dead men tell no tales...

...and drink no wine, and are therefore no good at parties

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Common Errors in English Usage

I am such a nerd. I could read this entire site. Some of these are particularly painful for me... for example, the use of incorrect prepositions... as described here:
One of the clearest indications that a person reads little and doesn't hear much formal English is a failure to use the right preposition in a common expression. You aren't ignorant to a fact; you're ignorant of it. Things don't happen on accident, but by accident (though they do happen "on purpose" ). There are no simple rules governing preposition usage: you just have to immerse yourself in good English in order to write it naturally.

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