Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips:

  • When you are feeling sick, use the word “nauseated.” When you are referring to something that causes you to be sick, use the word “nauseous.” So, the smell of rotten eggs is nauseous, and it makes you nauseated.
  • The word “like” should never be used before a clause. Don’t say, “It looks like it will rain.” Instead, say, “It looks as though (or as if) it will rain.” It is correct to say, “The girl looks like her mother.”

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