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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 reverse

1275–1325; (noun) Middle English revers<Old French <Latin reversus, past participle of revertere to revert (see verse); (v.) Middle English reversen<Old French reverser<Late Latin reversāre, frequentative of revertere

synonym study for reverse

1. See opposite. 15, 17. Reverse, invert agree in meaning to change into a contrary position, order, or relation. To reverse is to place or move something so that it is facing in the opposite direction from the one faced previously: to reverse from right to left; to reverse a decision. To invert is to turn upside down: to invert a stamp in printing; to invert a bowl over a plate.

OTHER WORDS FROM reverse

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reverse

converse, inverse, obverse, reverse
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British Dictionary definitions for reverse

reverse
/ (rɪˈvɜːs) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

adjective

Derived forms of reverse

reversely, adverbreverser, noun

Word Origin for reverse

C14: from Old French, from Latin reversus, from revertere to turn back
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