Friday, May 13, 2016

Garner's Usage Tip of the Day: mischievous

Bryan Garner on mischievous:

mischievous /MIS-chә-vәs/ is so spelled. *Mischievious is an impishly common misspelling and mispronunciation /mis-CHEE-vee-әs/.
I always thought my eight-grade teacher was mispronouncing the word. She also mispronounced comfortable as /kәm-FORT-ә-bәl/. These mispronunciations came during spelling tests.

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[I’ve substituted capitals for Garner’s bold.]

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