SPELLING, GRAMMAR, AND PUNCTUATION MISTAKES

The Most Common Spelling, Grammar And Punctuation Mistakes

Clear written communication is important for everyone, no matter what college or career path you choose. Mistakes with punctuation, spelling and grammar could lower school grades and limit career growth. Exceptional writing skills will carry you through life.

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

There’s a tendency to fill writing with needless words. this can bog a reader down in details, distracting from the message. Mastering the art of decluttering words frees you to effectively capture readers’ attention, sparking intrigue and affirming expertise in what you are writing about.

 

USE MIGHTY WORDS

abrogate: abolish by formal means

agony aunt

ambivert: balance of extrovert and introvert

athriskos: irreligious

Augean stables

bail-in: robbing depositors and bond holders

bait-and-switch scheme

bezzle: plunder

centennial

constructive noncompliance

crimson: deep purplish-red

cuntry club: feminist organization

despicable

diastolic

dirty words: shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, tits

distrust is often based on experience or reliable information, while mistrust is often a general sense of unease toward someone or something

dragees

dustbin of history

Eurosceptic

exodus and eisodus

fomo: fear of missing out

For the umpteenth time, I

fuck: fornication under the consent of the king!

genius

genitals

gibberish: nonsense talk

Gorelore

hocus-pocus: trickery

id: the same as previously given or mentioned

insalubrious: not clean or healthy

interview the president

jingoes

jingoist

kicking the can down the road

jurist: a person versed in the law, as a judge, lawyer, or scholar

kristallnacht

lullabies

maneuver

marionette

modem

muckraker

nattering nabobs of negativism

nattering neo-con nabobs of nihilism

nigger

negroes

Negroid

paraphrase: restatement giving the meaning in another form

patch writing: small changes to language that mask theft of larger ideas, often a failed attempt at paraphrasing

persona non grata

PEST analysis: Political, Economic, Social and Technological analysis

Peter Pan Syndrome

plain-vanilla

plaintiff

pomegranate juice

prostrate

protégé

quandary: a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation

ragheads

reword: to put into other words

sanctimonious: making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, righteousness, etc.: They resented his sanctimonious comments on immorality in America.

scalability: ability to adapt to increased demand

sciolist: an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge

spics

spleen

systolic

trippy: cool, amazing

trump: surpass

unique visitors: users

Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

witch-hunt

wog: nonwhite

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