Tuesday, May 22, 2012

dissemble/disassemble: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

People who dissemble are being dishonest, trying to hide what they are really up to. This is an uncommon word, often misused when “disassemble” is meant. People who disassemble something take it apart—they are doing the opposite of assembling it.

Can an apostrophe do anything besides mark possession or indicate a contraction? Paul Brians' latest blog entry explores the possibilities.

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