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Never alright. Hyphenate only if used colloquially as a compound modifier: He is an all-right guy.
Ax (The verb forms: ax, axed, axing.)
The past tense also is ___, not broadcasted
List the 4 variations of cancel:
Cancel, canceled, canceling, cancellation
Not can not
Awhile is an ___. A while is a ___.
___ means to receive. ___ means to exclude.
___, as a verb, means to influence: The game will affect the standings. ___, as a noun, is best avoided. It occasionally is used in psychology to describe an emotion, but there is no need for it in everyday language.
___ , as a verb, means to cause: He will effect many changes in the company. ___, as a noun, means result: The effect was overwhelming. He miscalculated the effect of his actions. It was a law of little effect.
Affect; Affect; Effect; Effect
___ means everyone's prepared. ___ means by now.
All ready; already
List the 4 forms of Alumnus:
Alumnus, alumni, alumna, alumnae
___ is the correct word when expressing the relationships of three or more items considered one pair at a time, not ___.
___ means dread. ___ mean look forward to.
Explain the rules for anybody, any body, anyone, and any one.
One word for an indefinite reference: Anyone can do that. Two words when the emphasis is on singling out one element of a group: Any one of them may speak up.
___ ___ means additional item. ___ means now.
Any more; Anymore
___ (conjunction for introductory clauses). ___ (preposition; needs and object). ___ ___ (refers to this one, not one like it).
As; Like; Such as
___ means guarantee. ___ used to reference insurance. ___ means to make sure or give confidence.
Ensure; Insure; Assure
Backyard is one word in ___ uses.
___ means foundation. ___ means main support.
Give the rule for because/since:
Use because to denote a specific cause-effect relationship: He went because he was told. Since is acceptable in a causal sense when the first event in a sequence led logically to the second but was not its direct cause: They went to the game, since they had been given the tickets.
For ___ and ___, the rules in prefixes apply, but in general, no hyphen. For ___, though, use hyphen with ___-automatic and ___-autonomous
Bi-; semi-; semi-; semi-; semi
Use ___ as a noun for males and as an adjective for all applications: She has ___ hair. Use blonde as a noun for females.
blond; blond; blonde
___ is applicable until 18th birthday is reached. Use ___ or ___ ___ afterward.
Boy; man; young man
The noun or pronoun that does the acting or being in a sentence. To find it, ask "Who?" or "What?" before the verb.
The direct receiver of the action in a sentence. To find it, ask "Whom?" or "What?" after the verb.
The person/thing to whom/to which, or for whom/for which, and action is done. You can put to or for in front of an indirect object.
Verb that directs an action at a noun or pronoun (direct object) ("I read the book").
Verb that expresses an action that is not directed toward an object ("The Bobcats prevailed").
An abbreviation that can be pronounced as w word. If it has become better recognized as a word, make it lowercase.
The noun or pronoun to which a pronoun refers.
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