CATEGORY:Word Usage

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  • Anxious and Eager

    The following sentences offer two choices, one using anxious and another using eager. Which is correct in each case? Our children are (anxious / eager)...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 May 2016

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  • Using Good and Well as Modifiers

    Can you tell which of these sentences use the words good and well correctly as modifiers? The financial report this year was good. Our stocks...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 March 2016

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  • Like and As

    Which of these sentences are correct? Winston tastes good like a cigarette should. (Remember that famous ad jingle?) He spends money like there is no...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 March 2016

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  • “Sit” and “Set”

    In a different post we have discussed the distinction between lie and lay. It is also helpful to examine sit and set, another pair of...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 January 2016

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