RSS

Daily Archives: March 19, 2012

“premise” vs. “premises”

 

Notice to dumbasses of the world!

 

These are two of the most commonly misunderstood words in the English language; they're even used incorrectly in trade publications — by "professional" writers and editors, as well as on signage. The difference is very simple, so there should be no confusion.

 

premise A proposition upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn.

 

premises 1. Land and the buildings on it.

                  2. A building or part of a building.

 

The word "premises" is not a plural for "premise." Get over it…get with the program! Smarten-up your language skills — editors and everybody else!    

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Uncategorized