Unlike a pool table, a billiards table has no pockets. What is Billiards table? Pocketless carom billiards tables are used for such games as three-cushion billiards, straight rail, balkline, artistic billiards and cushion caroms. What is Pool table? A pool table, or pocket billiards table, has six pockets – one at each corner of the […]
Bilateral, meaning two-sided, refers to two agreeing entities. The city has a bilateral agreement with the sports arena. Multilateral, meaning many-sided, refers to more than two agreeing entities. The company has a multilateral agreement with all four firms. Unilateral, meaning one-sided, refers to an entity acting alone. We have a unilateral agreement on free trade […]
Biannual, a synonym for semiannual, means twice a year. Donna and John make biannual visits to North Carolina. Biennial means once every two years. The car registration is due for its biennial renewal.
Always use between you and me. All prepositions, such as between, take pronouns in the objective case (it, her, him, me, them, us, you) not in the nominative case (he, I, it, she, they, we, you) or possessive case (her, hers, his, its, mine, my, our, ours, their, theirs, your, yours). Just between you and […]
Beside as a preposition means next to or compared to. The commissioner sat beside him at the awards dinner. Besides as a preposition means in addition to or otherwise. Besides winning the math award, Jane is on the honor roll. Who besides me likes his latest book? Besides as an adverb means moreover. Besides, Al […]
Benevolence means being inclined to do charitable acts. His benevolence to the homeless was well known. Malevolence means wishing harm to others. The malevolence of a few destroyed his political aspirations.
Benefactor refers to someone who provides a gift. The university recognizes that Jim is a long-time benefactor. Beneficiary refers to someone who receives something. Tanya was the beneficiary of several research grants.
Believe refers to a conviction or principle. He believes regular jogging is good for the heart. Feel refers to a sense or perception. We still feel the effects of the aftershock. Think refers to an opinion. She thinks her interview went exceptionally well.