Markets and Merchants

Market and attendant words, deriving from the Latin verb mercari, meaning “trade,” are listed and defined in this post. Market, […]

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Be a Ruthless Editor

Hard rules are a good thing for writers sometimes. The sonnet is one of the strictest forms of poetry, but […]

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Phrasal Verbs and Phrasal Nouns

A phrasal verb is a verb consisting of two or more words—a verb and (usually) a preposition or a particle—that, […]

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A Guide to Terminal Punctuation

This post outlines the functions of punctuation marks employed at the end of a sentence: the period, the exclamation point, […]

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Sense and Sensibility

This post lists and defines words derived from the Latin verb sentire, meaning “feel” or “perceive.” The direct descendant of […]

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A Guide to Nouns

A noun was traditionally described as “a person, place, or thing,” but some definitions further specify what can constitute a […]

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