★ 27 Commonly Misused Words

Brian Clark wrote a good piece over on Copyblogger today. He cov­ers some com­mon mis­uses and plu­ral­iza­tions (yes, that is a word) of words. I fear I am guilty of mak­ing some of the mis­takes men­tioned. I shall try my hard­est not to make any of those mis­takes again. One of the worst offend­ers in my tool­box is “hope­fully”.

> ###Hopefully
> This word is used incor­rectly so much (includ­ing by me) it may be too late. But let’s make you smarter any­way.

> * Smart: I hope she says yes.
> * Wrong: Hopefully, she says yes.
> * Wrong: Hopefully, the weather will be good.
> * Smart: It is hoped that the weather coop­er­ates.
> * Smart: She eyed the engage­ment ring hope­fully.

If you write any­thing at all, it’s worth two min­utes of your time to read the post.