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Incredible vs. Incredulous

Judy Vorfeld Properly used, says Chicago Manual of Style, incred­i­ble (adjec­tive) means “unbe­liev­able.” It is also used to mean “aston­ish­ing” (in a good way). Incredulous (adjec­tive) means “dis­be­liev­ing, skep­ti­cal.” American Heritage Dictionary uses, “an incred­u­lous stare.”

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When is a Principal a Principle? Or is it? By Judy Vorfeld Need help dis­cov­er­ing the dif­fer­ences between these two words? They cause a lot of con­fu­sion! Principal means first in author­ity; main par­tic­i­pant, or amount of a debt minus the inter­est. It can be a noun or an adjec­tive. Examples: He is […]

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