PROPRIETY





Propriety of style consists in using words in their proper sense and as

in the case of purity, good usage is the principal test. Many words have

acquired in actual use a meaning very different from what they once

possessed. "Prevent" formerly meant to go before, and that meaning is

implied in its Latin derivation. Now it means to put a stop to, to

hinder. To attain propriety of style it is necessary to avoid confounding

words derived from the same root; as respectfully and respectively;

it is necessary to use words in their accepted sense or the sense which

everyday use sanctions.





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