It’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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they may appear here soon!
This week’s words are:
- precede – to go before
- The flower girl will precede the bride down the aisle.
- proceed – to advance
- We will proceed to order lunch at 10:00 whether or not we have your order.
- precede – the prefix pre- means before, so precede means to go before
- proceed – think of pro- as being the same as go and you are going to advance or go forward, so you will proceed