Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hopefully--Used Right

I'm overwhelmed with revisions this week. So forgive me for the short posting.

Last week I posted a clip about prepositions. Today I'm going to post another Merriam Webster tip. This time it's about a word I used a lot until someone told me I was using it incorrectly. I'd used "hopefully" all the time at the beginning of a sentence and had no idea that was a major pet peeve for some writers.

I was so ashamed until I found this clip. It made my day. 

Hopefully, you'll enjoy it as much as I did. ;)



  1. I'm aware of the argument against hopefully, but I use it all the time!

  2. Hi Kathy. I can't get the sound to work on that vid - probably an issue on my end. I've been gone for the month of August, so I'm glad to be catching up on blogs. Good to 'see' you again. :)

  3. Laura,
    I'm glad I'm not alone. Hopefully others will join us. :)

  4. Michelle:
    Oh, that's too bad. You might try it again another day. I didn't have a problem. Good to hear from you!

  5. Hi from the campaign! I’m in Group 43 - Romantic Suspense, which I write as Kris Bock. Let me know if you want to trade guest posts. I focus on writing craft at Write Like a Pro!:

  6. I actually hadn't heard of that criticism against hopefully, but thanks for sharing that video, it does make sense and means that I shouldn't worry about this habit, which I'm not sure how much I use anyway.

    It's nice to meet you - I'm in your MG/YA Campaigner group, so look forward to seeing more of you down the campaign trail.

  7. Kel,
    Good to meet you. The campaign has been great for meeting new blogging friends. :)



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