Usage Unit 3
Usage Unit 3 - pages 918~919 LBH Definitions
a standard verb form which means "to fly apart suddenly."
nonstandard past tense of "burst;" do not use this in formal writing.
The slang term for "burst." Do not use this in formal writing.
The past tense slang term for "burst." Do not use this in formal writing.
but, hardly, scarcely are all [negative/positive] in their own right
[true/false] But, hardly, and scarcely should be used with "not" to express negativity
[true/false] You should never combine the words "but, however, yet"
This is a wordy substitute for "that" and should be avoided.
This is a wordy substitute for "what" and should be avoided.
calculate, figure, reckon
as substitutes for "expect" or "imagine," these words are colloquial and should not be used.
Indicates capacity or ability
can't help but
Common idiom, but redundant ( versus "cannot but" )
Expressions such as "in the case of," "in the instance of," and "along the lines of" are unnecessary padding and should be avoided. [true/false]
To edit or remove from public view on moral or some other grounds
to give a formal scolding
Which one is incorrect? [center on/center around]
comes from climate and refers to weather
comes from climax and refers to a dramatic high point
To add to, complete, or reinforce it
To make a flattering remark about it
means "to make up"
means "to consist of"
A noun meaning "a sense of right and wrong"
an adjective meaning "aware" or "awake"
This is often used imprecisely as a verb instead of a more exact word like "consult," "talk with," "telephone," or "write to"
means "constantly recurring"
to change someone else's opinion
to move someone to action
convince should be followed by ____ or _____
persuade should be followed by _____
could care less
The expression should be [could care less/couldn't care less]
used colloquially to mean "a few" or "several"
means "believable" [credible/creditable/credulous]
means "deserving of credit" or "worthy" [credible/creditable/credulous]
means "gullible" [credible/creditable/credulous]
the plural of criterion
means "standards for judgement"
The plural of "datum"
The singular of "data"
The noun [device/devise]
The verb [device/devise]
[different from/different than] preferred generally, unless it is in a wordy construction
To be unlike [differ from/differ with]
To disagree with [differ from/differ with]
noun form is "discretion"; means "tactful"
means "separate and distinct"
means "bored" or "lacking interest"
can mean "free"
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