Saturday, October 26, 2013

ascribe/subscribe: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Saturday, October 26, 2013

If you agree with a theory or belief, you subscribe to it, just as you subscribe to a magazine.

Ascribe is a very different word. If you ascribe a belief to someone, you are attributing the belief to that person, perhaps wrongly.

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