Wednesday, October 7, 2015

refute/reject: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

To refute someone’s argument is to prove it incorrect. If you attempt no such proof but simply disagree with an argument the word you want is “reject.”

The second episode of the Common Errors in English Usage Podcast is now available. Paul Brians talks about two common words with different uses in the US and the UK.

This is the tenth year of the Common Errors in English Usage calendar. To celebrate, we are bringing back some of our favorite interesting, funny, but sometimes merely silly entries through the years before going on hiatus in 2016.

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