Grammar Friday

man_question_markToday’s two grammar tips:

  • You don’t “pour” over information, you “pore” over it. The verb “pore,” with the meaning “examine closely,” may derive from two Old English words, a verb, spyrian, meaning “to investigate, examine,” and a noun, spor, meaning “a trace, vestige.”
  • Use “farther” for distance and “further” to mean longer or more. You live farther from my house than I thought. When I have time, I’ll have to study the map further to figure out exactly how to get there.

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