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Peruse or read? Which do you do?

 

  

 

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In a prior post, I mentioned that I have been using the words anxious and eager incorrectly for years. I think, at times I have done the same with peruse.

When someone requested that I peruse something, I usually thought it mean to skim through it or scan it.  No, no.


The dictionary says peruse means to:
 

·         To read through with thoroughness and care

·         To survey or examine in detail

 The New Oxford Dictionary of English agrees, noting that it is sometimes mistakenly taken to mean, “read through quickly; glance over.” 

Therefore, when someone gives you a document, for you to peruse, you now know what to do with it.

I hope you peruse this and my other posts that appear in my blog. 

 

 

 

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