Daily Prompt: Dictionary Shmictioanary

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Time to confess: tell us about a time when you used a word whose meaning you didn’t actually know( or were very wrong about it, in retrospect).

I have noticed even the most educated people have used these words inaccurately, e.g , (to, too, two) (lose, loose,) and (there, their and they’re).

Even though the above words do not seem difficult, yet they are used incorrectly. One example is :it looses its value.

In the above sentence looses is incorrect, it should have been loses. I think if we think about the pronunciation of these words we’d be able to use them correctly.

Loses has a z sound whereas loose has an s sound.

I try to use simple words when I write my posts.

……………………………… 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Dictionary Shmictioanary

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this post with us. I like it. I like language and the various subtle points of word-usage like you describe here.

    All good wishes,

    robert

  2. Great examples. I have had to correct “loosing” from my friends when they use that word to refer to their team’s score not exceeding the opponent’s team’s score.

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