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Afflicted _____ AFFLICTED WITH - I am afflicted with aids.
Try ___ TRY TO (not try and) - Try to finish your work quickly so that we can party.
Ask ___ ASK OF - What do you ask of life?
Different ____ Different from - This potato is different from that one.
Dispute ___ DISPUTE OVER - The men had a dispute over money
Continue ____ CONTINUE - Continue the meeting.
Equal ___ EQUAL TO - I am not equal to the task.
Partake ____ PARTAKE OF - After I eat the mousse, I will partake of the pudding.
Conform ___ CONFORM TO - The men refused to conform to the expectations of Mr. Dingdong.
In search ___ IN SEARCH OF - Barmore was in search of modulos.
Buy ____ BUY FROM - Don't buy anything from that sleazy operator.
Prohibit _____ PROHIBIT FROM - The parents do not PROHIBIT their child FROM staying up late.
Name ___ NAME - named Minister of Fun
Sympathy __ (Compassion) SYMPATHY FOR - I have sympathy for Bob.
Sympathy __ (To meant agreement, sharing of feelings) SYMPATHY WITH - I am IN SYMPATHY WITH your position.
Tend ___ TEND - Tend the campfire
Mistake ___ MISTAKE FOR - (not mistake as) 0 Don't MISTAKE me FOR a fool.
Separate ___ Separate FROM - She couldn't separate reality from fantasy.
fix - "IN REGARDS TO" In regard to , regarding
fix "irregardless" regardless
Fix "Where at" Where
Fix "as to" About
Fix "had ought" Just never put together.
Fix "in the event that" if
MILITATE VS. MITIGATE? Militate = to infleunce Mitigate - to comfort, mollify
Nauseated vs. Nauseous Nauseated is how you feel vs Nauseous causes your feeling
Tortuous vs. Torturous Tortuous (no r) means winding, twisting vs. Torturous = torture
Felicitous vs. Fortuitous Felictious = appropriate vs. Fortuituous - happening by chance
MARKED ___ MARKED BY - The policy change was marked by....
Complete Absolute Adjective - no superlatives not more complete
Superior Not more superior
Excellent Absolute Adjective
Perfect Unique Absolute Adjectives
Fewer --->>> Many (Countable things) like marshmallows
Less -->>> Much (Uncountable things/blobs) like jello I ate less jello.
Wring, I wrung, I had wrung
SWEAR I SWORE, I HAD SWORN
Shake I shook, I HAD SHAKEN
I weep I wept, I HAD WEPT
I FREEZE like a deer. FROZE, HAD FROZEN
I DIVE DIVED, I HAD DIVED
LIE LAY, HAD LAIN (lie with body)
LAY LAID, HAD LAID (An object)
Shrink Shrank/Shrunk, HAD SHRUKEN/HAD SHRUNK
Blow Blew, Blown
SUCH AS FOR EXAMPLE
LIKE PREPOSITION (COMPARSION), NEVER NEVER WITH VERBS OR CONJUCTION I ran as if I was on fire
Necessary ____ Understanding / Verbing NECESSARY FOR - It's necessary for understanding...
Understanding ___ Understanding of
Criticize them ___ _____ CRITICIZE THEM FOR BEING aloof (not criticize them of)
Fond ___ FOND OF
Admire them ____ Admire them for
Basis ____ BASIS FOR
Agreed ____ ; The decision that has just been agreed ___ by the members AGREED TO (not agreed with, but I agree with you) The decision has been agreed to
Extending from blah ___ blah Extending FROM blah TO blah
FIX As long ago as ITS RIGHT
Discriminate ____ them Discriminate AMONG them
Rejected ___ Rejected BY
Capable ___ damaging CAPABLE OF damaging
Necessary ___ find ways Necessary TO find ways
Accustomed ____ ACCUSTOMED TO writers from other cultural backgrounds
Accessible ___ Accesible TO readers
Known.... KNOWN AS
Impone penalties ____ IMPOSE PENALTIES ON hit and run drivers
Interested ___ INTERESTED IN learning
New thinking ____ NEW THINKING ABOUT symbolism
FOR + VERBING for having authored , for being
Having Been Is correct
Committed blah ____ Committed their lives TO
Engaged ____ ENGAGED IN
Fix - UNDER WHICH It's correct UNDER WHICH IS RIGHT
Responsible ___ RESPONSIBLE FOR
More Likely / Likelier Both are right
Available ____ Available TO
Amount (Give Examples) Wheat, Water, Land, Noise, Sleep
Owing To Owing to can start a sentence; DUE TO can not
Hanged Refers to nooses/execution only; otherwise, use hung
Appraise vs. Apprise Apprise = advise
Fix "a lot" and "lots of" very much and many
When do you avoid "around"? With time, distance, quantity; NOT It's around 10 dollars. USE ABOUT
Fix "both alike" Alike
Each other vs. one another Each other refers to 2 people
What's the issue with "else"? Don't use "else" with anyone or no one. So, Don't sit under the tree with ANYONE but me. not anyone else
Flunk vs. Fail Don't use Flunk
What's wrong iwth "free gift"? Redundant
Graduate ___ GRADUATE FROM
What's wrong with "themself?" ITS THEMSELVES
"Is when/Is where" Never use in a definition.
What is used instead of "like" and "maybe" to make estimates? Approximately, perhaps, about (NOT There were like twenty cars." There were about 20 cars.
What's wrong iwth more preferable? It should be preferable. PREFERABLE never IS SUPERLATVE
What's wrong with "use to" ? Brian use to arrive late to class. ITS USED TO. Brian used to arrive late to classs.
Redolent 1) Aromatic 2) Suggestive of, reminds you of
convivial social, merry, festive
insular related to an island; isolated
histrionic related to actors; overacting, melodramatic
viscous sticky, not flowing
compendious** succinct
litigious engaged in lawsuits
As when can be right (blank)
grateful___ grateful for
arise, arose, have __ have arisen
discourage you ___ discourage you from
appraisal ____ appraisal of
identify ___ identify by
wistful wishful yearning, sad
culminate ____ culminate in
known ____ known for
"than compared to" is WRONG and WORDY Than Compared to ==> Than
frustrated ___ frustrated BY
"may be" is singular and/or plural verb phrase. They may be. She may be. (blank)
invaluable ___ invaluable TO
voted ___ voted against
worried ___ worried ABOUT
involved __ involved IN
cities + in which is fine [where not necessary] (blank)
Take into account is right (blank)
a bike is ___ [form of to ride] a bike IS RIDDEN
condemn ___ condemn AS
impress ___ impressed with
information ___ topics information ON topics
populate ___ populate BY
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