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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    Basic English Usage
    1. That's right.
    2. That's spot on.
    3. You've hit the nail on the head. / You've nailed it.
    4. I suppose so. (use this when you agree, but you are not completely convinced)
    5. I'm afraid you're right. (use this in response to bad news, to say the bad news is correct)
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