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"A" vs. "An" - When to Use

A Historic Topic - A vs. AnWriters sometimes confuse the use of the articles a and an. We were all taught that a precedes a word starting with a consonant and that an prece...

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added by edgood
7 years ago

The correct way to use commas with names and titles

Case 1 Look at the sentences below – • My friend John, is a good painter. • My friend, John is a good painter. Which of these sentences has the commas placed correctly? The answer is: neither of them! ...

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added by ramyashankar
5 years ago

Conjugating the Verb "To Be"

Now let’s take the verb to be through a complete conjugation. But first, consider its uniqueness.To Be, Unique Among All VerbsIn the entire English language, one verb stands out: the verb to be. It serves more roles than most verbs, for it ...

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added by edgood
7 years ago

Sample Page - Developing a Powerful Writing Style

This Grammar eBook will teach you how to develop a powerful and compelling writing style — don't mi...

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added by edgood
7 years ago

Grammer vs. Grammar

In the English language, numerous words have sometimes multiple spellings while their meaning remains the same. However, that is not the case for grammar and grammer respectively as they cannot be used as synonyms of each other. With the help of this...

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added by angbeenc
6 years ago

“Each” - Singular or Plural?

Under the traditional rule, the indefinite pronoun each is always singular and takes a singular verb.Thus: Each of the golfers wants to win the PGA. Each of us wishes for success....

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added by edgood
7 years ago

When to use “Would” instead of “Will”

Many non-native English learners find it confusing when it comes to the uses of “would”. The word “would” has miscellaneous uses, so confusion is not unlikely. This post aims to clear the confusion. Most of the times, the source of the confus...

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added by otikkrom
5 years ago

Five Kinds of Verbs - An Overview

F. Scott Fitzgerald is quoted as saying, “All fine prose is based on the verbs carrying the sentence.”Let’s look back and make certain we all understand the five kinds of verbs. Broadly, we have two groups of main verbs, action and no-action, w...

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added by edgood
7 years ago

Me vs. I

Although these two are written and pronounced completely differently, "me" and "I" are often used interchangeably or used in the wrong context.Let's uncover the main difference between them and the correct ways to use these words!Me vs. I The main di...

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added by malza
6 years ago

On Board vs. Onboard

Have you ever wondered if you are on board or onboard a train or a plane? What about the time you agreed to help your friend carry out a crazy plan? Are you on board with his crazy idea or onboard? The answer is same for both questions as even though...

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added by angbeenc
6 years ago

"Different from" vs. "Different than"

Watch OutThe word than typically follows a comparative adjective, such as closer or more bizarre. You would thus say: K  Street is closer than M Stre...

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added by edgood
7 years ago

If I Was vs. If I Were

Was vs WereAs simple as that, in past tense, was is used for singular noun/pronoun and were for plural. For example, I was going to the market and we were going to the market.If I wasThis is a situation that could have happened. That’s because it h...

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added by ramyashankar
4 years ago

Difference between Clause and Phrase

A sentence in English language can divided into various parts. Each part of a sentence serves its relative...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Organize vs. Organise

They hired a professional to help organize their wedding. His office is a mess. He needs someone to help him organise his work. ...

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added by angbeenc
6 years ago

Enrol vs. Enroll

Enrol vs. Enroll...

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added by acronimous
6 years ago

coupled with, as well as, along with, together with, not to mention

Expressions such as coupled with, as well as, along with, together with, not to mention, and others do not act as ...

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added by edgood
7 years 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 many...

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added by ramyashankar
5 years ago

Travelled vs. Traveled

Lee travelled to the Middle East during vacations. ...

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added by angbeenc
7 years ago

While vs. Whilst

While as a conjunction and adverbWhen used as conjunction/adverb, both the words mean during or at the same time as. They can also mean whereas (in the context of comparison). In the above sentence, we can replace ‘whereas’ with while or whilst a...

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added by ramyashankar
4 years ago

Log In vs. Login

Having access to all types of platforms today on the internet, you have probably seen the words "login" and "log in" so many times before typing your username and password that you can't even count which version you have seen more often. But it can b...

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added by malza
6 years ago

Gage vs. Gauge

A commonly misspelled word is "gauge". Not only is it written wrongly in an inappropriate context, but its meaning is also confused with the signification of the word "gage". Let's discuss the difference between "gage" and "gauge" so that you clearly...

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added by malza
6 years ago

2. Where Do Adverbs Go?

Many writers make a mistake.As we learned in the section on verbs, every one-word verb has a one-word present tense and a one-word past tense. Thus: I write and I wrote. These one-word verbs are called simple verbs.Recall that all other ten...

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added by edgood
7 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...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Fair vs. Fare

English language is filled with difficult and puzzling type of words. One of the type of words is homophones that are pronounced the same way but mean and spell differently. The words we are discussing today are one of the common pairs of homophones....

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added by angbeenc
6 years ago

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added by edgood
7 years ago

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    A He is working on the assignment now.
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    C By tomorrow, she will have completed her project.
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