Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips:

  • Famous and infamous do not mean the same thing. A famous person is widely known and worthy of praise, like Mother Teresa or Stan Musial. An infamous person is widely known but deplorable, like Adolf Hitler or John Wayne Gacy.
  • There seems to be some confusion setting in about the words weary, wary and leery. Weary means exhausted or worn out. Wary and leery both mean about the same thing – suspicious or watchful.

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1 Response to Grammar Friday

  1. Nancy Richter says:

    I enjoy the nuances of grammar, along with the uses and misuses of words. Here’s some food for thought for a future Grammar Friday: irrespective vs. regardless and the nonstandard irregardless.

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