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Five Hundred Mistakes of Daily Occurrence in Speaking, Pronouncing, and Writing the English Language, Corrected

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A mosaic of words may be made more fair, than of inlaid precious stones
pronounce lei in leisure the same as lee. The word should not rhyme with measure.
"It is highly important, that whatever we learn or know, we should know CORRECTLY; for unless our knowledge be correct, we lose half its value and usefulness."--Conversations on Botany.
Purpose and propose: these two words, which are often confounded, are entirely distinct in meaning. To purpose means to intend; to propose means to offer a proposition.
"It is highly important, that whatever we learn or know, we should know CORRECTLY; for unless our knowledge be correct, we lose half its value and usefulness."--Conversations on Botany.
Which usually refers to animals and inanimate objects, except in such an expression as, "Tell me which of the two men was chosen?"
The greatest support of virtue in a community is intelligence; intelligence is the outgrowth of knowledge; and the almoner of all knowledge is language. The possession, therefore, of the resources, and a command over the appliances of language, is of the utmost importance to every individual
After numerals, the words couple, pair, dozen, score, hundred, thousand, and a few others, need not take the plural form: thus, custom first, and finally grammar, have sanctioned such uses as, "three pair of shoes," "nine dozen bushels," "four couple of students;" also, "forty sail of vessels," "seventy head of cattle."
a still tongue denotes a wise head
141. WORDS TO BE CAREFULLY DISTINGUISHED.

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