Introduction to Grammar Guidelines

With texting, Facebook, and Twitter fast becoming main modes of communication, the new shorthand lingo that is developing will no doubt bring about a higher frequency of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors. The rules that define proper English seem to fade into the distance as more people forget them and replace that knowledge with acronyms such as OMG and LOL. The hope for this site is to reinforce proper English grammar and continue to encourage eloquent writing and speech.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Imply vs. Infer

"Imply" and "Infer" are often thought to mean the same thing. Nevertheless, they cannot be used interchangeably. "Imply" means to suggest something. "Infer" means to deduce something.


Examples:

Agreeing to a second date implies that you were actually interested in the guy.

Because you agreed to a second date, the guy will infer that you felt a connection.

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