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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.


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

    Hugs, Melissa.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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

  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. :-)

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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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