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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of king

before 900; Middle English; Old English cyng, cyni(n)g; cognate with German König,Dutch koning,Old Norse konungr,Swedish konung,Danish konge.See kin, -ing3

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Definition for king (2 of 2)

King
[ king ]
/ kɪŋ /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for king (1 of 2)

king
/ (kɪŋ) /

noun

verb (tr)

to make (someone) a king
king it to act in a superior fashion

Derived forms of king

kinghood, nounkingless, adjectivekinglike, adjective

Word Origin for king

Old English cyning; related to Old High German kunig king, Danish konge

British Dictionary definitions for king (2 of 2)

King
/ (kɪŋ) /

noun

B.B., real name Riley B. King. born 1925, US blues singer and guitarist
Billie Jean (née Moffitt). born 1943, US tennis player: winner of twelve Grand Slam singles titles, including Wimbledon (1966–68, 1972–73, and 1975) and the US Open (1967, 1971–72, and 1974)
Martin Luther. 1929–68, US Baptist minister and civil-rights leader. He advocated nonviolence in his campaigns against the segregation of Black people in the South: assassinated: Nobel Peace Prize 1964
Stephen (Edwin). born 1947, US writer esp of horror novels; his books, many of which have been filmed, include Carrie (1974), The Shining (1977), Misery (1988), and Everything's Eventual (2002)
William Lyon Mackenzie. 1874–1950, Canadian Liberal statesman; prime minister (1921–26; 1926–30; 1935–48)
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Idioms and Phrases with king

king

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