Oh, please, accept my pleas to proofread your manuscript thoroughly before publishing!
Please, I’m…I’m begging you, please…hear my pleas, O writer…
…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:|
|Plural for the noun plea||Adverb;
Verb, intransitive & transitive
|A request made in an urgent and emotional manner
[Law] A formal statement by or on behalf of a defendant or prisoner, stating guilt or innocence in response to a charge, offering an allegation of fact, or claiming that a point of law should apply
Used in polite requests, commands, or questions
[Please oneself] Take only one’s own wishes into consideration in deciding how to act or proceed
To act to the pleasure or satisfaction of
|He made a dramatic plea for disarmament.
Her pleas of a headache were not entirely false.
They changed their pleas to not guilty.
Please address letters to the Editor.
What type of fish is this, please?
Please, please come home!
Follow me, if you please.
“May I call you at home?” “Please do.”
“Would you like a drink?” “Yes, please.”
Rita, please — people are looking.
You cleaned out the barn in only two hours? Oh, please!
Will you please stop talking!
Feel free to wander around as you please.
She has manners that please.
It pleased him to be seen with someone in the news.
The arrangement of these flowers pleases me.
This is the first time in ages that I can just please myself.
Instead of attending the meeting, it pleased him to go off hunting.
Politicians will never please the public on gun control or immigration.
Noun: pleader, pleading
|Adjective: half-pleased, pleasable, pleased, pleasing
Adverb: pleasedly, pleasingly
Noun: pleasedness, pleaser
|History of the Word:|
|Middle English, in the sense of lawsuit is from the Old French plait, plaid meaning agreement, discussion, which is from the Latin placitum meaning a decree, a neuter past participle of placere meaning to please.||Middle English from the Old French plaisir meaning to please, which is from the Latin placere meaning to please.|
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!
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