All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘usage’

Getting Articles Straight: A, An, or The?


Some student writers just have a hard time knowing which article to choose. I marked a paper recently with the sentence below:

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Imply vs. Infer


People often confuse the words imply and infer. After reading this article, you will no longer be among them. And when you hear someone err in this matter, send them to this page immediately. Together, we can make the world a better place — one diction error at a time.

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Double Negatives


Little kids can be such sticklers for grammar. Have you ever been involved in a conversation like this? Billy: What …

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Dumb and Dumber: 5 Common Errors with Comparatives and Superlatives


Adjectives and adverbs come in three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative. When comparing or contrasting two or more things, we use the comparative or superlative degrees. Avoid the following common errors.

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