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Usage Woes and Myths
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Usage Woes and Myths

with Frances Peck

You’ve sorted out imply and infer. You know it’s not all right to use alright. Hopefully, you accept impact as a verb (not to mention hopefully as a sentence adverb). But what about more troublesome usage points, like the difference between may and might? Or such commonly misused words as dilemma and fulsome? Do you always have to change though to although, till to until? For anyone intent on preventing (not avoiding) word errors and avoiding (not preventing) usage myths, this seminar will help. We’ll take an up-to-date look at some of the most misunderstood and contentious points of English usage and identify helpful guides and other resources. Bring your top usage questions to share with the group.

Frances Peck, CPE (Hon.), has been working with words for nearly 30 years. She has taught for the University of Ottawa, Douglas College, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and dozens of organizations across Canada. She prepared the Canadian edition of The St. Martin’s Workbook, a university grammar exercise book; co-authored the popular HyperGrammar website; and wrote Peck’s English Pointers, a free collection of articles and quizzes available on the Language Portal of Canada. Frances lives in North Vancouver and is a partner with West Coast Editorial Associates.

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Date & Time: Feb 29, 2020 10:00 AM to
Feb 29, 2020 05:00 PM
[America/Vancouver UTC -8]

 

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Location: BCIT Downtown Campus
Room 400
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver B.C.
Canada
 

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Registration Closes: Feb 25, 2020 11:59 PM

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