Common Errors Starting with K

key

“Deceptive marketing is key to their success as a company.” “Careful folding of the egg whites is key.” This very popular sort of use of “key” as an adjective by itself to mean “crucial” sets the t...

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kick-start vs jump-start

<p>Kick start means to start the engine of a motorcycle by stepping very hard on the kick starter. It also means to provide motivation to start or restart an activity.</p><pre>A. "The thief kick st...

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kindergarden vs kindergarten

<p>Kindergarten, also known as a nursery or preschool is an educational institution for young children usually between ages 4-6.</p><pre>"I'm registering you in a kindergarten first thing Monday mo...

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knots per hour vs knots

A knot equals one nautical mile per hour, so it makes no sense to speak of “knots per hour.” Leave off “per hour” when reporting the speed of a vessel in knots.

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koala bear vs koala

A koala is not a bear. People who know their marsupials refer to them simply as “koalas.” Recent research, however, indicates that pandas are related to other bears.

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