Introducing Pitfalls

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A “pitfall” is something that’s dangerous, but hidden or hard to see. The original word referred to a kind of trap made by digging a hole in the ground and lightly covering it. I’m going to use this word for a new series of posts about vocabulary and grammar that are often misused. I hope you’ll be able to avoid these pitfalls in the future.

Of course, I’ll continue the “Good Words” posts also. I hope both are useful to you! Remember, if you have questions about English words or phrases, you can leave a comment. I usually can’t reply to you directly, but I’ll consider the topic for a future post.

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