Grammar

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A Lot Vs. Allot

A Lot Vs. Allot

A lot (meaning more than a few) is always two words. The phrase is often misspelled as alot. Allot is a verb that means to distribute by lot or shares. Read More
Accept Vs. Except

Accept Vs. Except

Accept means to receive, or agree with; Except means to omit or to exempt. The two are commonly misused and often interchanged at little cost to standard usage. Read More
Affect Vs. Effect

Affect Vs. Effect

Affect & effect are two highly misused and interchanged terms. As a verb affect means to influence. Effect as a verb means to cause but as a noun means result. Read More
All Right Is Not Alright

All Right Is Not Alright

All right is always two words. Alright is not a word, although like altogether and already it looks like is should be and spellchecks are strangely allowing it. Read More

Crepuscular

A crepuscular animal is mostly active during twilight, which is at both dusk and dawn. House cats, bats, bears & ocelots are an examples of crepuscular animals. Read More
It's vs. Its

It's vs. Its

It's and Its are often misused and confused in written English. It's means it is while its is the possessive pronoun meaning something belongs to something. Read More
Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia are words that imitate the sound they are describing and represent. Just a few examples could be: zap, buzz, beep, whoosh, bang, thump, thud, etc. Read More

Oxymoron

An oxymoron is a self contradictory statement, where the second portion of the statement negates the first. Common examples include a tall short person. Read More
Sentence Diagraming

Sentence Diagraming

Sentence diagraming is the analysis of a sentence. Some authorities feel that it has little value, but its graphic form has a pleasing logistical balance. Read More

Sesquicentennial

Sesquicentennial is a word used to describe the passage of 150 years. It is often used in reference to an anniversary of an institution or a historical event. Read More
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