Practically the only context in which bated breath appears these days is following “with”—someone is waiting for something with bated breath, as referenced in the examples below.
As with any language, there are regular and irregular verbs, and choosing the correct verb form can be challenging.
The term is rooted in American English, given its roots in American Christian religious traditions. Each of the two variations has to do with the other but has a distinct meaning unto itself. Let’s take a closer look.
“Verklempt” is one of many Yiddish words that have found their way into the English vernacular.
So how to use “verbiage”? And is it “verbage” or “verbiage”? Let’s take a closer look at this self-referencing noun.
A coordinating conjunction is usually simply known as a conjunction. And chances are you already use them.
So what exactly is the difference? And how do you know when to use all together vs. altogether?
“Toward” is a word dating back to Old English, where it was a portmanteau of to and -weard, a suffix indicating direction. It existed thus in the developing English language for centuries.