Augur vs. Auger

Although they sound the same and are often misspelled one for the other, the words augur and auger are not […]

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Identifying Clauses

A reader has asked for help in distinguishing noun, adjective, and adverb clauses. First, what is a clause? A clause […]

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Words from Greek “Theos”

快3飞艇计划什么意思Most people are acquainted with the word theology and its offshoots, theologian and theological. The words are formed from Greek […]

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Bureaucrats and Politicians

快3飞艇计划什么意思A reader has asked for a discussion of the words, bureaucrats vs officials, and lawmakers vs politicians. [I’d] like to […]

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From Mercury to Hermeneutics

快3飞艇计划什么意思One of the most popular of the Roman gods was Mercury, patron of merchants and thieves. Mercury had other associations. […]

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Discomfiture Is Worse Than Discomfort

快3飞艇计划什么意思I’ve noticed the two nouns, discomfort and discomfiture, being used interchangeably, as if both meant simply, “the condition of being […]

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5 Cases of Faulty Parenthesis

When a sentence includes a form of parenthesis—a word, phrase, or clause framed by a pair of commas, dashes, or […]

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