Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Proper definition

There are many words in the English language that are commonly misused. Always check the exact definition and spelling to be sure you are using it properly in a sentence.

The Chicago Manual of Style lists numerous troublesome words, such as-

affect - effect
adverse - averse
already - all ready
altar - alter
avenge - revenge


Mike Douglas said...

Even though the difference is not a difficult thing to grasp, I always have to think twice about affect - effect.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

They list many words that confuse me! For many the difference is subtle, too, such as same meaning but one applies to a person and the other a thing.

Nothing makes one feel dumber than reading The Chicago Manual of Style, too!