Monday, January 26, 2015

blunt/brunt: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Monday, January 26, 2015

Some people mistakenly substitute the adjective “blunt” for the noun “brunt” in standard expressions like “bear the brunt.” “Brunt” means “main force.”

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