RHT Commonly Confused Words

RHT Commonly Confused Words - Like and As Like-A...

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Like and As Like -A preposition -Used when the second term of a comparison is 1) a noun, 2) a pronoun, or 3) a gerund (usually ends in “ing”) 1. The house looked like a palace. 2. You frequently act like him. 3. Teasing the dogs is like asking for trouble. -Can also be modified with words such as “just”, “very much”, “not at all” The boy looks very much like his brother. As -A subordinating conjunction -Used to introduce a clause -Generally followed by a verb We purchased less food as only a few people confirmed their attendance for the party. He looks as if he just cried. Examples: 1. You look a lot (like/as) your mom. 2. Move your arms (like/ as if) you were swimming. Quote and Quotation Quote -A verb The speaker quotes the CEO in his introductory speech. Quotation -A noun Mary did not properly cite her quotations so she did not receive full credit on her paper. Examples: 1. Make a list of all of the (quotations/quotes) you plan to use. 2. Don’t (quotation/ quote) me. Kelsi McDougle
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Unformatted text preview: 5 October 2013 Then and Than Then -An adverb, related to time First we ate ice cream and then we ate our spaghetti. Than -A conjunction, used in comparisons I like the Red Sox more than I like the Yankees. Examples: 1. If you don’t have your driver’s license (then/than) you should not be driving. 2. Summer weather is much warmer (then/than) winter weather. Who Exam There, Their, Th There Examples:-An adverb, specifies place, also a placeholder 1. Who is that over (there/their/they’re)? Last I saw her she was standing over there . 2. (There/their/they’re) are more countries than continents. There are 100 attendees expected at the conference. 3. (There/their/they’re) trying to win tickets to the game. Their -A possessive pronoun 4. Jason and Susan sold (There/their/they’re) house for 1 The Smith family lost their cat yesterday. They’re -A contraction of they and are They’re going to Florida tomorrow morning....
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