September 7 2016

Rules Of Grammar: Amend vs. Emend

Rules Of Grammar LogoAmend is defined as follows: “(1) To change some of the words and often the meaning of a law, document, etc. (2) To change and improve something, such as a mistake or bad situation.”

Emend is defined as follows: “To correct errors in something written.”

Machine Briefs:

OPTION #1: amend= MAEND
OPTION #2: amend= A/MEND
OPTION #3: amend= A/M*END

OPTION #1: emend= AOE/MEND
OPTION #2: emend= AOE/M*END

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July 11 2016

Rules Of Grammar: Discreet vs Discrete

Rules Of Grammar LogoDiscreet is defined as follows in the Webster Dictionary: “(1) Not likely to be seen or noticed by many people. (2) Having or showing discernment or good judgment in conduct and especially in speech. (3) Unpretentious, modest. (4) Unobtrusive, unnoticeable.

Discrete is defined as follows in the Webster Dictionary: “(1) Separate and different from each other. (2) Constituting a separate entity. (3) Consisting of distinct or unconnected elements; noncontinuous. (4) Taking on or having a finite or countably infinite number of values.

Machine Briefs:

OPTION #1: discreet: SDRAOET
OPTION #2: discreet: DIS/KRAOET
OPTION #3: discreet: DIZ/KRAOET

OPTION #1: discrete: DIS/KRA*OET
OPTION #2: discrete: DIZ/KRA*OET

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June 29 2016

Rules Of Grammar: Auger vs. Augur

Rules Of Grammar LogoAn auger is a tool that has a bit in the shape of a helix. This tool is used to bore holes in wood.

An augur is a soothsayer; a person who foretells events by omens. It is also a word used todecribe an official diviner of ancient Rome.

Machine Briefs:

OPTION #1: auger= AURG
OPTION #2: auger= AU/G*ER
OPTION #3: auger= AUG/*ER

OPTION #1: augur= A*URG
OPTION #2: auger= AU/G*UR
OPTION #3: auger= AUG/*UR

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March 17 2016

Rules Of Grammar: Paul vs. Pall vs. Pawl

Rules Of Grammar LogoOf course, there is the name Paul. Then there is pawl and pall.

Pall has the following definitions: “(1) A cover for a coffin, bier, or tomb, often made of black, purple, or white velvet. (2) A coffin. (3) A covering that darkens or obscures. (4) A gloomy effect or atmosphere. (5) To become insipid, boring, or wearisome.”

A pawl is “a pivoted tongue or sliding bolt on one part of a machine that is adapted to fall into notches or interdental spaces on another part so as to permit motion in only one direction.”

Machine Briefs:

Paul= PA*UL/PA*UL
pall= PAUL
pawl= PA*UL

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February 10 2016

Rules Of Grammar: Flair vs. Flare

Rules Of Grammar LogoFlair is defined as follows: “(1) A natural ability to do something. (2) An unusual and appealing quality or style.”

Flare is defined as follows: “(1) A light that shines brightly and briefly. (2) A very bright light that is used to give a signal, to light something, or to attract attention. Also, a device that produces such a light. (3) A sudden expression of anger.”

Machine Briefs:

flair= FLAIR
flare= FLAER

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