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Peaceful vs Peaceable

Judy Vorfeld PEACEABLE to avoid strife … pro­mote calm. PEACEFUL means serene, tran­quil. Example: the entire facil­ity was designed to pro­vide ten­ants with peace­ful sur­round­ings. It sat in the mid­dle of rolling hills, far away from the hus­tle and bus­tle of the near­est town. Both words are adjec­tives, so […]

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Quotations in American English-British English

Judy Vorfeld In American English, we end a quo­ta­tion with punc­tu­a­tion INSIDE the quo­ta­tion marks. “Like this.” And we use dou­ble quo­ta­tion marks. And if you use quo­ta­tion marks in the mid­dle of a sen­tence around a word or phrase, always use dou­ble quo­ta­tion marks. In British English, quo­ta­tion marks are […]

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Seasonal vs Seasonable

Judy Vorfeld SEASONAL means depen­dent on/related to a sea­son. Happening, needed, nor­mal for a par­tic­u­lar time of the year. This could be a sea­son of the year, or sea­sonal employ­ment, a sports sea­son (foot­ball, bas­ket­ball, etc.), or sea­sonal affec­tive dis­or­der. The list goes on. SEASONABLE means usual for or appro­pri­ate to a particular […]

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Prone vs. Supine

These two words are often used by authors, and if you’re won­der­ing about the dif­fer­ences, here’s the short ver­sion: PRONE:  recumbent/lying face-down, fr/Latin pro-nus, lean­ing for­ward (think ther­a­peu­tic mas­sage) SUPINE: recumbent/lying on one’s back (think “supine/spine”)

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