Saturday, August 22, 2009

You really do learn something new everyday

As I was typing up a sentence in MS Word:
"... who had a friend that immigrated from..."
the grammatical squiggly line underlined immigrated and I really didn't know what was the problem.
So I clicked on "about this sentence" and:

Commonly Confused Words

"Emigrate" is used with the preposition "from" to mean departure from a country or region. "Immigrate" is used with the preposition "to" or "into" to mean entrance into a country or region.

* Instead of: The family did not emigrate to Germany.
* Consider: The family did not immigrate to Germany.

* Instead of: The children immigrated from New Zealand.
* Consider: The children emigrated from New Zealand.

I didn't know that. I'm just in awe now.

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