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Altogether vs. All Together

Altogether vs. All Together

Altogether means “completely,” “all things considered,” or “on the whole.” All together means “everyone together” or “everything together.” It’s often said that the whole isn’t… Read more

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Abbreviation for Continued

Abbreviation for Continued

The most commonly recommended abbreviation for “continued” is cont.. Cont’d is also a correct way to make “continued” shorter. It’s a contraction, rather than an… Read more

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Threw vs. Through

Threw vs. Through

Threw and through are pronounced the same, but they have different meanings and uses. Threw is the past tense of the verb throw. It’s the… Read more

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Toward or Towards

Toward or Towards

Toward and towards are two acceptable ways of spelling the same preposition. Toward is the preferred spelling in the United States and Canada. Towards is… Read more

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Comprise vs. Compose

Comprise vs. Compose

Comprise means “to include” or “to be composed of.” A basketball team comprises five players. Comprise is often misused for compose. It’s common for speakers… Read more

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