Troublesome Words and Phrases: Usage Mistakes in Writing

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The many nuances and conventions in the English language make it diverse and interesting; however, when it comes to writing well, they can also cause some difficulties. For better writing skills, you must familiarize yourself with some of the most common errors of usage. In this course, you'll learn how to use commonly confused words correctly, including word pairs that sound alike and those that have related meanings. You'll explore often misused verbs - for example, affect and effect or apprise and appraise - that can impede professional business writing. You'll also learn some idiomatic combinations of verbs and prepositions that can be confusing and will put your communication skills to the test.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Identify the correct use of words from similar sounding word pairs
    Recognize the correct way to use words with similar but not identical meanings
    Recognize the correct usage of commonly misused verbs
  • Identify the correct way to use commonly misused terms
    Recognize the appropriate preposition to use in given examples

IN THIS COURSE

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    3.  Choosing the Word with the Appropriate Meaning
    3m 47s
    In this video, you will learn how to recognize the correct way to use words with similar but not identical meanings. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using the Right Verb: Some Commonly Misused Verbs
    3m 45s
    During this video, you will learn how to recognize the correct usage of commonly misused verbs. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Watching Out for Commonly Misused Words
    3m 30s
    In this video, find out how to identify the correct way to use commonly misused terms. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Using Prepositions to Change the Meaning of Verbs
    3m 31s
    Learn how to recognize the appropriate preposition to use in given examples. FREE ACCESS

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