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Verneen And Pattis Definition Power Point Presentation

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Verneen And Pattis Definition Power Point Presentation

  1. 1. Proper CollegiateDefinitions of Commonly Misused Words<br />Words and definitions from “writing today” by Donald Pharr and Santi V. Buscemi<br />from pg 782<br />Presented by Verneen Johnson and Patti Johnson<br />
  2. 2. Assureto “affirm” or “pledge”<br />“I ‘assure’ my allegiance to the flag <br /> of the United States of America…”<br />
  3. 3. Ensureto “make sure” or “make certain”<br />The Bill of Rights was written to ensure our freedom!<br />
  4. 4. Insure<br />“to guarantee against destruction, loss, or harm”<br />Insure your assets today to protect yourself from <br />financial loss tomorrow.<br />
  5. 5. Awfulmeans “awe-inspiring.”Awfullydoes not mean “very.”<br />AVOID<br />The sunset is awful!<br />The sunset is <br />awfullycolorful.<br />The sunset is beautiful, and very colorful.<br />
  6. 6. “Awhile”is an adverb.“Awhile” functions as a noun and is often used as the object of a preposition.<br />They walked<br />awhile<br />barefoot<br />as<br />they spoke fora while about their future.<br />
  7. 7. Bad is an adjective.(Describes a person, place, or thing.)Badly is an adverb.(Describes an action.) You are a bad person if you say “I played bad” when you should say “I playedbadly.” <br />(Saying “I played badly” would make you a good person!)<br />
  8. 8. *“…Basically…” *<br /> Needless to say, you have the first and foremost number one golden opportunity to impress your instructor utilizing the safe and sound collegiate approach to expressive writing by not using “basically” among the filler words you use to attempt to all in all thoroughly impress Dr. Baird with your amazingly proficient literary command of the English language.<br />Refrain from the use of <br />“filler words and phrases.”<br />
  9. 9. being as, being thatDo not use to mean “because.”<br />Being assmart as a fox is clever, <br />And being that much smarter is wise,<br />Because, using “being as,” and “being that” <br />instead of “because” <br />Will never win you a prize.<br />
  10. 10. BESIDE<br />Besides is an adverb<br />that means<br />“in addition to” or “except for.”<br />Besides enjoying time with my <br />best friends, <br />swimming is fun!<br />Beside is a preposition that means adjacent to.<br />
  11. 11. BothAvoid redundant expressions!<br />They both agreed <br />to get a new kitten and<br />to take care of it<br />both together.<br />
  12. 12. BREATH<br />The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration.<br />This man has bad breath!<br />
  13. 13. BREATHE<br />To inhale and exhale.<br />If you breathe deeply you will exercise your lungs.<br />
  14. 14. CAPITOL<br />The Senators gathered at the capitolbuilding.<br />The building where lawmakers <br />and other government officials meet.<br />
  15. 15. CAPITAL<br />Washington D.C is the capitalof the United States.<br />L<br />A city that is the government center of a state.<br />
  16. 16. To condemn, admonish or strongly criticize.<br />To censure some people’s rights is wrong.<br />
  17. 17. CENSOR<br />To remove if considered offensive.<br />To censor music, books, and other forms of personal expression is wrong.<br />
  18. 18. BROKE<br />This word is informal for “insolvent”, or without money<br />Since I was broke I could not pay the bill.<br />BUT…<br />I broke my toe because I could not pay the bill.<br />
  19. 19. CAN’T HARDLY<br />An incorrect term for can hardly.<br />I can hardlyfind my dog.<br />
  20. 20. BUT<br />Not to be joined with other negative conjunctions<br />I wanted to go shopping but the car was broke down.<br />
  21. 21. CANNOT<br />The word can plus not is usually spelled as one word.<br />Icannotthink of the answer.<br />
  22. 22. Can’t help but<br />An informal construction of words<br />I can’t help loving you.<br />.<br />
  23. 23. CAN<br />The ability or possibility.<br />Youcando whatever you want.<br />MAY<br />Refers to permission<br />“May I go to the bathroom?”<br />
  24. 24. In conclusion…When talkin’ to yer friends go ‘head say “get down” and “Yo!”But, in college speak carefullyto get a 4.0 <br />

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