CONGRATULATIONS TO MY BLOG
I am happy to report that this is post number 700.
I would like to thank all my contributors who provided such wonderful examples of language misuse and abuse. You have my heartfelt thanks and have provided me with the continuing impetus to keep going, which I have the fullest intention of doing. Keep up the bad work; you are making my days.
And congratulations to all, especially the professionals, who have learned to be less careless and more observant in using correct language.
Thank you all.
SOME FAVOURITE NO-NOs
Read the following and resolve never to use any of them for any reason.
Offer a correct alternative for each.
"I should of went to the game yesterday."
"I seen her when she was trying to get away."
"Where did you get that at?"
"The girl went missing last week and hasn't been seen since."
"The girl got her purse stolen yesterday."
Explain the difference in meaning between "perpetrate" and "perpetuate".
What part of speech is each word?
Use each word in a sentence.
The word for today is "longevity".
What part of speech is "longevity"?
Define "longevity" and use it in a sentence.