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Grammar and Usage Lesson # 55 CCSS.ELA–LITERACY.L. 1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Non-standard English Commonly Misused Words. Following are commonly misused words:

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Grammar and Usage Lesson #55

CCSS.ELA–LITERACY.L. 1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Non-standard English Commonly Misused Words

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Following are commonly misused words:

  • Fartherrefers to a physical distance. Example: How much farther is the next restaurant? Further refers to a degree or more time. Example: Further your knowledge by reading.
  • Besidemeans “next to” or “furthermore.”
  • Examples: She sits beside me. I am tired, beside I am sick. Besides means “except” Example: No one is having fun besides them.
  • Lessdeals with an amount, but can’t be counted. Example: I want less food. Fewer deals with an amount you can count. Example: I want fewer apples, not more.
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Disinterested describes a person who is neutral, fair, and impartial. Example: The disinterested referee made the call. Uninterested describes a person who is not interested. Example: The uninterested girl paid no attention to the flirtatious boy.

  • Allowedmeans permitted. Example: Parking is allowed on this street.Aloud means heard by others. Example: He spoke aloud to the class.
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Practice

I’m really disinterested about the season. I am watching less games than ever. Plus, the stadium is further than I want to go and tailgating isn’t aloud. And I have to sit beside a stranger.

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Practice

I’m really disinterested about the season. I am watching less games than ever. Plus, the stadium is further than I want to go and tailgating isn’t aloud. And I have to sit beside a stranger.

Practice Answers

I’m really disinterested about the season. I am watching fewer games than ever. Plus, the stadium is farther than I want to go and tailgating isn’t allowed. And I have to sit beside a stranger.