Make Grammar Fun with A Word With You

Elide:

  • to suppress or alter (as a vowel or syllable) by elision
  • to strike out (as a written word)
  • to leave out of consideration

I like this word. It of course calls to mind its near look-alike, elude, to evade or escape. I’ll admit to having never used it myself, I just ran across it while reading an article. It’s a good word to add to your vernaculars. It says what it means and it will make you look smart using it.

Grammar Punk Sentence: R E 5 elide

With a ruthless stroke of her red pen, Mrs. Calcutta elided every last trace of imagination and whimsy from her students’ essays.

Write a Grammar Punk sentence that includes at least 5 words with the letters R and E and the word elide.

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