Drier vs. dryer

Drier vs. dryer

Drier = more dry. Dryer = something that dries.

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Cut and dried

= (1) prepared and arranged in advance; (2) ordinary or routine. No hyphens required.

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Non-finite Verbs – Uses, Examples & Worksheet

Verbs might seem straightforward and easy to understand, but these words have several types. Each type of verb has a unique purpose so you can communicate your intended message. This goes for both writing and speaking. One type of verb is the non-finite verb. I’ll discuss the definition and uses …

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Baloney vs. bologna

Bologna = a type of sausage. Baloney = nonsense.

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Split Infinitive – Usage, Rules and Examples

Every language has specific parts of speech that help create understandable speech and writing patterns. Grammatical terms are a foundation for learning the English language, and knowing what order to place words in helps language learners become more fluent. Infinitives are verbs used as a noun or modifiers within a …

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Negative prefixes

The most common negative prefixes in English are in-, un-, non-, de-, dis-, a-, anti-, im-, il-, and ir-. While some of these prefixes are interchangeable in some uses, there are subtle differences between them. in-, im-, il-, ir- The in- prefix (from which im-, il-, and ir- are derived) …

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Apropos

= with respect to. It is not related to or synonymous with appropriate.

Quasi

sort of, seeming, seemingly, or in the nature of. It can be either a prefix or a standalone word.