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Jun
20

Introducing Grammatical Patterns!

Check out Wordsmyth’s new Grammatical Patterns feature! edit

Jun
20

Wordsmyth Features: Grammatical Patterns

Wordsmyth’s new Grammatical Patterns feature provides a comprehensive database of grammatical patterns, pattern explanations, and grammar-related definitions. Whether you’re learning the structure of English or teaching it, these tools can help! edit

May
29

Grammar and Usage: “connote” vs. “denote”

Grammar and Usage: denote vs. connote The word “denote” refers to what a word literally means. For example, the word “beach” denotes an area next to a large body of water, no more and no less.  A beach can be a cold, rocky,…

May
15

Grammar and Usage: “amount” vs. “number”

Difference Paragraphs: amount vs. number “Number” refers to a quantity of individually countable things, such as “cats,” “books,” “ideas,” and “trees.”  It answers the question of “How many?” The word “amount” generally refers to a quantity of some type of thing considered “uncountable,”…

May
10

Grammar and Usage: “adverse” vs. “averse”

The adjectives “adverse and “averse” are often confused.  “Adverse” often describes a thing contrary or opposed to what someone wants or plans (“adverse weather,” “adverse circumstances,”  “adverse consequences,” “adverse ruling”). “Adverse” also means “producing harmful effects,” as in “an adverse reaction to a…