about how to fix the situation. nounExample: He thought about the trouble he had caused. verb...

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idiosyncrasy - vocabulary

nounA characteristic, mental quality, or habit peculiar to an individual or group. “What’s to be done? Here’s the cottage, taking one time with another, will produce, say seventy pounds a year. I think we may safely put it down at that. Well!...

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venerable - vocabulary

adjectiveMeriting or commanding high esteem because of age or high dignity; impressive or interesting because of great age; hallowed or historic. Heaven and earth are grand; father and mother are venerable. —Chinese Proverb...

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Adjectival Clauses and Phrases

Restrictive vs. NonrestrictiveIf the adjectival clause or phrase is nonrestrictive, put commas around it. If the clause or phrase is restrictive, do not put commas around it. See the discussion of that vs. which in chapter 4 of the eBook Developing a...

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breath, breathe

Breathe (pronounced with a long “e”) is a verb, and breath (short “e”) is a noun.Example: He tried to take a breath but was unable to breathe....

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amateur - correct spelling

amateur noun and adjectiveExample: As an amateur, Tiger Woods played at Augusta National. nounExample: He excelled as an amateur golfer. adjective...

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dependent - correct spelling

dependent adjective and nounExample: Our success is dependent on our willingness to work. adjectiveExample: He learned all about the dependent clause. adjectiveExample: She claimed one dependent on her tax returns. noun...

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increase - correct spelling

increase - verb and noun  Example: These additional sales will increase the company’s profits. verbExample: The city saw a disturbing increase in violent crime. noun...

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pleasure - correct spelling

pleasure - noun and verb  Example: He took great pleasure in handing out the awards. nounExample: The flowers will pleasure the hospital patient. verb...

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threshold - correct spelling

nounExample: We are on the threshold of an important discovery....

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imbroglio - vocabulary

nounA misunderstanding or disagreement attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife. In 1807, the US government implemented the Embargo Act. This decree, which closed American ports to foreign trade and prevented US ships from leaving those ports, ...

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infuse - vocabulary

verbTo instill, introduce, or inculcate principles or qualities, as if by pouring, as in The teacher infused new life into the classroom; to inspire or imbue (usually followed by with), as in The new coach infused the team with enthusiasm. “Oh yes,...

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Parenthetical Pauses

If the information in a parenthetical pause relates closely to the sentence, enclose it in commas. Otherwise, use the dash or parentheses: The committee's decision, to say the least, sparked considerable controversy.The members of the committee were,...

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4 years ago

bring, take

Note: You’ll find an in-depth discussion in the Common Grammatical Mistakes section of Grammar.com. Click here for the beginning of that discussion.Once again, entire chapters could be written about the subtle distinctions between these two words. ...

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American - correct spelling

American proper noun (always capitalized) and adjective (always capitalized).Example: Though a native of Mexico, she admired the American. nounExample: He excelled at American English. adjective...

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deposit - correct spelling

deposit noun and verbExample: She put the bank deposit in an envelope. nounExample: She must deposit the funds in her bank account. verb...

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incredible - correct spelling

incredible - adjective  Example: His incredible alibi failed to convince the police....

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plenitude - correct spelling

plenitude - noun  Not plentitude.Example: There was a plenitude of food from many nations....

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4 years ago

through - correct spelling

preposition, adverb, and adjectiveGrammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses thorough, through, and threw. Click here for that discussion.Example: He walked through the door. prepositionExample: We will manage to pull through. adverbExample: ...

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4 years ago

immutable - vocabulary

adjectiveUnchangeable; not subject or susceptible to change. Despite the promised "new direction for America," getting the money out of politics and all of that, some facts of Washington life appear immutable and eternal."One hundred hours to make th...

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Blockquote Test Page

Only Blockquote Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type spe...

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