Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips:

  • An adage is a saying that sets forth a general truth and has gained standing through long use. Almost by definition, an adage is old, so it’s redundant to talk about “an old adage.”
  • People often say they could care less about something. They really mean they could not care less.

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One Response to Grammar Friday

  1. JMattHicks says:

    I’ve often heard, “an age-old adage”…so that’s like, triple redundant. Nice to know! I won’t be make the “old adage” mistake anymore 🙂

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