Tag Archives: words

Compose or comprise?

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A reader asks “Can I use ‘comprise of’? Can you explain the difference between compose and comprise?” These two verbs have similar meanings, so they are commonly confused. Comprise means to… Read more »

Prove it!

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Which is correct, “proved” or “proven”? According to my sources “proved” is more often correct especially in the US, however “proven” is indicated as in use in scientific and literary… Read more »

Affect or Effect

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Which is the correct usage of the word “effect” (or “Affect”): the paperwork necessary to EFFECT the assignment or AFFECT the assignment. To “effect” means to “bring about or accomplish.”… Read more »

Verse vs. versus

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This one just comes from listening to high school students talk. “Let’s verse” doesn’t mean “Let’s write poetry” though I wish it did. It usually means “Let’s play against each… Read more »