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 Es – Elude 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!
If you’d like links to other easy-to-remember prompts to help you choose the right works – take a peak here! 🙂
If you notice people in your organisation are confusing their words, I’d love to help.
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I work with lots of smart people who just need some help remembering how to choose the right words.
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