Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Today's English lesson

From EnglishPlus:

So, A Wise Guy, Eh?
-Wise as a Suffix

Coining new words with the suffix -wise may be clever and cute (put up two fingers on either side of your head and make imaginary quotation marks in the air), but it is nonstandard.

Incorrect: He did well this quarter saleswise.

Correct: He did well in sales this quarter.

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