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12th Aug '17 4:02:36 PM SenseiLeRoof
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* "conceded" (surrendered) vs. "conceited" (egotistical).
9th Aug '17 2:40:17 PM SenseiLeRoof
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* "get's" (not a word) vs. "gets" (obtains).


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* "let's" (contraction for "let us") vs. "lets" (allows).
5th Aug '17 3:56:33 PM SenseiLeRoof
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* "Which" should only be as a pronoun referring to objects and "who" as a pronoun referring to people i.e "The man who was here" vs "the car which was here". That said, since English inexplicably doesn't have an impersonal equivalent to "whose" it is okay to say things like "The car whose motor won't work). Additionally, "that" can safely replace either of the two words.

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* "Which" should only be as a pronoun referring to objects and "who" as a pronoun referring to people i.e people, e.g. "The man who was here" vs vs. "the car which was here". That said, since English inexplicably doesn't have an impersonal equivalent to "whose" it is okay to say things like "The car whose motor won't work). Additionally, "that" can safely replace either of the two words.
5th Aug '17 3:52:51 PM SenseiLeRoof
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* "That" should only be as a pronoun referring to objects and "who" as a pronoun referring to people i.e "The man who was here" vs "the car that was here". That said, since English inexplicably doesn't have an impersonal equivalent to "whose" it is ok to say things like "The car whose motor won't work)


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* "Which" should only be as a pronoun referring to objects and "who" as a pronoun referring to people i.e "The man who was here" vs "the car which was here". That said, since English inexplicably doesn't have an impersonal equivalent to "whose" it is okay to say things like "The car whose motor won't work). Additionally, "that" can safely replace either of the two words.
26th Jul '17 9:21:16 AM SenseiLeRoof
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* "sense" (perceive, or one method of doing such) for "since" (because, from the time of).
24th Jul '17 2:43:24 AM Trueman001
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* "viola"/"wa-la" when meaning the French word "voila" (literally, "look there", colloquially "check this out!"), which is pronounced "vwah-lah". "Wa-la" is just an spelling error, while a "viola" is a stringed instrument, the next step up in size from a violin, but not nearly as big as a cello. Also incorrect: "wallah" (Hindi, someone who is associated with a particular activity, selling or carrying something), "wallah!" (Arabic, "By Allah"), or "Walla" (half the name of [[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walla_Walla,_Washington a city in eastern Washington State]]).

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* "viola"/"wa-la" when meaning the French word "voila" (literally, "look there", colloquially "check this out!"), which is pronounced "vwah-lah". "Wa-la" is just an spelling error, while a "viola" is a stringed instrument, the next step up in size from a violin, but not nearly as big as a cello. Also incorrect: "wallah" (Hindi, someone who is associated with a particular activity, selling or carrying something), "wallah!" (Arabic, w-Allah, "By Allah"), God"), or "Walla" (half the name of [[en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walla_Walla,_Washington a city in eastern Washington State]]).
21st Jul '17 5:47:23 PM SenseiLeRoof
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* "worst" (superlative) vs. "worse" (comparative). If you see "worst than", it's wrong. If you see "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin worst then]]"...



* "Yea" for "yeah". Yea is an archaic form of yes, but it is pronounced "yay", not 'yeah'. The only times "yea" is used today is in response to a formal vote; to vote yea or nay.

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* "Yea" for "yeah". Yea is an archaic form of yes, but it is pronounced "yay", not 'yeah'. The only times time "yea" is used today is in response to a formal vote; to vote yea or nay.
20th Jul '17 6:42:16 AM GothicProphet
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* "ontime" is never, ''ever'' correct. Depending on context, it may be a mistake for "onetime" ("former") or "on time" ("punctual").
8th Jul '17 3:34:04 PM esq263
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** Also, watch out for "seise". A person who is seised of a piece of land owns that land. (Although you should probably use this only if your story involves legal land ownership and you really want to [[ShownTheirWork show your work]].

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** Also, watch out for "seise". A person who is seised of a piece of land owns that land. (Although you should probably use this only if your story involves legal land ownership and you really want to [[ShownTheirWork show your work]].)
8th Jul '17 3:33:14 PM esq263
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* A "hypothetical" question is one where you are presenting false (or supposedly false) information, and you are asking someone what if this false information were true. A "rhetorical" question is one where you do not expect an actual answer. Examples: "What would you do if X were true?" is a hypothetical question. "You aren't really going to wear that, are you?" is a rhetorical question.



* "season" (a time of year lasting about three months, generally distinguished by climate), and "seisin" (ownership of land)

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* "season" (a time of year lasting about three months, generally distinguished by climate), and "seisin" (ownership of land)land). (As with "seise", below, use seisin sparingly.)



** Also, watch out for "seise". A person who is seised of a piece of land owns that land.

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** Also, watch out for "seise". A person who is seised of a piece of land owns that land. (Although you should probably use this only if your story involves legal land ownership and you really want to [[ShownTheirWork show your work]].
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