When the correct word alludes you – elude or allude? Here’s an easy way to remember >

This post was inspired by reading the writing of a very clever writer – a clever writer who made a common mistake confusing sound-a-like words allude and elude.

“…most examples are sales related, the tool our speaker eluded to can be applied across all professions.” 

It should be alluded to rather than eluded to.

An easy way to remember the difference and how to choose the correct word:

To elude means to escape.

An easy way to remember is to remember the EsElude to Escape

 

To allude to is to refer to indirectly.

 

I’m sure there is an easy way to remember this –  but the memory trick alludes me at the moment!

word nerd CU

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If you’d like links to other easy-to-remember prompts to help you choose the right works – take a peak here! 🙂

1. wonder or wander?

2. sort or sought?

3. peak or peek or pique

 

If you notice people in your organisation are confusing their words, I’d love to help.

I can run group training sessions or 1-1 coaching.

I work with lots of smart people who just need some help remembering how to choose the right words.

They are often at the PeAK of their careers. I take a pEEK at their writing and pique their interest in improving their writing by making the sessions memorable and enjoyable.

TB training group

 

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2 thoughts on “When the correct word alludes you – elude or allude? Here’s an easy way to remember >

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