Welcome to Grammar Lesson Monday!
This continuous series will address many common grammar mistakes made in the media and that I've seen more than once. I strive to make the world a better place with good grammar.
Today, we will learn about literally.
A lot of times, people say literally when they actually mean figuratively.
Literally means for real. Like, it really happened.
I could literally see my friend jump over the moon after he heard his wife was pregnant.
>> Obviously, no person can really jump over the moon. It doesn't make sense.
I could figuratively see my friend jump over the moon after he heard his wife was pregnant.
>> Here, I'm probably making a reference to the slang term "over the moon" meaning really excited or happy. So, my friend is really excited or happy.
That's it for today. Celebrate good grammar!