A few easy-peasy gaffes for you to detect today, FF followers! Let’s see if you can fix ’em!
- “First-class accomodation for your pets: dogs, cats, birds, rodents, reptiles. Since 1990.”
- “…was one of the more short-lived personnel moves in a White House known for turbulent staff turnover and infighting, and the first to envelope the vice-president, who…”
- “Kevin clearly mislead us about his bigfoot porn Tumblr post. So…”
- Whoa, that was close! I corrected the mistake from habit, and then had to go back and re-introduce it so you could find it! Haha! Did you see it? It should be accommodation. It’s easy to remember if you just say to yourself that the word accommodate always accommodates 2 Cs and 2 Ms.
- “Envelope” is a noun, with the accent on the En. But the verb, intended here, is envelop, pronounced with the accent on the vel.
- Tricky! “Tumblr” is not the error. Tumblr is, according to Google, “a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007.” No, the problem is “mislead.” The word “mislead” is misleading. (Heh.) “Mislead” is always the present tense. When you want the past tense, as in the above sentence, it’s misled. I’m sure the problem is that people confuse “lead” with the word “read.” They are different when it comes to the past tense. The past tense of “read” (pronounced reed) is read (pronounced red). But the past tense of “lead” or “mislead” is led or misled.
All clear as mud? I hope I didn’t mislead you! If I misled you I apologize! I will be more accommodating next week, I promise!