Some words are just hard to keep straight ...


A lot of tricky word issues I’ve committed to memory, like “lay” and “lie.” But others I have to look up every time.

Adverse and averse.
Emigrate and immigrate.
Continual and continuous.
Aesthetic and esthetic.

Those are just a few of the terms that I can never seem keep straight in my mind, as I show in this recent column.


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