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How To Use An Apostrophe

How To Use An Apostrophe
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Important Infrequently Used Words To Know Paul V. Hartman (The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis) alacrity a-LACK-ra-tee cheerful willingness and promptnessanathema a-NATH-a-ma a thing or person cursed, banned, or reviledanodyne AN-a-dine not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull//anything that sooths or comfortsaphorism AFF-oar-ism a short, witty saying or concise principleapostate ah-POSS-tate (also: apostasy) person who has left the fold or deserted the faith.arrogate ARROW-gate to make an unreasonable claimatavistic at-a-VIS-tic reverting to a primitive typeavuncular a-VUNC-you-lar “like an uncle”; benevolent bathos BATH-ose an anticlimaxbereft ba-REFT to be deprived of something valuable “He was bereft of reason.” cynosure SIGH-na-shore (from the Greek: “dog’s tail”) center of attention; point to which all eyes are drawn.

30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Speed Writing About The Speed Writer How long does it take you to write 150 words? An hour... two? Could care less or couldn’t care less and other tricky misused expressions [infographic] Plenty of expressions in the English language have become warped, and they can make a grammar conscious person shiver in horror. Many may be brutalized due to folks hearing them more often than reading them. Here are some beaten-up expressions and frequently mangled words. <a href=" src= alt="Grammar.net" /></a> [Infographic provided by <a href="

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Bubble vocabulary: the best way to expand your vocabulary is to use the words you don’t quite know. Illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker A little while back, I was chatting with a friend when he described a situation as “execrable.” He pronounced it “ex-EH-crable.” I’d always thought it was “EX-ecrable.” Affect vs. Effect Affect and effect are easy to mix up. Here’s the short version of how to use the right word: Affect is usually a verb, which is an action word.

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