Eager

Mixing up words like alot vs. a lot and anxious vs. eager

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No need to be anxious about “anxious vs. eager”

Browsing through the book, Woe is I (1996) which we’ve referenced in this blog several times, I came across O’Conner’s use of the words eager and anxious. These words often appear on lists of words usually confused, though O’Conner was discussing them in relation to the misuse of infinitives. She includes anxious in a list …

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