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     1  ~ 2014 sep 30then or than grammarThe 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 sep 29what is nounWhat are nouns ? - Grammar MonsterNouns . A noun is a word for a person, place, or thing. (You might like to think of nouns as naming words.) Everything we can see or talk about is represented by ... ‎The different types of nouns - ‎What are pronouns? - ‎What Are Collective Nouns?
     1  ~ 2014 sep 22whose 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 sep 20my 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 sep 19past 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, ... ‎What Are Present Participle? - ‎What Is the Past Perfect Tense?
     1  +2 2014 sep 18what is 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 sep 18what 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 sep 18difference 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 sep 18what is an adjectiveWhat are adjectives ? - Grammar MonsterAdjectives are describing words. Large, grey and friendly are all examples of adjectives . In the examples below, these adjectives are used to describe an ... ‎What Are Adverbs? - ‎A harder test on adjectives - ‎What Are Compound Adjectives?
     1  ~ 2014 sep 16elicit 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  +1 2014 sep 13who's vs whose
     1  ~ 2014 sep 12types of nounsThe 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 sep 12its or 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  ~ 2014 sep 11noun 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 sep 10bares little resemblanceThe difference between bare and bear (grammar lesson)He bears himself with utmost dignity. Bear also mean to carry in an even looser sense (i.e., to have) You bear a resemblance to your mother. Does this document  ...
     1  +1 2014 sep 10capital letters in ads ruleCapital letters in advertisements - Grammar MonsterCan capital letters be used to make advertising more effective? (grammar lesson) ... When it comes to writing adverts , you have to let your instinct rule .
     1  ~ 2014 sep 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 sep 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 sep 08looke 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 sep 07kinds of nouns
     1  +2 2014 sep 07possessive pronounsWhat Are Possessive Pronouns ? (grammar lesson)Possessive pronouns are used to show ownership. See the definition of Possessive Pronoun in Grammar Monster's list of grammar terms and definitions.
     1  ~ 2014 sep 07neither 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 sep 06what 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 sep 05i 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  ~ 2014 sep 05its it's
     1  +1 2014 aug 29three thousand forty onlyHow to write numbers in full - Grammar Monster3,567 ( three thousand five hundred and sixty-seven ); (note: no comma in the full version); 44,120 ( forty -four thousand one hundred and twenty ); 25,223 (twenty ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 29how 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 aug 28a 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 aug 27no 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 aug 27licence 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  ~ 2014 aug 26program 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  ~ 2014 aug 26what 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 aug 22license or licence
     1  +1 2014 aug 22three and a halfNumbers as compound adjectives - Grammar MonsterExpressions like three-and-a-half (as in three-and-a-half ounces) are classified as compound adjectives and should be hyphenated. This is done to group the ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 17loose 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  ~ 2014 aug 16than or thenThe difference between than and then (grammar lesson)
     1  ~ 2014 aug 15an and anWhen to use an and a - Grammar MonsterWhen 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 ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 15types 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 aug 14stationary 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 aug 13stationary - staionery
     1  ~ 2014 aug 10bear the weightTo 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  +1 2014 aug 10what is a predicateWhat Is a Predicate ? (grammar lesson) - Grammar MonsterWhat is the predicate of a sentence? See examples of predicates . See the definition of Predicate in Grammar Monster's list of grammar terms and definitions .
     1  +1 2014 aug 09what is a pronounWhat are pronouns ? - Grammar MonsterPronouns replace nouns. If we didn't have pronouns , we'd have to keep repeating our nouns and that would make our sentences very cumbersome and ... ‎The different types of pronouns - ‎What Are Personal Pronoun?
     1  ~ 2014 aug 05bare 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 aug 01bearing bad newsWe come bearing gifts for your chief. Our camels do
     1  ~ 2014 aug 01led to aThe 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 jul 31what are conjunctionsConjunctions - Grammar MonsterWhat are conjunctions ? A grammar lesson on conjunctions (grammar lesson) ‎What are interjections? - ‎Conjunction - ‎Conjunctions and commas
     1  ~ 2014 jul 30lie on your backThe difference between lie and lay (grammar lesson)I think I'll lie down for 20 minutes after lunch. Lie on your back and look at the stars. Clutching his betting slip, Mr Reynolds screamed, "Get up! Don't just lie there.
     1  +1 2014 jul 28maybe and may beThe difference between may be and maybe (grammar lesson)Maybe . Maybe (one word) can be substituted with perhaps or possibly. ( Maybe is an adverb.) Try substituting the maybe in these examples with perhaps: Maybe  ...
     1  ~ 2014 jul 28breath or breathe
     1  +1 2014 jul 25programs or programmes
     1  ~ 2014 jul 22verb 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  +1 2014 jul 20capitol or capitalThe difference between capital and capitol (grammar lesson)Capitol . Many people (particularly non-Americans) who see the word Capitol in writing assume it is a typo of capital . In fact, The Capitol is the building that ...
     1  ~ 2014 jul 18move 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 jul 17what are articles
     2  ~ 2014 oct 02which lead to
     2  -1 2014 oct 02then or than
     2  ~ 2014 oct 02grammar 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 oct 01you'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 sep 30what 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 sep 29what 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 sep 28its and it's
     2  ~ 2014 sep 27object 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  ~ 2014 sep 24whos is it
     2  -1 2014 sep 22it is lead by
     2  -1 2014 sep 22twenty five thousand44,120 (forty-four thousand one hundred and twenty ); 25,223 ( twenty five thousand two hundred and twenty three ); (twenty five and twenty three should be  ...
     2  -1 2014 sep 22types of nounThe different types of nouns . There are several different types of nouns . These include: common nouns (e.g., abstract nouns, collective nouns, compound nouns , ... ‎What Are Abstract Nouns? - ‎What Are Collective Nouns?
     2  -1 2014 sep 22what is a verb
     2  -1 2014 sep 22what 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  ...
     2  +1 2014 sep 20pronoun
     2  +1 2014 sep 19six million dollar error grammarNumbers and Figures - Numbers as compound adjectives ( grammar lesson)
     2  ~ 2014 sep 19whitesmoke grammar checkerTry a Grammar Checker for Free - Grammar MonsterIntelligent Style Checker Writing style enhancement for professional results. Works with All Writing Apps If you can write in it, WhiteSmoke can check it.
     2  ~ 2014 sep 18whose
     2  ~ 2014 sep 18what is articleThere are two types of articles : The Definite Article (the) · The Indefinite Article (a and an). The articles are classified as adjectives. The is called the definite ...
     2  +1 2014 sep 183 and a half yearsThis is done to group the words together to show they are all part of the same adjective. For example: Two-and-a- half cakes; 3 -and-a-quarter miles ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 16adjective clauseWhat Is an Adjective Clause ? - Grammar MonsterHowever, an adjective can also come in the form of an adjective clause . An adjective clause usually comes after the noun it modifies and is made up of several ...
     2  +4 2014 sep 16table for spelling rulesForming plurals ( table ) - Grammar MonsterForming plurals ( table ) (grammar lesson) ... This page shows the spelling rules for forming plurals in English. Grammar Checker. Forming Plurals. Tabulated ...
     2  +1 2014 sep 14verb
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