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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,…

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,”…

Jan
16

ELL Q&A: Contrasting Animals

Welcome to ELL Q&A, where Wordsmyth answers questions submitted by English Language Learners. Today, let’s compare and contrast animals that look similar. edit

Apr
10

support

pronunciation:    sə port part of speech:    transitive verb definition 1:         to hold up; brace. example:              The solid oak table is supported by four sturdy legs. definition 2:        to provide evidence for; corroborate. example:             The testimony of the witness supported the suspect’s story. example:            …