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     1  ~ 2014 mar 07bare 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 mar 05which lead toThe 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  +1 2014 mar 04then 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 mar 03who's or whoseThe 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 mar 01then or than grammarThe difference between than and then ( grammar lesson)
     1  ~ 2014 feb 28object 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,  ...
     1  ~ 2014 feb 27its 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  +1 2014 feb 26i 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,  ...
     1  ~ 2014 feb 21my 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  ~ 2014 feb 20twenty 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 feb 19types 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  +2 2014 feb 19stationaryThe 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  +1 2014 feb 14elicit 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 feb 13enquiry or inquiryThe 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  +1 2014 feb 12who's vs whose
     1  +1 2014 feb 11then than
     1  ~ 2014 feb 11types of nouns
     1  ~ 2014 feb 10bares 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 feb 10its or it's
     1  +1 2014 feb 09too 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 feb 08adopted 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  ~ 2014 feb 06neither 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 feb 05kinds of nouns
     1  ~ 2014 feb 04english grammer objectivesObjective Case ( grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterThe objective case is one of the 4 main cases in modern English . It is used for a noun or pronoun that is the direct object of a verb, the indirect object of a verb or  ...
     1  ~ 2014 feb 04what 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  ~ 2014 feb 01alot vs a lotThe difference between alot , a lot and allot - Grammar MonsterThe word alot does not exist. A lot means a large extent or to a large extent (more below). To allot means to apportion something (more below).
     1  ~ 2014 jan 25when to use anWhen to use an and a - Grammar MonsterThere is sometimes confusion about whether to use an or a (particularly with abbreviations). The sound of a word's first letter determines which to use . If the word  ...
     1  +2 2014 jan 08examples of compound subjectsWhat Is a Compound Subject ? (grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterWhat Is a Compound Subject? Examples of compound subjects . See the entry for Compound Subject in Grammar Monster's list of grammar terms and definitions.
     1  ~ 2014 jan 05an and anUsing 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 jan 04types of pronounsThe different types of pronouns - Grammar MonsterPronouns - The different types of pronouns (grammar lesson) ‎Personal Pronoun - ‎Demonstrative Pronoun - ‎What Are Possessive Pronouns?
     1  ~ 2014 jan 02past 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  +55 2013 dec 29bear the weightWriters are very familiar with bear meaning a large mammal (e.g., grizzly bear ). However, the word bear is very versatile. It has many meanings. When they  ...
     1  +2 2013 dec 25bare 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  +1 2013 dec 20bearing bad newsWe come bearing gifts for your chief. Our camels do
     1  ~ 2013 dec 20what are conjunctionsConjunctions - Grammar MonsterWhat are conjunctions ? A grammar lesson on conjunctions (grammar lesson) ‎What are interjections? - ‎Conjunctions (grammar lesson)
     1  ~ 2013 dec 19led 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  ~ 2013 dec 18lie 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  ~ 2013 dec 17comma 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  +7 2013 dec 09kinds of adjactivesWhat are adjectives ? - Grammar MonsterTHE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ADJECTIVES . Adjectives are describing words. However, there are many other words that are classified as adjectives, some of  ...
     1  ~ 2013 dec 09verb doing wordWhat are verbs ? - Grammar MonsterVerbs 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  +2 2013 dec 08examples of pronounWhat are pronouns ? - Grammar Monster(She is a pronoun . In this example , it replaces the noun Maria. Pronouns are used for brevity. Imagine how wearisome a long prose would be if the writer used   ... ‎Personal Pronoun - ‎Interrogative Pronouns - ‎The different types of pronouns
     1  ~ 2013 dec 04move and pastThe difference between passed and past (grammar lesson)To 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  ~ 2013 dec 03easily confused wordsEasily Confused Words - Grammar MonsterEnglish grammar lessons. Search our comprehensive list of easily confused words . ‎Accept and Except - ‎Affect and effect - ‎A lot, allot and alot - ‎Advice and Advise
     2  +1 2014 mar 07bear vs bare
     2  ~ 2014 mar 06what is verbThe 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  ...
     2  ~ 2014 mar 04grammar a or anUse an before a word that starts with a vowel sound. If it does not start with a vowel sound, use a. The key word here is sound. It is not a question of whether the  ...
     2  +1 2014 mar 03what is nounWhat are nouns ? - Grammar MonsterNouns . Nouns are naming words. Everything we can see or talk about is represented by a word which names it – that naming word is called a noun . Sometimes  ...
     2  +35 2014 mar 03what 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  +2 2014 mar 02whos
     2  +4 2014 mar 02who's is who
     2  +4 2014 feb 28that or semicolonUsing semicolons before transitional phrases (e.g. however)However, if you would like a smoother transition between the first sentence and the one starting with the transitional phrase, you can use a semicolon before the   ...
     2  +1 2014 feb 27month's months months'Apostrophes in time (temporal) expressions - Grammar MonsterThere is six months ' interest-free credit on all sofas. (six months - apostrophe after the s). These are both correct. (newspaper clipping) This is wrong. It should be  ...
     2  ~ 2014 feb 23what is a verb
     2  ~ 2014 feb 23what is an adverbWhat are adverbs ? - Grammar Monster(Note: In these examples, the adverbs are all just one word, but they can be made up of more than one word. (See: adverbial phrases and clauses.)  ...
     2  ~ 2014 feb 22whose who
     2  +1 2014 feb 20who 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,  ...
     2  ~ 2014 feb 18whose
     2  +5 2014 feb 16past participleWhat Are Past Participles (grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterParticiples are words formed from verbs which can be used as adjectives. There are two types of participles: The Past Participle ; (usually ending -ed, -d, -t, -en,  ...
     2  +3 2014 feb 16what 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  ...
     2  -1 2014 feb 16difference 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  ...
     2  ~ 2014 feb 12learntThe difference between learned and learnt (grammar lesson)Learned and learnt . The verb to learn means to acquire knowledge of, or skill in, something through study or experience. To learn is one of those verbs with both  ...
     2  ~ 2014 feb 09materielThe difference between material and materiel (grammar lesson)Most of us know what material is (i.e., it's what things are made of), but many of us are unsure what materiel is. Materiel . The word materiel means the equipment  ...
     2  ~ 2014 feb 08i wonder whetherThe difference between whether and if (grammar lesson)Janice wondered whether she had unplugged the iron. Janice wondered if she had unplugged the iron. (In this example, the yes/no question is "Did Janice  ...
     2  +1 2014 feb 07capital letters in ads ruleWhat is title case? - Grammar MonsterTitle Case. This means only using capital letters at the start of the principal words. ... a capital letter . However, if you stick the rules , you will have clear guidance on whether to use a capital or not. ... See also: Capital letters in advertisements
     2  ~ 2014 feb 04its it's
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