Sunday, February 19, 2012

Loathe vs. Loath

I'm loath to bring this up, but here's something I loathe: when loath is used incorrectly.

Loath ≠ loathe

Loath is an adjective and means reluctant.

Loathe is a verb and means to detest.

Actually, I don't loathe this mistake, it simply annoys me. But it worked in the first sentence.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Regrettably vs. Regretfully

Regrettably means unfortunately.

Regretfully means with regret.

Regrettably he submitted his manuscript; we returned it regretfully.

Sometimes it just works out that way.

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