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Archive of posts published in the category: Grammar
Jul
10

Grammar and Usage: “historical” vs. “historic”

“Historical” and “historic” are obviously related. Both pertain to history or the potential to be remembered in history. However, they rarely overlap in usage.  edit

Jun
20

Grammar and Usage: Conjunctive Adverbs

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Jun
5

Grammar and Usage: “cite” vs. “site”

“Cite” and “site” sound alike and are spelled almost the same, but their meanings and functions are quite different.  The meanings of “cite” are connected with telling or reporting or documenting. The meanings of “site” are connected with places where things happen.  Another…

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,…

Apr
17

Grammar and Usage: “accomplish” vs. “achieve”

“Accomplish” and “achieve” overlap in meaning.  They both convey the idea of successfully completing something. There is often a certain amount of pride or satisfaction attached to both. The words “aim,” “goal,” “purpose,” and “objective” can be used as objects with both of…