Latin Terms Exercise (446)

Correct the abbreviation, word, or phrase in each sentence that is derived from a Latin phrase.

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: The book is not a travel guide per say.
Correct : The book is not a travel guide per se.

2.
Original: The post-mortem revealed nothing that we didn’t already know.
Correct : The postmortem revealed nothing that we didn’t already know.

3.
Original: She discussed the matter with me ad nauseum.
Correct : She discussed the matter with me ad nauseam.

4.
Original: He had a bonafide excuse for his absence.
Correct : He had a bona fide excuse for his absence.

5.
Original: You’ll find restaurants featuring the cuisines of many Asian nations (eg. Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand).
Correct : You’ll find restaurants featuring the cuisines of many Asian nations (e.g., Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand).

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