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Is it correct to say “funnier” or “more funny?”

Is it correct to say “funnier” or “more funny?”

Sometimes the comparative is built into the word itself, and other times it is paired with “more” or “less.” Unlike the term fun, which is a noun in and of itself and is almost always reserved for use with “more” or “less.”

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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What is the meaning of “on tap?”

What is the meaning of “on tap?”

The phrase “on tap” has migrated out from its business of origin into the general English lexicon over the course of decades. What “on tap” means at a bar is slightly different to how it is used in everyday conversation, but the essence remains.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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A unique or an unique?

A unique or an unique?

The ideal rule is that “a” should be used before words with consonant sounds at the beginning and “an” before words with vowel sounds at the beginning.

Geoffrey Mutie
Geoffrey Mutie
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The definition of a rhetorical question

The definition of a rhetorical question

A rhetorical question is a question that doesn’t expect an answer. It’s a figure of speech that usually comes as a question to emphasize a point, rather than to elicit a response.

Geoffrey Mutie
Geoffrey Mutie
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What does “Okie-Dokie” mean?

What does “Okie-Dokie” mean?

Okie-dokie is a variant of OK, which has a fascinating history all its own.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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Best Regards variations and other common email closings to use

Best Regards variations and other common email closings to use

You have created your professional email with a masterful subject and friendly greeting that’s not overly familiar or too generic. Then you come to your sign-off.

Geoffrey Mutie
Geoffrey Mutie
English
Meaning of subvert expectations

Meaning of subvert expectations

Subvert expectations mean to purposely behave or act contrary to established assumptions and beliefs to be more interesting.

Geoffrey Mutie
Geoffrey Mutie
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Meaning and plural of quiz

Meaning and plural of quiz

Many people ask whether quiz plural form is quiz or quizzes and if quizzes is a real word. Quiz is a noun that means a form of questioning, an eccentric, and a practical joke.

Geoffrey Mutie
Geoffrey Mutie
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Cecilia Gigliotti

I have extensive experience writing in a variety of genres, from literary novels to music reviews to academic articles. I appreciate the power of words.

Geoffrey Mutie

My name is Geoffrey! I am constantly looking for new ways to improve my writing skills and my interpersonal skills, which in my opinion help a person be professional.

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I have a bachelor's degree in Economics and Statistics and am currently a top-rated copywriter. I have specialized in website content, articles, show notes, blog, and social media management.