Misused and Abused…Words That Is!

Okay so there are several words we all tend to misuse and abuse!  I feel it is my duty to stand up for these words and champion their proper usage.  After all, if I don’t make a statement who will?  Tee Hee

1.  Adverse – unfavorable                      Averse – reluctant

2.  Accept – receive                                 Except – excluded

3.  Affect – influence                              Effect – bring out

4.  Allusion – indirect reference          Illusion – false impression

5.  Capital – city or money                   Capitol – building

6.  Elicit – bring out                              Illicit – unlawful

7.  Immigrate – go into a country      Emigrate – exit a country

8.  Principle – basic truth                   Principal – head of school/sum of money

9.  Than – Comparison                       Then – time

10. There – specified place    Their – possessive pronoun   They’re – contraction for they are

11. Lie – recline or rest                       Lay – put or place

12. Set – place or set                           Sat – seated

13. Who – person                    Which – not a person           That – things or class of people

14. Supposed to:                                Keep the “D” at the end!  (Not suppose to)

15. Used to:                                         Keep the “D” at the end! (Not use to)

16. Toward:                                         No “S” at the end

17. Anyway:                                         No “S” at the end

18. Couldn’t care less                        Make sure it’s negative (not could care less)

19. Chest of Drawers                         Not Chester Drawers

20. For all intents and purposes    Not for all intensive purposes. 

 

Cheers!!!

Monique O’Connor James

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