In a previous article, I discussed to, too, and two; there, their and they’re; and the difference between affect and effect. Here I will discuss other, just as common, English mistakes that can be easily caught when you are self-editing your work. If you catch these errors, your work will be cleaner, correctly reflecting your professionalism and will help form a good first impression on your readers.
quotes in latin Many of us have already the experience of opening a website whose language is different from ours. I have opened websites in French, Spanish, and Russian without my knowing ahead of time that those were the languages in those websites. I thought they were all in English.
Remember he would say, the Chaucer English was only 200 years ago and the new modern English we were learning was very new and still not being used a great deal outside of London. There were no formal books to collect and define the words so it was very easy to make up words that were needed to complete a sentence.
Who has a bad father? Well, almost everybody, if bad means not perfect. Many people actually have bad fathers. Bad, bad fathers. My own father was a wonderful man, but without many philosophical or mystic leanings, much less literary. Humor? Oh yeah, he had that, being the world’s greatest pull-my-finger guy of all time. He for sure was a good father, but he didn’t talk much. And words are kind of my thing. And weird stuff, which definitely was not in Dad’s line.
latin language In an allusion to that raucous experience that all had on the Day of Pentecost, Paul here strongly suggests that all drunkenness be confined to the New Wine of the Spirit. Though all today agree in principle that believers ought to be so filled, not too many see that a total fill-up is bound to have some wonderful side-effects. I’ve heard of churches that are now recommending designated drivers to get certain persons home from church! How many jaws would drop in how many churches were that suggestion made this Sunday from the pulpit? And this is precisely because the Word of God is a theory only, in so many of these places.
According to author Ammon Shea, “We seem to be under the impression that a small vocabulary is one of those things, like bad teeth or poor manners, that can hold us back.” That’s why, she says, thousands of books and web sites, many of them commercially successful, promise to absolve us of the sin of a puny vocabulary.
The word procrastinate is formed from two latin words – pro, meaning ‘forward’, and crastinus, meaning ‘belonging to tomorrow’. So, procrastination is the act of putting something into tomorrow and, of course, it suggests that it is always ‘in tomorrow’ – so never gets done.
But if you are tired of the scam, if you are tired of having your future wealth stolen from you, if you are tired of sweating your life away just to fatten the bottom line profit of the finance company, then repeat to yourself, “if I can’t afford to pay for it in cash, I can’t afford it.” We need to memorize it, stamp it on our forehead, and ingrain it into our every fiber. Beat the monthly payment scam by getting out of debt and paying cash.