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Also. ” Altar, alter. This homonym pair (sound-alike words) combines a noun and a verb. ” Alter. See altar. Although. ” Altogether. See all together. Always. See all ways. Am. ” Also see agreement, auxiliary, conjugation, number, and person. M. This abbreviation of the Latin phrase “ante meridien” means before noon. It is used to distinguish times from the two halves of the day where a twelve-hour clock or system of time notation is common. M. M. are not used, since there is no possibility of confusing one in the morning with thirteen in the afternoon.
Adjective phrases work the same way as single-word adjectives but are made up of more complex ideas expressed through combinations of more words, including, possibly, almost all other parts of speech. ” Adjectives indicate qualities that may be more or less present in the thing they modify. This property is called comparison and is treated in a separate entry; see also more, superlative, good, better, best, bad, ill, little, many, much, some, and worse. Adverb. The properties of adjectives, verbs, and other adverbs are conveyed or described by adverbs.
It is a common mistake to use adjectives to modify verbs or adverbs to modify nouns. When the qualifying word stands near a noun or verb, the mistake is fairly easy to notice. But when the modifier stands alone in the predicate of a sentence, errors are more likely. ” Some specific adjectives and adverbs that are particularly troublesome are treated in separate entries: “good” and “well,” “bad” and “badly,” “real” and “really,” and so on. ” All these words can be followed by adjectives or adverbs to make correct sentences.