Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology
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- What is the third common "-gry" word?
- Doesn't the word "posh" come from "port out, starboard home"?
- Is "antidisestablishmentarianism" the longest word in English?
- Where do new words come from? How do you figure out their histories?
- What are the origins of the English Language?
- How many words are there in English?
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- What is the difference between a road and a street?
- What is the difference between the meteorological terms snow flurries and snow showers?
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- What is Lent?
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- Where did the phrase rule of thumb come from?
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- What is a back-formation?
- What is a folk etymology?
- What are good sources for finding out the history of place names?
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- Where did gin get its name?
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- Where can I learn everything about etymology? How does one become an etymologist?
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- What is the origin of the 'f' word? Warning: contains language which may be considered offensive.
- Where does the phrase the whole nine yards originate?
- Where does the word stat used in hospitals come from?
- Is the letter Y a vowel or a consonant?
- How do I know when to use different from, different than, different to?
- Which is correct - alright or all right?
- How do I know whether to use less or fewer?
- When should I use continuously as opposed to continually?
- What pronoun should be used when the noun referred to could be either male or female, i.e., he or she and their variant forms?
- How do I know when to use tight as opposed to tightly?
- Which is correct: snuck or sneaked?
- Which is correct: I could care less or I couldn't care less?
- Is orientate interchangeable with orient?
- Should I use a singular or plural verb with none?
- What are combining forms as opposed to prefixes and suffixes (general term affix)?
- What is a syllable and what determines syllables?
- Is 12 o'clock at night 12 a.m. or 12 p.m.?
- What is the predicate? Is it everything after the subject?
- Can you explain the parts of speech - nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections? What about articles, quantifiers, and numerals?
- What is a euphemism?
- What are the differences among types of sentences, i.e., simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex?
- When is a colon used as opposed to a semicolon?
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- What are irregular verbs?
- What are the correct uses of could, should, and would?
- What is a pronoun?
- When do I use among instead of between?
- Can I use the word peoples instead of persons?
- Should I use a singular or a plural verb with a collective noun?
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- Can I begin a sentence with a conjunction?
- Should I avoid clichés?
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- Can you offer some guidance on using comparatives and superlatives?
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- What is litotes?
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- Is it OK to say off of?
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- What are ergative verbs?
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- When should I use whom instead of who?
- When do you use lie and lay?
- Can I use and (or but, etc.) at the start of a sentence?
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- Should I put a comma before and in a series of items?
- What is an antecedent?
- When do you use may and when do you use can?
- What is the difference in usage for like versus as?
- What is a linking verb?
- Does bimonthly mean twice a month or every two months?
- What is the rule for determining whether or not to write out a number as a word?
- Does a comma go after i.e. or e.g.?
- When do you use that and which?
- Which is right: I wish it were... or I wish it was...?
- Please offer a general discussion of how to use punctuation marks.
- What two words make the contraction ain't? Is it proper?
- What is the plural of virus?
- What is redundancy in writing?
- What is an independent clause?
- What is ambiguity in writing?
- What is an annotated bibliography?
- What should be the spacing between sentences?
- Do adverbs always end in -ly?
- How can I find the best word for my purpose in a dictionary?
- When do you capitalize words like "mother," "father," "grandmother," and "grandfather" when writing about them?
- What is MLA style?
- What is syntax?
- What are the different types of nouns?
- Are book titles underlined, italicized, or put in quotations?
- What is a conjunctive adverb?
- What are the rules for capitalization?
- What are phrasal verbs?
- Should I use italics in foreign phrases in an English document?
- When should numbers be hyphenated?
- What is a simile and what are some examples of it?
- What is an intransitive verb?
- What is a run-on sentence?
- What is a thesis statement?
- What is the correct way to spell e words like email, ecommerce, etc.?
- Which is correct - Veterans or Veterans' Day, Presidents or Presidents' Day
- How can I find the spelling of a word if I do not know it?
- Should I capitalize the names of seasons, such as Spring and Summer?
- When do I capitalize the word earth?
- How does a computer spelling checker work?
- Can you tell me a few basic spelling rules?
- What is phonetic spelling?
- Why was Noah Webster's Blue-Backed Speller so popular? What were Noah Webster's ideas about spelling?
- How are the words selected for the National Spelling Bee?
- How many English spelling anomalies occur in native Anglo-Saxon words?
- What are the rules of the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee?
- How will understanding a little about the sources of English help me become a better speller?
- Why don't we just spell words the way they sound?
- What makes spelling correct?
- What are some rules for forming plurals?
- I always confuse the endings -able and -ible. Are there any useful tips to remember?
- How can I enter the National Spelling Bee?
- How do I know whether to double a final letter when adding a suffix?
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- Does the ability to spell indicate one's intelligence, education, or desire?
- What was the Great Vowel Shift?
- Can you help me with proper apostrophe use?
- What is the best way to check your spelling when writing on a computer?
- What ways can I use dictionaries to improve my spelling?
- How can I become a better proofreader?
- How are children taught to spell?
- If more than one spelling is given in a dictionary or more than one form of the plural, how do I choose? Should I stick with one source when I am working on a document?
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- Can you offer a hyphenation guide for compounds, combining forms, and prefixes?
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- Where can I learn about Old English spelling?
- When did Modern English spelling become fixed?
- What is spelling pronunciation? What is respelling pronunciation?
- Why are reading and spelling so different? Some people have no trouble reading but have great difficulty with spelling.
- How irregular is English spelling?
- Why is weiner a variant of wiener? Why is it weird but not weird? Isn't it i before e except after c?
- What words are most often misspelled in English?
- What tricks can I use to remember spellings? How are mnemonics used?
- Should I write "am" or "a.m." or "AM" or "A.M." (same for "pm")?
- What English words have no vowels?
- What are heteronyms?
- Should I write per cent or percent?
- How can I learn to spell correctly? What are some good spelling tips to remember?
- What, in general, are the differences between British and American spelling, and why do they exist?
- What is the rule about i before e?
- Is it a lot or alot?
- Which is it: judgement or judgment?
What is the Word For...? Where Can I Find...?
- What is a word?
- Is there such a thing as a true synonym?
- What are some tricks for mastering Scrabble?
- What is the term "bed and breakfast" in the context of darts and bingo?
- Why is it an ear of corn?
- There are lots of books with really cool old words that are no longer in standard print dictionaries. Is it all right to use them in writing and speech?
- What are the different types of abbreviation?
- Can you give me a list of ways to improve my vocabulary?
- What are the common prefixes and combining forms of English and what do they mean?
- What are the common suffixes of English and what do they mean?
- What are the genus and differentiae in a dictionary definition?
- How can I decipher the pronunciations in a dictionary? How can I figure out which syllable to stress?
- What are the 100 most commonly used words in English?
- What are cognates? Where can I find the cognates of English words?
- What percentage of English words comes from Latin? What is the percentage of English words derived from other languages?
- Where do new words come from?
- What are diacritics?
- What is a double negative?
- Is it ok to use the word Eskimo?
- Does anything rhyme with "orange?"
- How does a reverse dictionary work?
- What are the 15 reasons people use slang according to British lexicographer Eric Partridge?
- Why are some phrases defined in a dictionary, while others are not?
- What are denotation and connotation?
- What should I keep in mind when buying a dictionary?
- Why the name John Doe? Why was that name chosen over other more common names?
- What is it called when you cannot recall a word?
- What sequence of letters has the most different pronunciations?
- What are some classic oxymorons?
- What are contranyms? Can you give me some examples?
- What are the most mispronounced words?
- What are the functional aspects of the tenses?
- Is there any system for the formation of derivatives of place-names, i.e., adjectives meaning 'pertaining to' and nouns meaning 'person from'?
- Is there such a thing as Standard English anymore?
- Is it worth it to use a word processor's grammar or style checker?
- What is a gerund and what is a verbal noun?
- How should I cite a word or a word and its definition?
- What do the endings -burg, -burgh, -borough, -boro, -brough, and -bury mean?
- What is colloquial vocabulary?
- What is a dialect?
- Besides angry and hungry, is there another common English word that ends in -gry?
- What is the longest word in the dictionary?
- What word has the most definitions?
- How many words are in the English language?
- Are there any English words that have no vowels?
- Are there any words that use w as a vowel?
- What one English word ends in -mt?
- What word has three consecutive sets of double letters?
- When was the first dictionary made?
- How does a word get into the dictionary? How can I get my word into the dictionary?
- Is there any word that uses all the vowels (a, e, i, o, and u) in it?
- Where can I find a list of all words in the English language?
- How can I figure out what a Roman numeral stands for?
- What is it called when two words have the same spelling but different meanings?
- What is the name for the dot over an i or j?
- Where can I find the meaning of a word that is not in any online or printed dictionary?
- What are white foods?
- How do I make the possessive form of a noun?
- Where can I find a word if I know the meaning, like finding the specific name for a scientist who studies moss?
- How can I find the collective noun for something, like a group of penguins?
- What are the citrus fruits?
- How do I find out what a poem of a certain number of lines is called, like a poem of four lines?
- How can I find an adjective pertaining to a noun, like "ecclesiastical" for "church?"
- Where can I get a list of the different types of murder, i.e., -cide words?
- If I have a very specialized or technical term and need its definition, what are my options for finding that definition?
- Where can I get a list of the different parts of an object?
- Why isn't there a word for everything? (Or is there?)
- Can I use my dictionary to find synonyms?
- Where can I find out the meaning of the symbols in a dictionary, like the dagger (†) or parallels (||)?
- There are different labels in dictionaries, such as: status, regional, grammatical, semantic, subject, etc. How can I understand them and use them?
- What is an invented word?
- Where can I find out when National Day is or National Month is?
- Where can I find out the British equivalent for an American English word or phrase?
- Where can I get all the names for something - like God or the Devil?
- How can I find out when a word was first used?
- Are there good word trivia sites on the Internet?
- Why is there often more than one word in English for what seems to be the same or almost the same concept?
- What is the difference between "native" and "borrowed" words?
- What are morphemes and where do they come from?
- What languages are most closely related to English?
- What is the preferred second language for Americans?
- What is pulled chicken? pulled pig? pulled pork?
- How can I figure out the root of a word, like for furniture or furnishings?
- Where can I find a list of compound words?
- Is there a place where I can find example sentences for words I am looking up?
- Where can I find a huge spelling list to study with?
- What is the word for a test that indicates the types of careers you should consider?
- What are context clues?
- What words begin with the letter q not followed by the letter u?
- What is the best search engine for a poor speller?
- What words are counted as entries in a dictionary - the number of words that the publisher advertises on the book jacket?
- Can you give me a list of all of the types of nurses?
- What is the word for a quotation or citation put before each chapter of a book?
- What is the absolute last word in any dictionary?
- What does the G in G string refer to?
- What do you call a word or phrase that reads the same backward and forward?
- What do you call words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and/or spellings?
- What is the word for a contradiction in terms?
- Where can I find names of diseases?
- Where can I find a list of periods of time?
- Where can I find a good website with a lot of antonyms?
- Where can I find the words for a group of animals, such as crows, ravens, bears, moles, etc.?
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- 1.What does phonetics mean?
- 2.When should I use insure vs. ensure?
- 3.What is invented spelling?
- 4.What are the fourteen punctuation marks in English?
- 5.What are objects in English grammar?
- 6.What are the 100 most often mispronounced words in English?
- 7.What are the 100 most often misspelled words in English?
- 8.What are the five most common grammatical errors?
- 9.What's the third English word that ends in -gry?
- 10.What's the longest place name in the world?
- 11.What's the longest word in the English language?
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- 17.Is it "judgment" or "judgement"?
- 18.Are "imply" and "infer" synonyms?
- 19.What is the difference between "its" and "it's?"
- 20.What is the difference between "may" and "can?"
- 21.What is the difference between "there" and "their?"
- 22.What is onomatopoeia?
- 24.What is an eponym?
- 25.What is an acronym?
- 27.What is a thesaurus?
- 28.What is PIE?
- 29.What does the suffix -stan mean in words like "Afghanistan?"
- 30.What does 'kumbaya' in the song, "Kumbaya, my Lord" mean?
- 31.What is the difference between sit/set and lie/lay?
- 32.What is the difference between "affect" and "effect"?
- 33.Will I go to jail if I end a sentence with a preposition?
- 34.When should I say "X and I" and when "X and me?"