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Nesbitt College: Words You Might Be Misusing - Grammar / Usage Tip of the Week

 http://staffweb.wilkes.edu/barbara.nanstiel/public_html/Tip_of_the_Week.pdf

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Inigo Montoya in THE PRINCES BRIDE

 Let me begin by agreeing that English is a living, changing language. As we have shown elsewhere in these Tips, rules are constantly shifting and definitions can also change. However, using a word to mean what we want it to mean may sometimes result in less clarity or even leave a vacancy when we no longer have any single word that has a particular meaning. Even when an idea or practice becomes accepted, it’s not always beneficial!

 

Published On: 4/30/2013
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