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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

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,…

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,”…