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nauseous vs. nauseated

A Potentially Nauseating Grammar Question: Nauseous vs. Nauseated

Jul 19, 2018 in Grammar

  If you’re not feeling well, are you feeling nauseous or nauseated? The nauseous vs. nauseated issue is often confusing because of how each word’s…

imply vs. infer

Imply vs. Infer: How to Infer the Difference

Jul 06, 2018 in Grammar

I don’t want to make any offensive implications, but I’m going to infer that since you’re reading this, you get confused by the question of…

biennial vs biannual

Biennial vs. Biannual: Two Words, Twice the Meaning

Jun 28, 2018 in Grammar

  Biennially, I make sure to review the difference between biennial and biannual. Otherwise, I’ll get confused more than biannually! By the end of this…

begun vs. begin

Begun vs. Began: So It Begins

Jun 13, 2018 in Grammar

So it begins: you’re writing a paper for school, and you need to use a past tense form of the word begin. The problem is,…

Stationery vs Stationary

Stationery vs. Stationary: Oh, What a Difference a Letter Makes

Jun 06, 2018 in Grammar

Usually you’re stationary while you’re using stationery. If you’re writing a letter to a client at work, then you should know that one letter is…

bring vs. take

Bring It On: The Eternal Battle of Bring vs. Take

May 25, 2018 in Grammar

In the eternal battle of bring vs. take, neither side is going to take a beating. That’s because both these words have their place, as…

complimentary vs. complementary

Complimentary vs. Complementary

May 18, 2018 in Grammar

Lulu fanned herself against the intense heat of the summer sun and smiled at Lena. “I would like to compliment you on how well your…

criteria vs criterion

Criteria vs. Criterion: Decoding the Difference

May 11, 2018 in Grammar

  What are the criteria for properly using the word “criterion”? There’s actually only one criterion; the proper use of the word “criteria” is a…

compound word

What Is a Compound Word?

Mar 29, 2018 in Grammar

  Scientists are big into molecular compounds, and there is something kind of magical about them. You can start with a couple of atoms of…

Commas in Dates

Commas in Dates: How Do You Write a Date?

Mar 08, 2018 in Grammar

  Using commas in dates in the American format requires that we separate the weekday from the month and the date from the year with…

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