Questions tagged [word-form]

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Is “indices” or “indexes” the plural of “index”?

I've heard both plural forms of index, indices and indexes. I usually use indices when referring to the computer science term for database index, but I'm not sure if it is correct in that context. ...
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Should I hyphenate “Thank You”

When writing in English I am often told that Thank-You is incorrect. Contradictory to this many dictionaries have it hyphenated, such as: dictionary.reference.com i.word m-w My question is ...
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Under what circumstances does an adverb not get -ly?

I learned in school that it's correct to say really good. On the internet I've also seen real good. Is this grammatically incorrect, or are there particular circumstances under which this is correct? ...