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     1  ~ 2014 jul 01bare or bearThe difference between bare and bear (grammar lesson)To carry (in many senses of the word). We come bearing gifts for your chief. Our camels do not mate regularly, but we are expecting Tsu Tsu to bear her first baby  ...
     1  ~ 2014 jun 30then or thanThe difference between than and then (grammar lesson)Than and Then . The words then and than look similar, but their uses are very different. Then . The word then usually relates to time. It is most commonly used as ...
     1  ~ 2014 jun 20then or than grammarThe difference between than and then ( grammar lesson)
     1  +1 2014 jun 19what is nounWhat are nouns ? - Grammar MonsterNouns . A noun is a word for a person, place, or thing. (You might like to think of ... Sometimes a noun will be the name for something we can touch (e.g., lion, ...
     1  +1 2014 jun 14make an enquiryThe difference between enquiry and inquiry (grammar lesson)In the UK, inquiry and enquiry are interchangeable. However, it is becoming preferable to use inquiry to denote an investigation, and enquiry to denote a ...
     1  ~ 2014 jun 13its and it'sThe difference between its and it's (grammar lesson)There is often confusion between its and it's . If you delve deeper into this issue, you will see that there is good reason for the confusion. However, if you just want  ...
     1  +26 2014 jun 11get a wayThe difference between getaway and get away (grammar lesson)A location visited to escape daily routine. Alison is going to a little getaway in the hills for a week. This is my little getaway . I come here every Friday night.
     1  +1 2014 jun 01what is a verbWhat are verbs ? - Grammar MonsterThe verbs which express a state of being are the ones which take a little practice to spot, but, actually, they are the most common. The most common verb is the ...
     1  +1 2014 jun 01what is an adverbWhat Are Adverbs ? - Grammar MonsterAdverbs are used to modify verbs. They tell us when, where, how, in what manner, or to what extent an action is performed. Some examples: When: He ran  ...
     1  +1 2014 may 31whose whoThe difference between whose and who's (grammar lesson)Who's is short for who is or who has. (This is a 100% rule - it has no other uses.) Whose is a bit more complicated. It sits before a noun to state (or ask) to whom it  ...
     1  ~ 2014 may 31it is lead byThe difference between lead and led (grammar lesson)Lead (rhymes with bead) is associated with being in charge or being in front. The past tense of the verb to lead is led . Confusion arises because lead (a soft toxic ...
     1  ~ 2014 may 31twenty five thousandHow to write numbers in full - Grammar Monster44,120 (forty-four thousand one hundred and twenty ); 25,223 ( twenty five thousand two hundred and twenty three ); (twenty five and twenty three should be  ...
     1  ~ 2014 may 30types of nounThe different types of nouns - Grammar MonsterAs covered in the lesson nouns, nouns are naming words. There are several different kinds of nouns . This page describes the most common types. ‎What Are Abstract Nouns? - ‎What Are Collective Nouns?
     1  ~ 2014 may 29my advice toThe difference between advice and advise (grammar lesson)Advice. The word advice is a noun meaning a suggestion for a beneficial course of action. (Advice rhymes with mice.) Examples: Take my advice . I don't use it ...
     1  +1 2014 may 27difference between affect and effectAffect and effect. The difference between affect and effectDifference between Affect and Effect . There is often confusion over the words effect and affect. In order to understand which to use, you must know the difference ...
     1  +1 2014 may 26what is a participleWhat Are Participles ? (grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterA participle is a word formed from a verb which can be used as an adjective. See the definition of Participles in Grammar Monster's list of grammar terms and ...
     1  ~ 2014 may 25elicit vs illicitThe difference between elicit and illicit (grammar lesson)The words elicit and illicit sound similar, but their meanings are very different. Elicit . Generally, the verb elicit means to obtain. However, it has the connotation of ...
     1  ~ 2014 may 23enquiry or inquiryThey can be used interchangeably, but in the US, inquiry is the more widely accepted. The words enquiry and inquiry derive from the verbs to enquire and to  ...
     1  ~ 2014 may 21then than
     1  ~ 2014 may 21types of nouns
     1  ~ 2014 may 21its or it's
     1  +6 2014 may 20noun clauseWhat Are Noun Clauses ? (grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterA noun clause is a clause that plays the role of a noun. For example ( noun clauses shaded): I like what I see. I know that the tide is turning. I've met the man who ...
     1  ~ 2014 may 19bares little resemblanceThis small tree bears hundreds of apples every year. Who will bear ... He bears himself with utmost dignity. Bear also ... You bear a resemblance to your mother.
     1  ~ 2014 may 18too or toThe difference between too and to (grammar lesson)Too means as well or conveys the idea of in excess. To is a preposition (e.g., Give it to her) or is used to show the infinitive form of a verb (e.g., I want to run).
     1  ~ 2014 may 17adopted parentThe difference between adopted and adoptive (grammar lesson)Adoption is the act of legally placing a child with parents (or parent ) who are not its natural parents . It has the effect of severing the parental responsibilities and ...
     1  +100 2014 may 17looke passed theThe difference between passed and past (grammar lesson)The word passed is the past tense of the verb to pass, e.g., I pass (present tense), I passed and I have passed (both past tense), and I will pass (future tense).
     1  ~ 2014 may 16kinds of nouns
     1  ~ 2014 may 16neither norEither/or and neither / nor - beware double negativesThe pairings either/or and neither / nor can be used to group two people or things. Although not a major grammatical error, the grouping of more than two things is ...
     1  ~ 2014 may 15english grammer objectivesWhat Is the Objective Case? ( grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterThere are three types of object: a direct object, an indirect object, and an object of a preposition. In English , the objective case only affects personal pronouns ...
     1  ~ 2014 may 15what is breathThe difference between breath and breathe (grammar lesson)Writers occasionally confuse the words breath and breathe . Breath . The word breath is a noun. It denotes the air that is either inhaled or exhaled during ...
     1  +1 2014 may 14i was advicedAdvice and Advise. There is often confusion over the words advice and advise. Advice . The word advice is a noun meaning a suggestion for a beneficial course  ...
     1  +1 2014 may 14its it's
     1  +1 2014 may 12what is a prepositionWhat are prepositions ? - Grammar MonsterPrepositions . A preposition is a word which precedes a noun (or a pronoun) to show the noun's (or the pronoun's) relationship to another word in the sentence. ‎Ending a sentence - ‎The object of a preposition - ‎Succinct writing
     1  +3 2014 may 11bear the costI cannot bare / bear the way she looks at you. Cover up any bare / bear skin. Has it born / borne fruit? Peter cannot bare / bear the cost of your failings any longer.
     1  ~ 2014 may 08how do we precedeThe difference between precede and proceed (grammar lesson)The words precede and proceed sound quite similar, and writers some sometimes confuse them. However, their meanings are quite different.
     1  ~ 2014 may 08use hyphen in super-cheapHyphens - Using Hyphens (Grammar and Punctuation)Hyphens are used in compound adjectives and compound nouns. ... In the UK, readers will expect you to use hyphens to link the words in your ... The chance of this misunderstanding occurring is very low, but it's enough to warrant the hyphen .
     1  +1 2014 may 07a higher planeThe difference between plane and plain (grammar lesson)I was hoping for a conversion on a higher plane . A tool for smoothing or shaping wood (i.e., a carpenter's plane). Also the verb to plane (i.e., to shape wood).
     1  ~ 2014 may 06no one or no-oneThe difference between no one and no - one (grammar lesson)In recent years, the no - one version has become more popular. Some grammarians condone the hyphenated version, claiming it eliminates ambiguity with no ...
     1  ~ 2014 may 06licence or licenseThe difference between licence and license (grammar lesson)Licence and License . For those following UK conventions, there is often confusion over the words licence and license . In order to understand which to use, you ...
     1  +1 2014 may 05program or programmeThe difference between program and programme (grammar lesson)Writers are often unsure whether to use program or programme . Those following US writing conventions don't need to worry about this. They can use the word ...
     1  +2 2014 may 05what is a contractionWhat Are Contractions ? (grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterA contraction is an abbreviated version of a word or words. Examples of Contractions . There are two main kinds: 1) Those formed by replacing missing letter(s) ...
     1  ~ 2014 may 01license or licence
     1  ~ 2014 apr 28lead or led
     1  ~ 2014 apr 27examples of compound subjectsWhat Is a Compound Subject ? (grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterIs a Compound Subject? Examples of compound subjects . See the definition of Compound Subject in Grammar Monster's list of grammar terms and definitions.
     1  ~ 2014 apr 25loose or loseThe difference between loose and lose (grammar lesson)There is often confusion over the words loose and lose . This is due to the lack of consistency in pronouncing words that end oose and ose. For example, loose  ...
     1  +1 2014 apr 24than or then
     1  ~ 2014 apr 23an and anWhen to use an and a - Grammar MonsterUsing A and An . There is sometimes confusion about whether to use an or a ( particularly with abbreviations). The sound of a word's first letter determines which ...
     1  ~ 2014 apr 23types of pronounsThe different types of pronouns - Grammar MonsterThe Different Types of Pronouns . The term pronoun covers many words, some of which do not fall easily under the description given in the section What are ... ‎What Are Personal Pronoun? - ‎Demonstrative pronouns - ‎Interrogative pronouns
     1  ~ 2014 apr 22stationary or stationeryThe difference between stationary and stationery (grammar lesson)Stationary and Stationery . The words stationary and stationery sound almost identical, but they are very different in meaning.
     1  ~ 2014 apr 20lead led led
     1  ~ 2014 apr 20stationary - staionery
     1  ~ 2014 apr 20past tense of leadLead (rhymes with bead) is associated with being in charge or being in front. The past tense of the verb to lead is led. Confusion arises because lead (a soft toxic ...
     1  +2 2014 apr 19eaght hundread and ninetyIn other words, they will take seven hundred and twenty-four as 700.24 not 724.) ... two hundred and thirty-seven thousand eight hundred and ninety -seven ).
     1  ~ 2014 apr 17bear the weight
     1  ~ 2014 apr 13bare the cost
     1  ~ 2014 apr 09bearing bad newsWe come bearing gifts for your chief. Our camels do
     1  +1 2014 apr 09led to a
     1  ~ 2014 apr 08what are conjunctionsConjunctions - Grammar MonsterWhat are conjunctions ? A grammar lesson on conjunctions (grammar lesson) ‎What are interjections? - ‎Conjunction - ‎Conjunctions and commas
     1  ~ 2014 apr 07lie on your backThe difference between lie and lay (grammar lesson)Lie on your back and look at the stars. Clutching his betting slip, Mr Reynolds screamed, "Get up! Don't just lie there." However, Paul was just lying on his back  ...
     1  ~ 2014 apr 07led a teamLead that rhymes with bead is associated with being in charge or being in front. Lead the team back to the tents. ( lead as a verb) You can take your dog off the ...
     1  ~ 2014 apr 06comma before butCommas before conjunctions (and, or, but ) - Grammar MonsterPut a Comma before a Conjunction If It Joins Two Independent Clauses. Words like and, or, and but are known as conjunctions. (There are other conjunctions, ...
     1  ~ 2014 apr 05breath or breathe
     1  ~ 2014 mar 29verb doing wordVerbs Express Actions. Verbs are doing words . A verb can express: A physical action (e.g., to swim, to write, to climb). A mental action (e.g., to think, to guess, ...
     1  ~ 2014 mar 25move and pastTo pass often means to move past , and this is where confusion can arise. Of note, to pass can also mean to sail past, to fly past, to run past, to hop past, etc.
     1  ~ 2014 mar 24what are articlesWhat Are Articles ? (grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterWhat are articles in English grammar? Examples of articles . See the definition of Articles in Grammar Monster's list of grammar terms and definitions.
     1  ~ 2014 mar 24easily confused wordsEasily Confused Words - Grammar MonsterEnglish grammar lessons. Search our comprehensive list of easily confused words . ‎Accept and Except - ‎Affect and effect - ‎Alot, a Lot and Allot - ‎Advice and Advise
     2  ~ 2014 jul 01bear vs bare
     2  -1 2014 jun 30which lead to
     2  ~ 2014 jun 30grammar a or anWhen to use an and a ( grammar lesson). A quick grammar lesson on when to use an and a (the articles). Use an before a vowel sound. Use a before a ...
     2  ~ 2014 jun 23whos
     2  +1 2014 jun 23you'reThe difference between you ' re and your (grammar lesson)You ' re and Your. Some writers are confused by you ' re and your. A mistake involving these constitutes a grammatical howler.
     2  ~ 2014 jun 23who's is who
     2  ~ 2014 jun 20what is verb
     2  +12 2014 jun 19what is figurative languageWhat Is Figurative Language ? (grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterWhat Is Figurative Language . Examples of figurative language . See the definition of Figurative in Grammar Monster's list of grammar terms and definitions.
     2  ~ 2014 jun 19what is a finite verbWhat Are Finite Verbs ? (grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterA finite verb is a verb which has a subject and shows tense. In short, it is a verb being a verb (i.e., a doing word) as opposed to a verbal (which is another part of  ...
     2  -1 2014 jun 19who's or whose
     2  -1 2014 jun 12object of prepositionThe object of a preposition - Grammar MonsterThis is worth knowing, because the object of a preposition is always in the objective case, and pronouns change in this case. (That sounds really complicated, ...
     2  -1 2014 jun 12i have beenThe difference between being and been (grammar lesson)Being and Been . Some writers occasionally confuse the words being and been . As a rule, the word been is always used after have (in any form, e.g., has, had, ...
     2  +1 2014 jun 11has precedentThe difference between precedence and precedents (grammar lesson)The noun precedent means an example from the past that provides evidence for an argument. It is most commonly used in legal circles and, more specifically, ...
     2  +2 2014 jun 10who or thatUsing which, that and who - Grammar MonsterUsing Which, Who and That . This page is about the relative pronouns which, who , and that . They are used to link information (in the form of a phrase or a clause) ...
     2  +2 2014 jun 07writing in third personThird Person (grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterThe term third person refers to someone else, i.e., not the writer or a group including the writer (I, me, we, us) or the writer's audience (you). Whenever you use a ...
     2  +4 2014 jun 03past progressiveWhat Is the Past Progressive Tense? (grammar lesson)See examples and how to form the Past Progressive Tense. See the definition of Past Progressive Tense in Grammar Monster's list of grammar terms and ...
     2  +1 2014 jun 03whos is it
     2  ~ 2014 may 28who or whomThe difference between who and whom - Grammar MonsterThe difference with who is that some people are unsure when to use who and whom . Well, confusing that pair is no different from confusing these pairs: I/me, ...
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