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Absence of Other and Else
Absolutely/Exactly
Ad Nauseum/Ad Nauseam
Affect/Effect
Alumnus/Alumni
Come See/Come Try/Come Go
Compliment/Complement
Could (Couldn’t) Care Less
Dangling Participles
Data Is/Data Are
Did You Know?/Do You Know?
Different Tan/Different From
Each and Every
Each Other/One Another
Eager/Anxious
Eating Healthy/Healthily/Healthfully
E.g. and I.e
Either Side/Both Sides
Emphasizing Prepositions
Errors in Sports
Further/Farther & Fewer/Less
Gel/Gelatin/Jell/Jelly
Go Cubs/Go, Cubs (To Comma or Not to Comma?)
Good/Well
Harking Back/Hearkening Back
Has Been/Have Been
Having Said Tat/Tat Being Said
Highest of Any/Highest of All
Historic/Historical
Homing in/Honing In
However
I Would Like to/I Want To
If I Was/If I Were
Insure/Ensure
Inter/Intern
Iterate/Reiterate
It’s Me/It’s I
Just Deserts/Just Desserts
Kind/Kinds & Type/Types
Kind of a/A Half of a
Lead/Led
Lie/Lay
Like/As
Long “a”/Short “a”
Mantle/Mantel
Many, Many & Very, Very
May/Might
Me/My
Mismatches with Antecedents
My Own Personal . .
Myself Included/How’s Yourself?
Nuclear/Nucular & Cavalry/Calvary
Older Tan Her/Older Tan She
On a ___ Basis
Peaked/Peeked/Piqued
Pejorative Use of “Shrink”
People’s/Peoples’
Poem/“Pome”
Principal/Principle
Prominent (Mis)pronunciations
Proper Punctuation
Prophecy/Prophesy
Reason Why/Reason Is Because
Restore Back/Refer Back/Track Back
Sherbet/Sherbert/Sorbet
Sit/Set
Sit or Stand Quietly/Quiet
Try and/Try to & Be Sure and/ Be Sure To
2000 and 10/ 20-10
Unique/Uniquer
Unnecessary “As”-es
Vice Versa/Vi-ce Versa
Vise/Vice
Wait on/Wait For
Ways in Which
Whence/Tence
Whether/Whether or Not
Which/Tis
Who/Tat
Who/Whom
Wordiness
Wreaking Havoc (WRECKing or REEKing?)
You Know/I Mean/Whatever
Afterword
A Supplement for Students
Appendix 1
Common Misspellings
More Redundancies
Wrong Words Used
Two or More Words Confused
Mispronunciations
Special Cases
Appendix 2
P. 1
A Lighthearted Book of Common Errors

A Lighthearted Book of Common Errors

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Leading magazines and newspapers; seminary journals; Congress members and Presidents; prominent historians, authors, journalists, newscasters, and talk-show hosts –all have made language blunders that found their way into A Lighthearted Book of Common Errors. These aren’t just typos or temporary lapses. They occur repeatedly and without apology! And now the most egregious slip-ups are gathered into a single place. Here’s a great opportunity to seize the moment and upgrade your knowledge of English. Then you’ll be better able to recognize common errors and correct them in your own speech and writing. It’s a mini-education in a most delightful format: humorous settings that couch mistakes in unforgettable ways and challenge your wit, a la Dr. Seuss. Who wouldn’t want to invest a few dollars and a few hours in such a pleasurable way as relaxing with this entertaining and instructive volume? Discover why “the reason why” and “the reason is because” are redundancies. Learn how dangling participles can get you “hung up” in illogical sentences. And dare to confront other words and phrases that are misspelled, mispronounced, and misused. It’s a snarky lark with a stark bark that will mark you as a word shark and help you avoid the dark!
Leading magazines and newspapers; seminary journals; Congress members and Presidents; prominent historians, authors, journalists, newscasters, and talk-show hosts –all have made language blunders that found their way into A Lighthearted Book of Common Errors. These aren’t just typos or temporary lapses. They occur repeatedly and without apology! And now the most egregious slip-ups are gathered into a single place. Here’s a great opportunity to seize the moment and upgrade your knowledge of English. Then you’ll be better able to recognize common errors and correct them in your own speech and writing. It’s a mini-education in a most delightful format: humorous settings that couch mistakes in unforgettable ways and challenge your wit, a la Dr. Seuss. Who wouldn’t want to invest a few dollars and a few hours in such a pleasurable way as relaxing with this entertaining and instructive volume? Discover why “the reason why” and “the reason is because” are redundancies. Learn how dangling participles can get you “hung up” in illogical sentences. And dare to confront other words and phrases that are misspelled, mispronounced, and misused. It’s a snarky lark with a stark bark that will mark you as a word shark and help you avoid the dark!

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