Words, words, words!
We need them to communicate yet often they are not used correctly in sentences.
Here are three sets of words that are often used incorrectly.
Included are their meanings and their correct use in a sentence:
|Presume||To suppose that something is the case based upon probability.||I presumed that the man had been escorted from the building.|
|Assume||To suppose to be the case without proof.||Topics which assume detailed knowledge of local events.|
|Accept||To receive or undertake.||He accepted a temporary role as an administrative assistant.|
|Except||To not include.||They work every day except Sunday.|
|Bought||To obtain in exchange for payment.||Kathy bought a new car.|
|Brought||To take or go with someone.||Elizabeth brought Alan home from the hospital.|
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