Posted on 10/27/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Do you know the difference between the following sets of words?

  • Alternate and alternative

  • Disinterested and uninterested

  • I.e. and e.g.

  • Lay and lie

  • Peruse, skim, and browse

  • That and which

No shame if not, but you may want to bookmark this link, where Charles Harrington Elster explains how to use each correctly.

You might also be interested in the book from which it’s excerpted, How to Tell Fate From Destiny: And Other Skillful Word Distinctions.

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Tagged As: Language, Literary Hub

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