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Grammar Bomb: insight VS incite

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“insight” | noun | [THINK: deep understanding]

“incite” | verb | [THINK: stir up to violence]

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Grammar Bomb: suffrage VS suffer

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“suffrage” | noun | [THINK: right to vote]

“suffer” | verb | [THINK: subjected to something bad]

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Grammar Bomb: sleight of hand VS slide of hand

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“sleight of hand” | phrase | [THINK: skillful deception]

“slide of hand” | not used | [THINK: moving hand on surface]

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Grammar Bomb: take for granted VS take for granite

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“take for granted” | phrase | [THINK: fail to appreciate]

“take for granite” | not used | [THINK: mistake for rock]

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Grammar Bomb: not famous VS infamous

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“not famous” | adj | [THINK: NOT known]

“infamous” | adj | [THINK: WELL known for BAD]

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Grammar Bomb: APART vs A PART

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“Stand apart from the pack,

and be a part of something greater.”

 

apart {adv} [THINK: separated by distance]
a part {noun} [THINK: a piece or segment of something]

 

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Grammar Bomb: A LOT vs ALLOT

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“He would allot ten dollars a week for his son’s allowance;

even though it wasn’t a lot, his son was thankful.”

a lot {pronoun & adv} [THINK: a large number or amount; a great deal; much]
allot {verb} [THINK: give or apportion something]

 

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Grammar Bomb: AIRS vs HEIRS

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“The two heirs sauntered into the room;

they put on airs, bossing their classmates around.”

 

airs {noun} [THINK: an annoyingly affected manner]
heirs {noun} [THINK: a person legally entitled to property or rank at another’s death]

 

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Grammar Bomb: ALLUDE vs ELUDE

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Grammar Bomb40.011_Allude vs Elude

 

“The oral exam question alluded

to a poem written by Poe;

the girl hadn’t studied, and tried to elude

the teacher’s probing questions.”

 

allude {verb} [THINK: suggest or call attention to indirectly]
elude {verb} [THINK: evade or escape from]

 

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Grammar Bomb: FOUL vs FOWL

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“The foul ball landed amidst

the seagulls and other fowl.”

 

foul {adj, adv, noun, & verb}
[THINK: offensive to the senses; unfair or invalid play]
fowl {noun} [THINK: a bird]

 

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