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Grey Havens

May 24 2012, 4:47pm

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Confused Words & Contradictions

Here's a small list of commonly confused words:


But sometimes the word itself is at fault for being self-contradictory and ambiguous depending entirely upon, and even within, context.

For example:

a. Authorized
b. Penalty

How do you interpret "The action was sanctioned?" Was the action authorized or was it penalized for being unauthorized? Go figure. A good writer will understand this problem and make it clear.

(This post was edited by JWPlatt on May 24 2012, 4:51pm)

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Post edited by JWPlatt (Grey Havens) on May 24 2012, 4:51pm

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