Posts Tagged With: Proper Word Usage
… Ellipsis, not to be confused with ellipse…which is what I’ve always called it. What is the use of these three little dots. I admit to using them willy-nilly, and without my thought, letting them walk through my writing like a trios of ants separated from the colony. One day I asked myself, what is … Continue reading
Infect, Affect, Effect Affect: To act or impress upon. This is a verb. Example: How does the rainy weather affect your mood? Infect: Affects the condition or situation. Example: Affected with a disease or an infectious giggle. Effect: The cause or result of an action. This is a noun. Example: Side effects of a medication, … Continue reading
Affluence, Influence or Effluence Do you know the difference? Affluence: Denotes Money, wealth, prestige, abundance. Influence: Bring pressure to bear, to affect change. Effluence: Deals with the movement of fluid dynamics. The process of the flow.
What’s the difference? Everyday: denotes the ordinary, the average. My everyday clothes vs special occasion outfit. Every Day: Means every single day. As in ” this happens every single day”- a regular daily occurrence-” I read the newspaper every day. It’s easier to remember the difference if you say it Everyday (one word) vs Every … Continue reading