What is it about words that use one o or two os and how badly people mix these up??
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com|
|Part of Grammar:|
|Verb, intransitive & transitive||Past tense of choose
Pick out or select someone or something as being the best or most appropriate of two or more alternatives
I’ll stay as long as I choose.
Now it’s my turn to choose.
Peter chooses to go.
You may stay here at the house, if you choose.
There is little to choose from.
I cannot choose but step up and help.
How can Sadie choose between them?
He chose to go.
He has chosen to go.
She chose to stay at the house.
She had chosen to stay at the house.
He had chosen a seat facing the door.
You chose the one you wanted.
She had chosen the one she wanted.
It is my chosen profession.
Your designs have been chosen for the performance.
We chose Mary as most valuable player.
Mary was chosen as most valuable player.
|Adjective: choice, choosable, unchoosable
Noun: choice, chooser
Verb: prechoose, prechose, prechosen, prechoosing, rechoose, rechose, rechosen, rechoosing
|History of the Word:|
|Old English cēosan, of Germanic origin and related to the Dutch kiezen.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves? Also, please note that I try to be as accurate as I can, but mistakes happen or I miss something. Email me if you find errors, so I can fix them…and we’ll all benefit!