g vs q : Common Errors in English

About g vs q

Lower-case “q” strongly resembles lower-case “g” in many typefaces,and the two are often confused with each other and the resultingmisspelling missed in proofreading, for instance “quilt” when “guilt” isintended.

g Meaning(s)

  • (n) a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
  • (n) a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine
  • (n) one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
  • (n) the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
  • (n) a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated
  • (n) a unit of information equal to 1000 megabytes or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bytes
  • (n) a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes
  • (n) (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation
  • (n) the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet

q Meaning(s)

  • (n) the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet

g in News

  1. G-20 Urged to Treat Cyber-Attacks as Threat to Economy

    Cyber-attacks are eroding world economic growth, and the G-20 needs to set aside emotion-charged discussions to focus on the damage, a former White House official said.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

  2. G&W Electric honored by Illinois chamber

    G&W Electric of Bolingbrook was one of three companies in Illinois to win a 2013 Edie Award for Economic Development from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Development Council.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Daily Herald

  3. B&G Foods to Buy Pirate Snack Brands

    B&G Foods has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pirate Brands from the New York-based private company, Robert's American Gourmet Food for approximately $195 million in cash.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

q in News

  1. Q&A: Do Mexican Trucks Pose a Safety Issue?

    Q: Can you tell me what’s going on about Mexican trucks being allowed to operate in the U.S.?
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Journal of Commerce Online

  2. Q-C women attend state convention this weekend

    Q-C women attend state convention this weekend: The Semper Fidelis Club will represent the Quad-Cities this weekend at the convention of the Iowa Association of Colored Women's Clubs in Des Moines.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Quad-City Times

  3. Q-and-A interview with NY Giants RB Andre Brown

    Q: As a guy who’s going to get a handful of carries, does it make you want to work harder?
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Troy Record

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