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18 Cards in this Set

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Affect vs Effect
which is a noun
effect is a noun
Effect is something that is brought about by a cause. An affect is a verb because it has an effect on.
Ascent vs assent
Definition and part of speech
Both are nouns.
An assent is an agreement.
An ascent is a slope that angles upward.
All ready vs already
Defintions and which is an adverb?
Already is an adverb, and means by this time. All ready is an adjective and means everyone or everything is ready.
altar vs alter
Which is a noun and which a verb?
Altar is a noun, or a structure used to worship. Alter is to change, a verb.
bear vs bare
what part of speech and defintions?
both are verbs. Bare is to expose and Bear is to carry or support.
Capital vs Capitol
Both are what part of speech and defintions.
Both are nouns.
Capital is a leading or governing city. Capitol is the building that houses state lawmakers.
Cite vs site
Which is a verb?
Cite is a verb, meaning to use an example or quote.
Site is a noun or location.
Complement vs compliment
Which is a noun?
Both are nouns.
Complement is an element that completes. Compliment is a remark of appreciation.
Council vs counsel
Which is a noun?
Both are nouns
Council is a body of people assembled for advice. Counsel is advice.
Descent vs dissent
What part of speech is each?
Both are nouns.
Descent is a slope that angles downward. Dissent is a disagreement.
dying vs dyeing
Part of speech and definition
ceasing to live and coloring a fabric. Both are verbs
forth vs fourth
Definition and part of speech
Forth is an adverb, meaning place in time. Fourth is a noun meaning the element after the third element in a series.
principal vs principle
Part of speech and Defintion
A principal is a noun, meaning chief or leader.
A principle is a noun, meaning a belief or rule of conduct.
Stationary vs Stationery
Part of speech and definition
Stationary is an adjective, meaning not moving. Stationery is a noun that refers to paper for writing letters.
their vs they're vs there
their is an adjective that suggests belonging to them.
They're is a contraction of they are. There is an adjective or in that place.
To is a prepoposition indicating movement or intent. Two is an adjective suggesting 2 units. Too is an adverb, meaning also.
Whose is an adjective, belonging to them. Who's is an adjective or a contraction of who is.
Your is an adjective indicating belonging to you. You're is a contraction of you are.