en101 barb. colloq.
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thus is already an adverb without the suffix -ly
where . . . at?
- where . . .?
- no need of at
mad or upset is not angry
- mad: insane
- upset: turned over
apt or liable is not likely
- apt: suitable
- liable: legally oligated, susceptible
aggravate is not irritate
- aggravate: to make worse
- irritate: to annoy
not . . . no,
not . . . nothing
- a double negative frequently misued.
- not . . . any
anyways, anywheres, nowwheres, somewheres
anyway, anywhere . . . without an s
beside / besides
- beside: by the side of
- besides: in addition to
- they are interchangeable only when the prepositions are to mean "except"
Old English of KJV
In fact KJV is not written in Old English.
use many or a good deal of for a formal writing. allot means "to distribute or assign
do not use these words as synonyms for very.
- healthy: having health
- healthful: giving health
- in: location within
- into: motion or direction to a point within
inside of, outside of
do not use as replacements for within and except.
data, strata, criteria, phenomena
Do not confuse these plurals with their singular forms: datum, stratum, criterion, and phonomenon.
this plural form of alumnus should not be used in place of the singular forms: alumnus(male), alumna(female). Alumni may refer to a mixed group as well as to a male group.
Etc. is an abbreviation for the Latin et cetera(and other things). and etc. is redundant.
weak substitute for about or of . Use about
between / among
- between: referring to two items
- amoung: referring to three or more items
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