Finding the right words - 05/14/14
In this business, most of us are sticklers for grammar. We love words. We love having fun with words.
I was reading a report that Time and Inc.com put out talking about the most commonly misused words. These are words that, if used the wrong way in a resume or presentation, can really ruin your day.
Here are some of the words hilighted in the report:
insure vs ensure
farther vs further
illicit vs elicit
whose vs who's
Then of course: they're, their, there. How about these misused phrases:
"all intensive purposes"
"whether or not"
In the big scheme of things, these aren't important but they're like fingernails on a chalkboard for me. :)