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Confusing usage words part three

  • can (verb) to know how to to be able to
    I think that I can climb that fence with little effort.
    may (verb) to be allowed to
    May I help you with those heavy bundles?
  • cent: (noun) one penny 1/100 of a dollar
    Lou found one cent under the couch.
    scent: (noun) a smell odor (verb) to smell to perceive with the nose
    Do you smell the scent of raccoon? (noun)
    I scent a raccoon around here. (verb)
  • cite: (verb) to quote
    A respected attorney will often cite several cases in her argument.
    site: (noun) piece of land; location
    Our favorite restaurant chain plans to build a new establishment on
    this site.
  • continual: (adjective) happening over and over again
    The continual good behavior of the class members earned them free
    time each Friday.
    continuous: (adjective) happening without interruption
    The continuous noise of the hammers and saws disturbed the workshop
    participants.
  • doesnít: (contraction for does + not) does not
    Steven doesnít think that we will need three umbrellas for the
    beach today.
    donít: (contraction for do + not; considered substandard usage) do not
    or does not
    We donít know what the future will bring.
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  • the interjection
  • Active and passive voices
  • agreement between indefinite pronouns and their antecedents
  • agreement involving prepositional phrases
  • Commas Part Five
  • Commas Part Four
  • Commas Part One
  • Commas Part Three
  • Commas Part Two
  • complete and simple predicates
  • complete and simple subjects
  • complex sentences
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  • compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
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  • Confusing usage words part five
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  • Confusing usage words part one
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  • Irregular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • irregular verbs part one
  • irregular verbs part two
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  • Misplaced and dangling modifiers
  • More Apostrophe Situations
  • More subject verb agreement situations
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  • personal pronouns
  • pronouns and their antecedents
  • Quotation Marks Part Three
  • Quotation Marks Part One
  • Quotation Marks Part Two
  • reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
  • Regular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • regular verb tenses
  • Second Capitalization List
  • sentences fragments and run on sentences
  • singular and plural nouns and pronouns
  • Sound a like words Part Four
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  • Sound a like words Part Two
  • Sound alike words part one
  • subject and verb agreement
  • subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
  • subject verb agreement situations
  • the adjective
  • the adjective clause
  • the adjective phrase
  • the adverb
  • the adverb clause
  • the adverb phrase
  • The Apostrophe
  • the appositive
  • The Colon
  • The coordinating conjunction
  • the correlative conjunction
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  • the gerund and gerund phrase
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  • the noun
  • the noun adjective pronoun question
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  • the object of the preposition
  • the participle and participial phrase
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  • The possessive case 2
  • The possessive case and pronouns
  • the preposition
  • the prepositional phrase
  • the pronoun
  • The Semicolon
  • the subordinating conjunction
  • the verb
  • The verb be
  • the verb phrase
  • Transitive and intransitive verbs
  • types of nouns
  • types of sentences by purpose
  • Using Capital Letters
  • what good writers do
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  • Tips to get ready for Long Drive
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal
  • Rules to play Shot Put
  • Android Interview Q&A
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  • River Rafting

    Stay in the boat

    This sounds like common sense, but it can happen. One minute you are in the boat and the next you are swimming next to it. When rafting, pay attention and watch for rocks coming from downstream. Your guide may use a command called Bump just before the boat hits a rock. If your guide calls out, Bump lean in while placing your paddle T grip on the floor of the boat. Make sure you still keep your hand over the grip. If the Bump command is executed correctly your blade end of the paddle will be up in the air and your fist over the grip will be on the floor of the boat. This should keep you in the boat. After the boat collides with the rock, return to your seat and be ready to paddle. If you fall out of the boat, the most important thing to do is DONT PANIC Find your boat. Most times when someone falls out of the boat they pop up right next to the boat. Grab it so you dont float away. If you are a couple of feet away from the boat, swim to the boat. If you pop up and you are far from the boat, look for other rescue options, other boats or the riverbank. Remember, there are two riverbanks for your convenience, one on either side of the river. If you are panicking you wont think about getting back to the boat and the rescue becomes more difficult. Your guide will go over this in great detail during the safety talk before the trip.


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