Grammar and usage

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  • Spell
  • now
  • most
  • soon
  • Despite / although
  • Arrest / detain
  • consider
  • By /toward
  • if
  • most
  • many
  • now
  • at
  • Appeared / came
  • if
  • received
  • Fled / escaped
  • Like. similar
  • signed
  • acted
  • enough
  • Near
  • during
  • Enemy or foe
  • opening
  • driknk
  • aware
  • hide
  • dead
  • leave
  • try
  • show
  • drink
  • ask
  • question
  • read
  • doctor
  • people
  • own
  • home
  • enough
  • End stop
  • Grammar and usage

    1. 1. Grammar and usage<br />
    2. 2. Pet peeves and problems:Spelling<br />Judgment (no E)<br />Accommodate (two Cs, two Ms, two Os)<br />Separate (that’s an A in the middle) <br />Embarrass (two Rs, two Ss)<br />Restaurateur (no N)<br />Busing (bussing – with SS -- is kissing)<br />
    3. 3. Pet peeves and problems: Usage<br />Irregardless<br />Goes without saying & Needless to say<br />As everyone already knows<br />Should of<br />Very unique, completely unique, totally unique<br />Literally<br />Exclamation points!!!!!<br />
    4. 4. Affect vs. effect<br />Affect is a verb. Effect is a noun.<br />Failing your AP test will (affect or effect) your grade.<br />The (affect or effect) on your writing will be more serious.<br />
    5. 5. Common mistakes:Spellcheck won’t save you<br />It’s and its<br />There, they’re and their<br />Than and then<br />Your and you’re<br />Who’s and whose<br />Lose, loose<br />Desert, dessert<br />
    6. 6. Winston Churchill famously wrote<br />"Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all." <br />
    7. 7. Simplify:<br />At the present<br />
    8. 8. Simplify:<br />In the majority of cases<br />
    9. 9. Simplify:<br />In the near future<br />
    10. 10. Simplify:<br />In spite of the fact<br />
    11. 11. Simplify:<br />Take into custody<br />
    12. 12. Simplify:<br />Give consideration to<br />
    13. 13. Simplify:<br />In the direction of<br />
    14. 14. Simplify:<br />In the event of<br />
    15. 15. Simplify:<br />A large proportion of<br />
    16. 16. Simplify:<br />A considerable number<br />
    17. 17. Simplify:<br />At the present time<br />
    18. 18. Simplify:<br />At the intersection of Federal and Broward<br />
    19. 19. Simplify:<br />Put in an appearance<br />
    20. 20. Simplify:<br />In the event of<br />
    21. 21. Simplify:<br />Was the recipient of<br />
    22. 22. Simplify:<br />Made his escape<br />
    23. 23. Simplify:<br />Along the lines of…<br />
    24. 24. Simplify:<br />Affixed his signature<br />
    25. 25. Simplify:<br />Took action<br />
    26. 26. Simplify:<br />A sufficient number<br />
    27. 27. Simplify:<br />In the immediate vicinity<br />
    28. 28. Simplify:<br />During the period<br />
    29. 29. Simplify:<br />antagonist<br />
    30. 30. Simplify:<br />aperture<br />
    31. 31. Simplify:<br />beverage<br />
    32. 32. Simplify:<br />cognizant<br />
    33. 33. Simplify:<br />conceal<br />
    34. 34. Simplify:<br />deceased<br />
    35. 35. Simplify:<br />depart<br />
    36. 36. Simplify:<br />endeavor<br />
    37. 37. Simplify:<br />exhibit<br />
    38. 38. Simplify:<br />imbibe<br />
    39. 39. Simplify:<br />inquire<br />
    40. 40. Simplify:<br />interrogate<br />
    41. 41. Simplify:<br />peruse<br />
    42. 42. Simplify:<br />physician<br />
    43. 43. Simplify:<br />populace<br />
    44. 44. Simplify:<br />possess<br />
    45. 45. Simplify:<br />residence<br />
    46. 46. Simplify:<br />sufficient<br />
    47. 47. Simplify:<br />terminate<br />

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