confusing usage words part six

Confusing usage words part six

  • learn: verb to acquire knowledge
    How did you learn to swim so gracefully?
    teach: (verb) to instruct
    Will you please teach me the eight parts of speech for this test?
  • personal: (adjective) individual or private; intended for use by a single person
    This is a personal problem that I would not want to share with others right now.
    personnel: (noun and adjective) body of persons employed in an organization or a
    place
    The director said that the case involved a personnel issue involving several experienced
    workers.
  • poor: (noun and adjective) the opposite of rich; not done well
    Will you be willing to contribute some money to help the poor? (noun)
    Your team showed a poor effort in not running out the grounder in the third inning.
    (adjective)
    pore: (noun) an opening
    Harold looked very closely at his skin pores and was amazed.
    pour: (verb) to cause to flow
    My aunt was nice enough to pour milk into my little sisterís cereal.
  • quotation: (noun) something that is quoted
    The quotations of Mark Twain and Yogi Berra are used quite often for various effects.
    quote: (verb) to repeat or cite
    Did you quote that author at any time within your term paper?
  • respectfully: (adverb) politely
    We respectfully acknowledged their countryís leader.
    respectively: (adverb) in precisely the order given
    Please line up these folders from A to Z respectively.
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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
  • compound complex sentences
  • compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
  • compound subject and compound predicate
  • compound subjects part two
  • compound subjects part one
  • Confusing usage words part eight
  • Confusing usage words part five
  • Confusing usage words part four
  • Confusing usage words part one
  • Confusing usage words part seven
  • Confusing usage words part six
  • Confusing usage words part three
  • Confusing usage words part three 2
  • Confusing usage words part two
  • First Capitalization List
  • indefinite pronouns
  • Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
  • introducing clauses
  • introducing phrases
  • Irregular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • irregular verbs part one
  • irregular verbs part two
  • Italics Hyphens and Brackets
  • Misplaced and dangling modifiers
  • More Apostrophe Situations
  • More subject verb agreement situations
  • Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
  • Periods Question Marks and Exclamation Marks
  • 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
  • Sound a like words Part Three
  • 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
  • the direct object
  • the gerund and gerund phrase
  • the indirect object
  • the infinitive and infinitive phrase
  • The nominative case
  • the noun
  • the noun adjective pronoun question
  • the noun clause
  • the object of the preposition
  • the participle and participial phrase
  • The possessive case
  • 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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