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Check out vs Checkout
Check out Check out is a phrasal verb of the word check, which has 2 meanings: to look at someone/somethingto sign for something (like a will) You can also add a noun or pronoun between the words, li…
Remember vs Reminder vs Remainder
Remember Remember is a verb which means to think of an occurrence in the past or to keep in mind something that has been told. Examples – ·         Always rem…
Numbers in Lists Within Text
Use parentheses to enclose numerals or letters marking divisions or enumerations within the text of your writing. Remember, in indented and vertical lists, the period sets off the number or letter: H…
Vertical, Enumerated Lists
Periods Following Numbers
Periods also show up after the numerals in an enumerated vertical list. Look at this example: His favorite movies included: 1. The Figh…
Future vs Feature
Future Perhaps, we use the word ‘future’ everyday to refer to what is going to happen next. Future is a time after the present (now). In English (and other languages), future is a verb tense that ind…
Braces
Punctuation is the basic element of English grammar and without it a sentence is not only incomplete but also insensible. There are various marks of punctuation that are used in sentences to give the…
Lend vs. Loan
English has many words that refer to the borrowing of goods and money. Two of the most common words that apply to this context are loan and lend. Do they mean the same thing? Or, are there specific c…
Very vs. Too vs. Enough
Too The too with the double o implies more than necessary, desirable or required. For example, ·         There is too much sugar in this tea. (more than I wan…
Leisure vs. Pleasure
Leisure Leisure is a noun meaning time off from work or any other duties. It essentially means free time. This is the time when you are not doing any regular activities! Examples – ·  …
Eve vs. Even vs. Evening
Evening (noun) – is the time between afternoon and night. The exact time can vary, but essentially it is the time from 4pm-7pm. For example, “nice Sunday evening”, “Let us meet tomorrow evening to …
The verb GO
Go -ing (not a phrasal verb) This is not a phrasal verb but I am discussing it to clear doubts in forming sentences using ‘going’ When you use going, you need not use any prepositions afterwards. For…
Expresso vs. Espresso
All coffee lovers and, in fact, most people that have entered a coffee shop, a bar or a restaurant, know what an espresso is. But what is an "expresso"? Some might get confused by this word, knowing …
Fortunately vs. Luckily
FortunatelyFortunately is the adverb form of the word fortunate meaning a good or favorable situation that happened by chance. Fortune is derived from Latin and English and is a relatively new word (…
Fish vs. Fishes
Fish vs. Fishes
"Fish" and "fishes" represent one of those pairs of almost identical words, that can create a lot of confusion not only due to their similitude, but also due to the numerous meanin…
Dear vs. Deer
Dear vs. Deer We'll discuss what "dear" and "deer" mean in a minute. But before we start, let's quickly go through a short explanation on the coincidence that appears when pronouncing "dear vs. deer"…
Cash vs. Cache
English is a complicated language. There are some words in English that sound exactly the same but have different spellings and meanings. These words are called homophones and they are a cause of con…
Getting Your Pre- and Post-College Finances in Shape
Reduce Monthly Expenses If you find yourself worried about past education debt, you can do a few minutes of online research and locate a lender who offers consolidation services. By putting all your…
Assure vs. Ensure vs. Insure
The heading might give the creeps for if you might somehow knew the differences of these three words before, you must have forgotten them written together. Assure, ensure and insure are word triplets…
Specially vs. Especially
Specially Specially is an adverb that is used to indicate something done for a specific or special purpose. ·         He specially went to the shop to get her…
onus - vocabulary
noun
A difficult burden, task, or responsibility. In law, the word onus refers to the burden of proof, as in The onus is on the plaintiff to prove the theory of the case. He proposed to call witn…
nostrum - vocabulary
noun
A medicine sold with exaggerated claims of its efficacy; quack medicine; snake oil; a scheme, theory, or device, especially one to remedy social or political ills. As to Squire Western, he wa…
scents - correct spelling
noun (plural of the noun scent) and verb (third-person singular of the verb scent)
Example: The perfume shop featured many scents. noun
Example: When the dog s…
Adapt vs. Adept vs. Apt vs. Adopt
Apt Apt is an adjective that describes the right situation for something or the person who is perfectly suitable for some situation. Apt can also be used to describe someone who is quick to learn. Ap…
peddle, petal, pedal
Peddle means “to sell.” Peddled is the past tense and past participle of that verb.
Petals are the colorful part of a flower.
A pedal …
Bid vs. Bide
Bid Firstly, let us explore the word "bid." As a verb, "bid" typically refers to making an offer, especially in an auction or competitive situation. It implies an act of suggesting a price for an …


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A She has been gardening all morning.
B They are going to the concert tonight.
C She had finished her book last week.
D We will have completed the project by Monday.

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