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What are y’all talking about?

  • November 1, 2016
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Good grammar day! Today we’re going to discuss a few words that could have made you worried or even angry. We’re going to discover the word construction ‘y’all.’ ‘Y’all’ has still its the place in the dictionary. Y’all [jˈɔːl] is a simple contraction of you-all [ˈjuːɔːl] (according to the US dialect form) We use it to refer…

10 Confusing Homonyms: Part II [infographic]

  • July 22, 2013
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English is riddled with words that sound similar but have completely different meanings, and some words that sound similar have very different spellings. The infographic and 10 examples of homonyms and homophones will straighten some of this confusion out. To download high resolution poster click here. <a href=”http://www.grammar.net/homonyms2″><img src=”http://www.grammar.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/homonyms-2_small.png” alt=”” /></a>[Infographic provided by <a href=”http://www.grammar.net”><em>Grammar.net</em></a>]…

Words that sound alike

  • November 14, 2011
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This article is presented by our partner Ginger Software – creator of an intelligent spell checker, that recognizes words in context and provides the most appropriate corrections for spelling and grammar mistakes according to the intended meaning of your sentence. English spelling can be tricky in many ways. Homophones – words that sound the same,…

Same Word, Different Meaning

  • December 26, 2010
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If you think that there are too many words in the English language, remember that our dictionaries could be bigger; our language has doubled up definitions on many of its words. Heteronyms, homonyms, homophones and homographs all become a confusing jumble especially when one attempts to use one these double-edged words while avoiding misspellings and…