Monday, September 9, 2013

Grammar Police Monday - Keep The Faith

Eminent vs Imminent
Eminent (adj.) means high in rank or repute; prominent, distinguished; conspicuous; protruding.

He is one of several eminent professors at the university.

Imminent (adj.) means likely to occur at any moment; impending.

The baby's head was crowning; birth was imminent.

Fateful vs Faithful
Fateful (adj.) means having great significance or consequences; disastrous; prophetic; ominous. Although often used to describe something dismal, a fateful day or event can be positive or negative.

A pile of melted metal and charred wood stood as an eerie monument to that fateful day.

Faithful (adj.) means reliable, trusted, true to one's word; true to fact, an original, accurate.

Sue is a faithful member of our group.
He gave a faithful account.

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That's all for today.
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12 comments:

  1. I fatefully await your GPM's all weekend!

    Hugs, Melissa.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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  2. Happy to say I've never mixed those up.

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  3. Ooohh! I'm adding eminent and imminent to my list of homophones for the game I play with my son. He'll never think of those…muuuhhhaaa! Thanks. :-)

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  4. I second Alex's comment, haven't been guilty of mixing these up. A miracle LOL. :D

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  5. So if it doesn't mean imminent, I should use eminent. Got it. XD

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  6. So far, so good on these, but always a good reminder!

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  7. It's a good thing you mentioned eminent/imminent because I totally wasn't aware they were separate words (shows you how much I know them) :P.

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  8. For me, mixing up homophones is imminent as well as inevitable. :P

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  9. Eminent and imminent are easy to confuse! For me at least. :)

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  10. Ah, what a fateful post! For alas, my own grammar confusion is always imminent.

    Look - you gave all of us a great excuse to play with words :) Thanks! Love these posts.

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