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Master vs. Mister

Master and mister are two different words that can often be confusing due to their similar looking spellings and multiple meanings of each word. However, the one similarity between them is that in English language, they are both titles used to refer ...

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added by angbeenc
3 years ago

Modelling vs. Modeling

Modelling vs. ModelingAs a verb, "model" refers to the job of a professional model, which is defined as wearing certain clothes for various shows, magazines or p...

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added by malza
3 years ago

Adjectives - Phrases and Clauses

It’s SHOUTING time again. Wake up. This stuff is important.There are two main types of word chunks, clauses and phrases. A clause is a bunch of words with a conjugated verb in it. A phrase is a bunch of words without a conjugated verb in it.In the ...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Favorite vs. Favourite

While reading or writing, do you ever pause upon favorite and wonder what the correct spellings of it are? His favorite restaurant is that small place in the suburbs. Or should it be like: ...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Gist vs. Jist

Some people tend to write down and spell a word just as they hear it, without thinking twice. Not knowing the right spelling beforehand can easily result in writing it wrong and creating confusion for other people, who will be wondering whether it is...

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added by malza
4 years ago

English - correct spelling

English proper noun and adjectiveExample: The English love their pubs. proper nounExample: You can study the ...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Ageing vs. Aging

Ageing vs. AgingConversion is one of the most important methods of word formation in English. The English vocabulary has obtained plenty of new nouns and adjecti...

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added by malza
4 years ago

Armour vs. Armor

Another frequently used pair of words, in historical writings and in the gaming industry, "armour" and "armor" are often creating confusion among people who don't know which spelling is correct.They refer to the same thing, yet people claim that one ...

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added by malza
4 years ago

3. Compound Prepositions

A Stuffy StyleThese come in two varieties:1. two-word prepositions 2. three-word prepositionsThe two-word varieties include pursuant to, according to, because of, prior to, subsequent to, and others. The three-word...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Apologize vs. Apologise

If the athlete wants to rejoin the team, he must apologise for his poor attitude. ...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

What are Homographs

We are all familiar with synonyms – they are words that mean the same thing. For rich writing, we use different words in different situations to convey the same thing – for example, I can say that ‘he is a prominent personality...

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added by ramyashankar
2 years ago

Math vs. Maths

If you ever got into contact with the word "mathematics", you have certainly also seen at least one of the nouns from the pair "math" and "maths". But which one is correct? How do you spell it shortly, "math" or "maths"? Let's take a quick look upon ...

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added by malza
3 years ago

Ability vs. Capability

Ability – Ability to do some task means that you can do it and have done it in the past. Ability determines a person’s skill or level of expertise. In other words, it denotes the quality of being able to perform something. For example, • Sh...

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added by ramyashankar
2 years ago

Guarantee vs. Guaranty

When you see the pair of words "guarantee" and "guaranty", do you think they are confused or misspelled? Are they both correct and accepted for the same meaning, or are they completely different regarding the message they transmit?Let's see whether y...

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added by malza
4 years ago

Defence vs. Defense

Slight spelling differences between words, given by only one letter, can have multiple causes. For "defence" and "defense", some might consider they mean the same, other might think their meanings are completely different, such as "material" and "mat...

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added by malza
4 years ago

Macro vs. Micro

English language can be altered in various ways and one of those ways is prefixing. Prefixing refers to different units relating to several sizes. Micro and macro are both very similar words where the only difference in the two words is the relative ...

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added by angbeenc
3 years ago

Benefitted vs. Benefited

The basic rule when building the past-tense form of a regular verb is to add "-ed". A special rule, anyway, is used when we're talking about a monosyllabic verb that ends in this pattern: consonant-vowel-consonant. In this specific case, doubling the...

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added by malza
4 years ago

Periods with Quotation Marks

Periods Come InsideWith only one exception, the period always comes inside closing quotation marks. This rule applies even if only one quoted word ends the sentence. Thus: He said, "We need to tell the boss ...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Much, Many, More...

Much ...

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added by ramyashankar
3 years ago

Analyze vs. Analyse

Analyze vs. Analyse"Analyze" and "analyse" are two other English words confusing people around with their spelling. They are pronounced in the very same way, yet...

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added by malza
4 years ago

Explicit vs. Implicit

Explicit vs. ImplicitHave you ever confused "explicit" for "implicit" in a sentence, or at least wondered whether you should use the first one or the second? No ...

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added by malza
4 years ago

On Accident vs. By Accident

By accident...The correct phrase (adverb) to use traditionally, is: ‘by accident’. It means by mistake or something that’s done without the intention of doing it. For example, “she spilled the milk by accident.” We can also use the word ‘...

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added by ramyashankar
3 years ago

Indorsement vs. Endorsement

You are probably used to spelling the word "endorsement" just like this, starting with "e". So it is natural that you are confused when you see it spelled "indorsement" on certain documents or in online publications.So is it wrong or not? There are a...

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added by malza
4 years ago

noun chain

These days writers write long chains of nouns that befuddle the reader. A noun chain is a string of nouns, some acting as noun modifiers and one finally serving the noun function in the sentence. The expression noun chain is, itself, a noun chain.We ...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Chapter 1 - Subject-Verb Disagreement

“There’s lots of these mistakes.”Way too many people have forgotten the rule: A subject must agree with its verb in number. A singular subject demands a singular verb. A plural subject demands a plural verb. Writers risk their credibility with ...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

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