Top X Lists Debunked

TOP X LISTS DEBUNKED – Margarite Nathe’s Five Usage Pitfalls

Lists are all over the internet, this blog looks at those lists.  Some lists purport to contain facts, but how true are they? 

Debunked

As posted at Endeavors, the UNC-Chapel Hill Newsletter.

1.  Healthy.

  • Healthy – in a state of good health.
  • Healthful – promotes good health.

INCORRECT

The definition at Dictionary.com includes:  “conducive to good health; healthful: healthy recreations.”

  • Healthy – in a state of good health; promotes good health.
  • Healthful – promotes good health.

X

2. Hopefully.

  • Hopefully – in a hopeful manner, not it is hoped.

INCORRECT

The definition at Dictionary.com includes:  “it is hoped; if all goes well.”

  • Hopefully – in a hopeful manner; it is hoped.

 X

3.  Impact, impactful.

  • Impact is a noun not a verb.

INCORRECT

The definition at Dictionary.com includes a number of verb usages.

  • Impact can be a noun or a verb.

 X

4.  The exact same thing.

CORRECT

 X

5.  For all intensive purposes.

CORRECT

 X

RESULTS:  2/5 correct.  (40%)

~ DUG.

Dalek

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