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I may have finally learned how to spell "consistent" today, through typing it so frequently. It has been endlessly embarassing to me that I have needed to look up how to spell it every single time I want to tell a student to "Be consistent."

The problem was whether it ended in -ant or -ent. You would have thought knowing it was an -ere verb would have helped, but Latin does not always help with English.


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Mar. 24th, 2007 08:35 am (UTC)
It's an inherited defect, like nearsightedness. Thirty years from now you'll still be having to look it up, alas.
Mar. 24th, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
I have exactly the same problem. Hopefully I will be able to learn from your example.
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