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Practical English Grammar

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Confusing usage words part three


16 discover: verb to be the first to find
The scientist discovered this element years ago.
invent: (verb) to think out and produce
Who will invent a better way to stop people from texting while
driving?
17 disinterested: (adjective) not biased or prejudiced; showing no
favoritism
We all want a disinterested judge to work in our judicial system.
uninterested: (adjective) not interested
Gracie is uninterested in that particular field of mathematics.
18emigrate from: (verb) to leave one country to go live in another
The Greek family emigrated from their homeland and settled in
Astoria, New York.
immigrate to: (verb) to come to a new country or area
These Irish brothers immigrated to Manhattan and established themselves
there in a short time.
19explicit: fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated
The troop leader gave us explicit directions on what to expect
during the trip.
implicit: implied, rather than expressly stated
Our dadís facial expressions implicitly told us that we should not
behave in the same manner again.
20famous: (adjective) well known; having fame; renowned
She became a famous singer whose name was known around
the world.
notorious: (adjective) well known; publicly discussed; widely, but unfavorably,
known
The notorious bank robber had spread fear throughout the city.

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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 adjective
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16. The nominative case
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17. The possessive case
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18. the gerund and gerund phrase
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19. the adjective clause
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20. Second Capitalization List
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21. types of sentences by purpose
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22. the interjection
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23. introducing phrases
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24. types of nouns
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25. Confusing usage words part three
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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 appositive
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36. the adverb clause
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37. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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38. Active and passive voices
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39. Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
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40. complete and simple subjects
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41. the indirect object
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42. the adjective phrase
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43. the verb
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44. sentences fragments and run on sentences
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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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