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Talk vs. Speak

“We can’t speak freely when someone is around” OR “We can’t talk freely when someone is around” ...

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2 years ago

Skeptic vs. Sceptic

There are many spelling differences between American and British English. In some cases, the same word will be spelled one way in American English and another way in British English. There are times when this inconsistency is very confusing. Skeptic ...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Realize vs. Realise

She realized her mistake after it was too late. Or is it realised? Have you ever wondered what is the difference between realise with s and realize with a z? Today, we’ll explain the real difference between...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Neighbor vs. Neighbour

New neighbors just moved in the big white house. Consider this sentence for a moment. Does the word neighbors make you think again that maybe the spellings of neighbor aren’t really like these? Maybe there’s a u in it as...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Past Tense vs. Past Participle

Past Tense vs. Past ParticipleSome people confuse the past tense with the past participle. Usually, they will use the past participle instead of the correct past tense. You will hear some people say I seen it, when th...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Compound Adjectives

Hyphens in Compound AdjectivesThe English language is remarkably versatile, for it allows us to make up words and expressions that don’t otherwise appear in the dictionary. One type of expression we frequently invent is the compound adjective (also...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Resign vs. Re-sign

Do you intend to re-sign the employment contract? Susan had resolved ...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Interested vs. Interesting

Now let’s try to understand when to use which one. Use interesting to talk about a ‘thing’. S...

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added by ramyashankar
3 years ago

Obligated vs. Obliged

Obliged" is an old word in the English vocabulary, originating from the verb "to oblige", used to express the past tense or past participle of the initial action of forcing somebody to do something. "Obligated", on the other hand, is built as a regul...

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added by malza
3 years ago

Nerve Wracking vs. Nerve Racking

With today’s hectic schedules, everyone in their life experience at least one stressful situation every day. Anything which causes a feeling of stress or anxiety to an individual is referred to nerve-racking. However, there is another similar word ...

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added by angbeenc
3 years ago

Possessives of Nouns

Words are also characterized as nouns by their ability to form possessives. Again, some pronouns have this ability as well (other, other’s). So before we explore the main functions of nouns, let’s pause to address an issue that sparks considerabl...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Endeavor vs. Endeavour

Endeavor vs. EndeavourIf you are asking whether "endeavor" or "endeavour" is a misspelling, then you should know from the very beginning that the answer is no. T...

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added by malza
4 years ago

Homogenous vs. Homogeneous

If you haven’t yet figured out what’s different in both the words, it is just the extra ‘e’. Yet, there is no similarity in the meaning of homogenous and homogeneous.In this Grammar.com article, let us understand some important differences wi...

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added by ramyashankar
4 years ago

Frequently Misspelled Words

.freq-table { border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0; border: 1px #bbb solid;}.freq-table > div { border-bottom: 1px #ddd solid; padding: 4px 8px;}.freq-table > div:not(:nth-child(3n)) { border-right: none;}.freq-table > div:not(:nth-child(4n)...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Bind vs. Bound vs. Bounded

Bind – to bind is to fasten objects together tightly. For example, glue is a binding material that binds paper with another surface, water binds the flour, a common cause binds people. ...

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added by ramyashankar
2 years ago

Adviser vs. Advisor

Are you a student who needs academic guidance about your future studies? You will be advised to visit the academic adviser. Or is it adadvisor? Does it confuse you which advisor to go when you need counsel regarding your studies? Today, we will try t...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Dialogue vs. Dialog

There are a lot of words in any language, including English, which vary though only one or two letters. These ever so slight differences, therefore, are so likely to create confusion and to make you ask yourself which word means what and whether you ...

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added by malza
4 years ago

Present Indefinite Tense

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added by angbeenc
2 years ago

tomorrow - correct spelling

noun and adverbExample: Tomorrow will be warm and sunny. nounExample: “I won’t think about that now. I’ll think about that ...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Found vs. Founded

Find Find as a verb is to spot or get something. I...

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added by ramyashankar
2 years ago

Forty vs. Fourty

Forty vs. FourtyDerivation is one of the four means of word formation and probably the most important, using suffixes and prefixes to create new ...

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added by malza
4 years ago

A Summary of the 10 Functions of Nouns

Here they are again—the 10 functions of nouns.1. Subjects of Sentences The professor, John Smith, is the noun expert, so yesterday he gave the class his views on the importance of learning to write papers clearly, his students feverishly taki...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Savior vs. Saviour

Languages can shift over time, even in different parts of the world. Many differences in spelling and usage have grown prominent between British and American English. Saviour and savior, for instance, are American and British English spellings of the...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

1. Simple Prepositions

Little but Important WordsIn the English language we have approximately 70 simple prepositions. About half of them have two syllables (under, over, behind, without) or more (underneath, notwithstanding).Here’s just a partial list of simple preposit...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Comradery vs. Camaraderie

There is a small probability that you saw "comradery" spelled like this, according to statistics that show that "camaraderie" is used significantly more frequently in English. Yet, if you are wondering whether both versions are correct or not, or abo...

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added by malza
4 years ago

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