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Journal: Spelling & Usage Tips for Slashdot Posters

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A lot - (Note: two words!)
Anyways - Not a word (would you say 'anyhows'?)
Coming - (progressive tense of to come. If you use two m's, lay off the pr0n)
Definitely
Desperate
Illegal
Loose - When used as a verb, means to release
Lose - to misplace or to fail to win.
Ridiculous
Separate
Your - possessive: my apple, your orange
You're - contraction: You Are
They're - contraction: They Are (Note: plural)
There - describes a location: put it over there
Their - possessive: it's their problem
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From the Cambridge International Dictionary of English:

tenet
noun [C]
FORMAL
one of the principles on which a belief or theory is based
It is a tenet of contemporary psychology that an individual's mental health is supported by having good social networks.

tenant
noun [C]
a person who pays rent for the use of land or a building.
The building has trouble attracting tenants willing to pay its relatively high rents.
The landlord threatened to evict the tenants if they didn't pay the rent they owed.
BRITISH The government has made it possible for council tenants to buy the houses and flats that they have been renting.

Chemist who falls in acid is absorbed in work.

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