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Grammar Police Monday - It's Just A Faze

If English usage flusters you, you're in the right place. :)
Here's your weekly dose of GPM...

Faze vs Phase
Faze (verb) means to disturb or fluster. The news didn't faze him.

Phase (n.) is a stage in a processthe phases of the moon.

Rap vs. Wrapped vs Rapt
Rap (n. or verb) means to tap or strike sharply; a brisk strike or knock.
Stop rapping on the door. You'll wake the baby.

Wrapped (verb) refers to being enclosed in something.
Sally wrapped the package in colorful paper.

Rapt (adj.) means deeply engrossed; captivated.
The children watched the magician with rapt attention.


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  1. I learned something new - faze! Maybe it's lame, but I reaaly didn't know that. Thanks!

  2. I love these as I have homophone issues. I need a comprehensive guide. :)

  3. Another good Monday post Melissa. I didn't know the faze vs phase one either!

  4. :Melissa I love your Grammar Mondays-- I hope you keep finding new pointers.

  5. I don't think I've ever used the word faze in my life. Now I need to find a reason to.

  6. This is a really great post! I liked this very much.

  7. Ah, one of my favorites! Faze v. phase. Thankfully, this is one I do know. :)

    P.S. That photo is hilarious. That's how I looked when I opened up the box with my paperback. LOL

  8. Good words. I think this is the first time I've known them all. Not that I use them all correctly at first.

  9. Faze/phase are words I've had to practice to finally get right, and I still mess them up (although rarely!). Keep reminding us about grammar :)

  10. I don't think I've ever used the word rapt, but maybe I should! Excellent choices for this week :)

  11. Great choices. Phase/Faze is a pet peeve of mine.

  12. Great choices as always. Like Carol, I think this is the first time I've known all of them on a Grammar Monday post. I feel so proud LOL. :D


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