Wednesday, July 15, 2015

service/serve: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A mechanic services your car and a stallion services a mare, but most of the time when you want to talk about the goods or services you supply, the word you want is “serve”: “Our firm serves the hotel industry.”

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