Try to determine the definition from the context first.

And, incidentally, a is one of two or more words spelled alike but different in meaning or derivation or pronunciation (asthe of a ship, a and arrow).

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Competence."ability to fill the auditorium to its .

The important distinction, then, is that words like the verb obJECT and the noun OBject are homographs but not homonyms — because they're not pronounced alike.

She will funds according to need.

Because both abbreviations are almost invariably introductory modifiers, they are often followed by a comma, but some authorities say not to use the comma.

[AIDS, the acronym for Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome, is spelled in all caps.]
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I cannot be aggravated, but my injury can be.]

The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) supports Maine's older and disabled adults by providing Adult Protective, Brain Injury, Other Related Conditions, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Long Term Care, and Aging and Community services to the people of Maine.

( [one word] is an adverb that can modify a verb.)

(Should not be confused with "betray" or "evince." To "belie" something is not to reveal it as true but to show the apparent truth of something as being false.)

[This distinction is not as important as some people think.

OADS coordinates the programs and benefits to assure they operate consistent with the state and federal policies and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services' goals.