Revised as of 5 September 2017
It’s likely that you’ll be liable for the images you use in your books. It’s one reason I’m more likely to use Wikimedia Commons images with a Creative Commons license for the visual examples in my posts.
…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. Consider sharing this Word Confusion with friends by tweeting it.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com|
|Part of Grammar:|
|Responsible by law
Likely to do or to be something
Such as well might happen or be true
|The supplier of goods or services can become liable for breach of contract in a variety of ways.
Patients were liable to faint if they stood up too suddenly.
A number of areas in New Orleans are liable to flooding.
When one is self-employed, one’s income is liable to fluctuate wildly.
In law, a person is legally liable when he/she is financially and legally responsible for something.
He’s liable to get angry.
Our family is liable to cancers and depression.
The likely effects of the drought on sugar beet yields are grim.
It was likely that he would make a televised statement to explain his part in the raid.
Sales are likely to drop further.
This is a likely-looking spot.
That’s a likely story, Ollie.
The most likely result is that nothing will happen.
As likely as not, we’ll have to go to your mother’s.
I won’t take their pills because as likely as not they’d poison me.
“Are you going home?” “Not likely!”
|Adjective: likelier, likeliest, unlikelier, unlikeliest
Noun: likelihood, likeliness, unlikelihood, unlikeliness
|History of the Word:|
|Late Middle English and is perhaps from the Anglo-Norman French, from the French lier meaning to bind, from the Latin ligare.||Middle English is from the Old Norse líkligr, from líkr.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?
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Boot of Beer assumed to be by Colinandamy~commonswiki (based on copyright claims). It is in the public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.