“Preventative”

Margie Wakeman Wells General 2 Comments

Just for the record, though it is probably gaining favor since “conversate” has been declared a word — ugh! — the word should be “preventive.”

…We took preventive measures to correct the situation.

Happy punctuating!

Margie

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  1. If a witness says the incorrect word, is a reporter and/or scopist supposed to change it to the correct form? What if they say something like “I seen”? *cringe*

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      Generally, the reporter writes exactly what is said. We do not “fix” bad grammar. And you are right — “I seen” is tough!

      Have a good week.

      Margie

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