Confusing Words of the Week

Words of the WeekIt’s time for “Confusing Words of the Week” where I take a set of two or three words that get confused and give you definitions and try to give you a memory trick to help you remember when to use which word. If you have words that confuse you, use the Ask PTB tab on the website or send an email to proofthatblog@gmail.com and they may appear here soon!

This week’s words are:

  • perspective – a view in correct proportion
    • His perspective was based on his career in juvenile criminal law.
  • prospective – anticipated
    • The prospective job reviews were making everyone nervous.

Memory tips:

  • perspective – use perSPECtive remembering spectacles (or glasses) being something you see with for the view in correct proportion.
  • prospective – PROSPECT means the possibility of a future event occurring, so PROSPECTive is the anticipation of the future event.
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