Monday, November 4, 2013

Grammar Police Monday - Seize Control of English Usage


Overtake vs Take over
To overtake means to catch up with and outrun, such as in a race.

To take over means to seize power, usually of a business or government.


Oversee vs Overlook
To oversee means to control and manage a process or activity.

To overlook means to forget about something entirely. 


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13 comments:

  1. Always interesting for non-native speakers like me. Have a lovely week.

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  2. My wife would claim I overlook many things she tells me...

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  3. Melissa takes over Mondays with Grammar Police! (:

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  4. Isn't it crazy how such minor differences can make such a huge difference? The English language is baffling.

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  5. This is great. There are so many terms that people mix up.

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  6. It always fills me with relief to read one of these and know I do indeed have a firm grasp on how to properly use them. :)

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  7. Your posts are getting as short as some of mine - LOL. I actually knew both of these. I get a star :)

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    1. Yeah, I know this one's lame. LOL As a busy writer/blogger, though, I'm beginning to appreciate short posts. :D

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  8. I'm also guilty of overlooking many things. Funny how words can be so similar, but mean the complete opposite.

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  9. I think I use these correctly. A miracle! :D

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  10. I overlooked this earlier in the week. Or was it last week? Dang. Can't keep anything straight anymore. Thanks for your diligence to better the world one word at a time!

    Hugs,
    M.L. Swift, Writer

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