Make Your Editor Cry: Appraise, Apprise

Make Your Editor Cry:  Appraise, Apprise

To determine the value of an item, you “appraise” it.

To inform someone of some event, you “apprise” him or her with the news.

Examples:

Incorrect:

She had her engagement ring apprised.

Natasha appraised Boris about the moose and squirrel situation.

Correct:

According to the firm who appraised the property, it will increase in value once the magnet school opens.

I’ll apprise you of the property tax implications once I hear back from my accountant.

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