Confusing usage words part four

  • good (adjective) effective; efficient; (adverb) well completely fully
    Evelyn has been a good physicians assistant for many years now(adjective)
    This is about as good as it gets for this group. (adverb)
    well (adverb) in a pleasing or desirable manner fittingly to a larg extent
    I felt well after the challenging mountain climb.
    Pierre fit in well with the new group of students in his new school.
    These girls are well schooled in how to stay fit.

  • fewer: (adjective used to modify plural nouns) a smaller number
    Fewer people participated in last year’s fundraiser.
    less: (adjective used to modify singular nouns) not so much; smaller in size
    or amount
    Edith felt less fear about going on that ride.

  • have: (verb) helping verb
    I could have finished the recording in two hours.
    of: (preposition) used in prepositional phrases, but not in verb phrases
    She was a woman of great dignity and service to her country.

  • imply: (verb) to suggest indirectly
    Did the speaker imply that we should be doing more to preserve the society?
    infer: (verb) to draw a conclusion from facts
    What did you infer from the speaker’s words regarding global warming?

  • it’s: (contraction of it + is or it + has)
    It’s starting to rain.
    It’s begun to drizzle.
    its: (adjective) the possessive form of it
    The colorful umbrella has lost some of its color.