320 Supple_Word_Usage

320 Supple_Word_Usage - Word Usage Supplemental List...

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Word Usage Supplemental List Adapt/Adopt Adapt: change in order to fit or be more suitable, to adjust Allusion/Illusion Allusion: a reference to something Illusion: a mistaken idea Alumnus/Alumni/ Alumnus: one male graduate Alumna/Alumnae Alumni: male graduates or group of graduates Alumna: one female graduate Alumnae: female graduates Amoral/Immoral Amoral: outside the question of morality (neither good nor bad) Immoral: behavior that is not moral And etc. Substandard And which/but which Use only when a which or who proceeds them in a sentence Substandard: The public was shocked by the council’s revelations and which the commissioner had tried to suppress. Standard: The public was shocked by the revelations which the council published and which the commissioner had tried to suppress. Anywheres/Everywheres/ Use without the “s” Nowheres Assignment/Assignation Assignment: task Assignation: act of making an assignment or a tryst or assigned meeting At Do not use after where Substandard: Where are you staying at? Authored Not a word Averse/Adverse Averse: be in opposition 1
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Adverse: unfavorable or bad Being as/Being that Substandard when used for since or because Beside/Besides Beside: by the side of Besides: in addition to Biannually/Biennially Biannually: twice a year Biennially: every other year Bring/Take Bring: meaning is to convey something to the person speaking Take: meaning is to convey something away from the person speaking E.g., When you come back, please bring your text. E.g., When you go, please take your text. Burglary/Robbery Burglary: act of entering a place with intent to steal Robbery: taking something from someone by force Can’t hardly/Can’t scarcely Double negative Can’t help but
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course MCOMM 320 taught by Professor Rockwood during the Winter '07 term at BYU.

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