Conundrums: 5 commonly misused words

By November 2, 2015Newsletter

These are some quirks of daily communication that we’ve noticed at d.trio marketing group. In this section we’ll be finding, exploring and clarifying communications conundrums in short snippets.

This month, 5 common words that are commonly misused, and how to remember the right way:

Complement/Compliment
Complement supports. Compliment praises.

Imply/Infer
Imply suggests or indicates directly. Infer is to conclude or decide from something known or assumed.

Around/About
Around should refer to a physical proximity. About indicates an approximation.

Historic/Historical
Historic means important. Historical refers to an event in the past.

Adverse/Averse
Adverse means unfavorable. Averse means reluctant.

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