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Top 30 commonly confused words in English

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 11, 2017

by BRITTNEY ROSS, https://www.grammarly.com/blog/commonly-confused-words/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=Facebook_org&utm_content=&utm_campaign=Blog_Lifestyle Everyone knows the problem with spell-check: your word might be spelled right, but it may be the wrong word. English is full of confusing words that sound alike but are spelled differently. It’s also full of words that share similar (but not identical) meanings that are easy to misuse. Below are…

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Alternatives for the top 30 overused words

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 23, 2017
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11 tips to clean up your dirty, wordy writing

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 21, 2017

by ALICE E.M. UNDERWOOD, Feb 16, 2017 Get out the pruning shears: a big part of good writing is good editing. And a surefire way to give your writing a confidence boost is to eliminate words that weigh down your writing and make you sound uncertain.

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Contractions

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July 26, 2016 What is a contraction? A contraction is a shortened form of a word (or group of words) that omits certain letters or sounds. In most contractions, an apostrophe represents the missing letters. The most common contractions are made up of verbs, auxiliaries, or modals attached to other words: He would=He’d. I have=I’ve.…

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The five things you were taught abour grammar in school that are totally wrong

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The prescriptivist stranglehold on grammar isn’t just restrictive, it’s often just plain wrong. BY MISTY ADONIOU, Feb 21, 2017 Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with “And” or “But”? What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are lots of other so-called grammar rules that we’ve…

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31 words and phrases you no longer need in 2017

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 31, 2017

by KAREN HERTZBERG, Jan. 31, 2017 Close your eyes. Imagine words as people in an office setting. The verbs scurry about, active and animated, getting things done. The adjectives and adverbs conjure ideas and images in the marketing department. But there’s always that one guy. See him? He’s over by the water cooler, leaning against…

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What to use: which or that?

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 3, 2016

By Clare Dodd, 26 May 2015, http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Noble,_My_Love English books and pencils: which or that Which word should I use? Is it which or that? Both of these words are pronouns, and both are used to identify a person, place, thing or thought.

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How to write good

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 9, 2014
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Top ten spelling peeves

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 5, 2014
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Mixed metaphors

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 13, 2013

English professors love to catch the errors students make in their term papers, and they love nothing better than to catch mixed metaphors. The “friends and survivors” of Calvin College English department collected this list of mixed metaphors and posted them on their web site:

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Learn English the Smart way

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 30, 2012

Mobile subscribers can now access English lessons anytime, anywhere via their cellphone, for only P15 a week. This is made possible via a new e-learning value-added service (VAS) from wireless leader Smart Communications Inc. (Smart), called Kandoo4AII. Developed by La-Mark Vision Ltd., the mobile language learning choice of over 10,000,000 users worldwide, Kandoo4All is an…

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Sorry for the lousy English. (Our bad.)

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 31, 2011

Listen up, Filipinos, because this concerns you. You have adopted bad English habits from us Americans for far too long. Yes, we Yanks are responsible. Our culture pushed our slangy ways upon you; we take full blame. Our version of the King’s English is sloppy, unkempt. It’s also very malleable and attracts more new words…

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Some rules to keep in mind when using the Queen’s Engerlish:

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 6, 2011

1. Verbs has to agree with their subjects. 2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. 3. And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction. 4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.

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‘Inchoate’? It’s not yet completed

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 18, 2010

If you don’t know the meaning of the word “inchoate,” you join many readers of The New York Times (NYT) who have looked up the word and many others in the NYT’s website built-in American Heritage dictionary. According to a feature published in The Daily Tribune (source not mentioned) “inchoate,” “profligacy,” “sui generis” and “austerity”…

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Elections

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 2, 2010

Dear Fellow Communicators, As an observer of language, I came across a very instructive case study recently of how a revealing, off-the-cuff press statement of a presidential candidate, Sen. Benigno Aquino III, was fudged in translation and in paraphrase by certain media outlets that reported it. The concern of Jose Carillo’s English Forum being primarily…

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Funny spelling bloopers

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 15, 2010

[Following are some very funny spelling bloopers caught in US local newspapers, publications and various emails – as reported in Clean Laffs. See if you can catch the goofs.]

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10 flagrant grammar mistakes that make you look stupid

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 6, 2010

These days, we tend to communicate via the keyboard as much as we do verbally. Often, we’re in a hurry, quickly dashing off e-mails with typos, grammatical shortcuts (I’m being kind here), and that breezy, e.e. cummings, no-caps look. It’s expected. It’s no big deal. But other times, we try to invest a little care,…

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Say it in many, many words

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 10, 2009

Here are the most common circumlocutions and their single-word equivalents:

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Mixed metaphors, again!

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 8, 2009

Filipinos make mistakes mixing metaphors. So do Americans! Can you spot the errors? English professors love to catch the errors students make in their term papers, and they love nothing better than to catch mixed metaphors. The “friends and survivors” of Calvin College English department collected this list of mixed metaphors and posted them on…

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Misuse of restrictive relative clause makes zombies of dead war veterans

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 15, 2009

Misuse of restrictive relative clause makes zombies of dead war veterans

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Spot the wrong spelling

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 27, 2009

Following are some very funny spelling bloopers caught in local newspapers, publications and various emails. See if you can catch the errors. – From Laffaday

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So, what to do? What to do?

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 24, 2009

Conflicting Proverbs Actions speak louder than words. The pen is mightier than the sword.

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What? What?

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 14, 2009

“Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.” –Wendell Johnson

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Stubborn pinoys speaking engless …

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 7, 2009

One attends a meeting or seminar or a conference. One doesn’t attend to a meeting or seminar … … but a doctor attends to (treats) a patient. One participates in a seminar or a conference. One doesn’t participate to a seminar … … but one goes to a seminar. Action results in an outcome. Action…

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Spot the Errors!

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(from a social networking site) fun to be with, sweet, lovely ,charming easy to get along …have since of humor , but moody sometimes , like travelling site seeing , im a natures lover…and have a deep view of life … gudluck to all and wish i could find the better ones….

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Engless

Published by anna Date posted on February 27, 2009

“Engless” is my own word for wrong English For Those who Reed and Right

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A catastrophe for the apostrophe in Britain

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 3, 2009

On the streets of Birmingham, the queen’s English is now the queens English.

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The top 10 irritating Pinoy expressions

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 5, 2009

Last November, the folks at Oxford University came out with a list of “top 10 irritating expressions” in the English language, by which I suppose they meant the English language as it’s employed in their corner of the English-speaking world, and not necessarily in what used to be the backwaters of the Bard’s dominion, in…

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