Writing Hint #7 Use words correctly

One of my greatest fears with blogging and writing is that one day I will use a word incorrectly. I taught young children for most of the 35 years of my teaching career, mostly those aged 7 to 10. In order to communicate effectively I needed, of necessity, to use words understandable to children of this age. Although I think that I have a good vocabulary and a good grasp of word meanings, there are times when I feel very unsure of myself and somewhat inadequate.

In this context I was amused by this quote, which I read recently in a magazine for writers:

“Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.”


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