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    i have a new word

    my name is joseph now and i am from iowa. i am doing a project and mine is to come up with a new word. i did, and i was wondering if you could tell me(if you know any)sites that tell about how to use a word correctly in any form an the english language. if you have an answer, please e mail me at [email deleted]
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    Joseph Noe

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    Hi Joseph,

    I have deleted your email as publishing email addresses of forums can attract spammers and the like. If you register with the forum, we will be able to contact you safely, and you will get all the benefits of full access to this forum.

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    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    This place will give you up to 40 examples of a word in real use, taken from written and spoken texts-
    http://titania.cobuild.collins.co.uk/form.html#democonc
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    Inventing a word

    If you are the inventor of a word then it is up to you to decide how to use it. There is no precedent for how to use it "correctly". The inventor of the word decides that. Whether the word will "catch on" or not is another matter.

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    Re: i have a new word

    Quote Originally Posted by josephnoe
    my name is joseph now and i am from iowa. i am doing a project and mine is to come up with a new word. i did, and i was wondering if you could tell me(if you know any)sites that tell about how to use a word correctly in any form an the english language. if you have an answer, please e mail me at [email deleted]
    thankyou,
    Joseph Noe
    Consider this: Is it a noun? Is it a verb? Is it an adjective?

    Are there variations of it that will allow it to be more than one of those?

    For example: happy-adjective, happily-adverb, happiness-noun

    You should write a definition first. After that, you can decide its proper usage. If the word really "catches on", other people might decide on its usage for you. Start with a definition.

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