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Forty or Fourty?

Forty or Fourty?

Fourty is a very common misspelling, but it’s still a misspelling. The correct spelling of this number is always forty. For is as a preposition…

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How Do You Spell Donut?

How Do You Spell Donut?

Donut is an alternate spelling of doughnut. Some dictionaries point out that donut is rarely used outside the United States. All of them recognize doughnut…

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Opossum vs. Possum

Opossum vs. Possum

Here’s a tip: Opossums and possums are different animals. Opossums live in North America, while possums live in Australia and other countries. Both animals are…

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Advisor vs. Adviser

Advisor vs. Adviser

Adviser is a person who gives advice. An advisor does the same thing—the only difference is in the spelling. Adviser is the older and the…

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Is Irregardless a Word?

Is Irregardless a Word?

Irregardless means the same thing as “regardless.” Yes, it’s a word. But major dictionaries label it nonstandard. Language is a living thing. No matter how…

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