Monday, December 08, 2008

The next time you are Grammarian...

Brian Clark over at has an excellent blog post titled, "The Inigo Montoya Guide to 27 Commonly Misused Words".

Here is a brief excerpt...
It may be inconceivable for you to misuse a word, but a quick look around the web reveals plenty of people doing it. And it’s all too easy when we hear or see others use words incorrectly and parrot them without knowing it’s wrong.

We know by now that great copy and content often purposefully breaks the rules of grammar. It’s only when you break the rules by
mistake that you look dumb.

So let’s take a look at 27 commonly misused words. Some
are common mistakes that can cost you when trying to keep a reader’s attention. Others are more obscure and just interesting to know.

Adverse / Averse
Adverse means unfavorable. Averse means reluctant.

The next time you are the Grammarian at your club's meeting... think about whether or not speakers are using these commonly misused words correctly or incorrectly !

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