usingtherightwords

Guaranteed to improve your English

May I “Persuade” You To Be “Convinced?”


A fine line exists between convince and persuade, so fine that, in its second definition of convince, dictionary.com defines it as “to persuade.”

Which leads us right into the fine point within the fine line. One definition of persuade is “to prevail to do something,” meaning an action is involved. You must be persuaded to do something. You’re not convinced to do something.

Convince means “to show by argument or evidence,” meaning no action is required. You can be convinced of something.

I’m convinced you will be persuaded to follow this blog.

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

Advertisements

May 29, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: