Grammar

Maybe They Sought Grammar Guidance?

Dreamstime

I was just browsing some web stats for my website, and I find that the keyword search ranking #9 on my site at the moment is for the phrase “sufficive to say.”

This makes the grammarian in me quite pleased, because anyone who does a keyword search for this phrase will be taken to a post and learn that there’s no such phrase!

The correct phrase is “suffice it to say.”

This is one of those phrases that we hear 99% of the time and actually see written out one percent of the time, and wind up copying what we think we heard. (This post is one of those “one percent occasions.”)

So when you want to write the phrase — or pronounce it correctly — remember that it is “suffice it to say.” There’s no such word as “sufficive.”

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.