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Practical English Grammar

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Confusing usage words part three


11 can (verb) to know how to to be able to
I think that I can climb that fence with little effort.
may (verb) to be allowed to
May I help you with those heavy bundles?
12cent: (noun) one penny 1/100 of a dollar
Lou found one cent under the couch.
scent: (noun) a smell odor (verb) to smell to perceive with the nose
Do you smell the scent of raccoon? (noun)
I scent a raccoon around here. (verb)
13cite: (verb) to quote
A respected attorney will often cite several cases in her argument.
site: (noun) piece of land; location
Our favorite restaurant chain plans to build a new establishment on
this site.
14continual: (adjective) happening over and over again
The continual good behavior of the class members earned them free
time each Friday.
continuous: (adjective) happening without interruption
The continuous noise of the hammers and saws disturbed the workshop
participants.
15doesnít: (contraction for does + not) does not
Steven doesnít think that we will need three umbrellas for the
beach today.
donít: (contraction for do + not; considered substandard usage) do not
or does not
We donít know what the future will bring.

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Practical English Grammar - Notes
1. compound subjects part two
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2. Quotation Marks Part Three
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3. Italics Hyphens and Brackets
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4. the object of the preposition
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5. the participle and participial phrase
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6. what good writers do
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7. complete and simple predicates
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8. the adverb
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9. introducing clauses
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10. the noun clause
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11. compound subject and compound predicate
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12. the direct object
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13. the verb phrase
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14. the pronoun
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15. The nominative case
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16. The possessive case
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17. the gerund and gerund phrase
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18. the adjective clause
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19. Second Capitalization List
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20. the interjection
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21. introducing phrases
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22. types of nouns
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23. the adjective
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24. Confusing usage words part three
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25. types of sentences by purpose
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26. The coordinating conjunction
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27. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
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28. the noun adjective pronoun question
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29. Confusing usage words part one
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30. Confusing usage words part six
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31. More subject verb agreement situations
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32. the preposition
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33. the correlative conjunction
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34. the adverb phrase
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35. the adverb clause
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36. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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37. Active and passive voices
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38. Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
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39. complete and simple subjects
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40. the indirect object
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41. the adjective phrase
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42. the verb
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43. sentences fragments and run on sentences
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44. the appositive
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45. Confusing usage words part eight
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46. Sound alike words part one
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47. Sound a like words Part Two
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48. Commas Part Two
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49. Commas Part Five
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50. the noun
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