Angbeenc's entries

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On Board vs. Onboard

When you are safely aboard a vessel, like a cruise ship, are you onboard or on board? What about when you ag...

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Oneself vs. One’s Self

Pronouns are complicated, but, for as complicated as they are, the English language doesn’t even have a full...

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On Accident vs. By Accident

Adverbs are useful, but too many of them can clutter up your writing and make it a chore to read. Sometimes,...

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Online vs. On-Line

In today’s connected culture, few words are as relevant to daily life as online. A connection to the Interne...

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Onto vs. On to

It can be tough sometimes to remember the difference between onto and on to. They look almost the same writt...

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Translucent vs. Opaque

If you can see through something, is it opaque, translucent, or transparent? Two of these words might fit, d...

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Older vs. Elder

If you were looking for a word to describe someone who is more advanced in age than someone else, what word ...

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Offense vs. Offence

The words offence and offense can be confusing for those not sure of their differences, and not knowing whic...

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Octopi vs. Octopuses

English borrows many words from other languages. These words are called “loanwords.” Most are from Latin, Fr...

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Obtain vs. Attain

Attain and obtain are two different words that are often confused with each other by writers but both have t...

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Oftentimes vs. Often Times

Something that happens frequently could also be said to happen often. Could we also say that it happens ofte...

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Amount vs. Number

Some nouns can be counted individually. A person could count the crayons in a box, the eggs in a carton, or ...

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Obligated vs. Obliged

Sometimes verbs have meanings that are very similar, but they different enough to maintain separate usage ca...

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Subjective vs. Objective

In today’s climate of widespread, often heated disagreement, the ability to successfully distinguish facts f...

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Non-Profit vs. Not For Profit

Most businesses are run in such a way as to increase revenue so that stakeholders can benefit from the profi...

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Ninety vs. Ninty

Spelling out numbers is no easy task. The good news is that most of the time, there is little reason to do s...

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Not Surprising vs. Not Surprisingly

One of the so-called rules of poetry is that good poets should avoid adverbs. Most poets scoff at the notion...

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No Later Than vs. No Later Then

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. English has many homophones, and most ...

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Fiction vs. Non Fiction

We see these words in libraries and bookstores, in magazines and online, but what do fiction and nonfiction ...

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No One vs. Nobody

In recent times, many writers have become concerned with shortcomings in the English language regarding pron...

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No One vs. Noone

Have you ever wondered why some pairs of words are shortened into a single word, but not other pairs? To mak...

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Nerve Wracking vs. Nerve Racking

Sometimes, it feels as if we experience stressful situations—or at least worry about them—every day of our l...

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Night vs. Knight

Another day and another set of confusing words. Like so many words in English, knight and night have identic...

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Never mind vs. Nevermind

Never mind (nevermind?) is a popular phrase in speech and writing, but there is some confusion on how the wo...

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New vs. Knew

If two or more words sound the same when spoken out loud, but have different meanings, they are called homop...

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