Monday, May 12, 2014

indite/indict: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Monday, May 12, 2014

“Indite” is a rare word meaning “to write down.”

Authorities indict a person charged with a crime. This act is called an “indictment.” The C is not pronounced in these words, so that “indict” sounds exactly like “indite,” but don’t let that cause you to misspell them.

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