Wrong word there, buckie.

Acclimate: verb; ac·cli·mate\ˈa-klə-ˌmāt; ə-ˈklī-mət, -ˌmāt\

Simple definition – to adjust or adapt to a new climate, place, or situation

Synonyms – adapt, acclimatize, accommodate, adjust, condition, conform, doctor, edit, fashion, fit, put, shape, suit, tailor

Reconcile: verb; rec·on·cile \ˈre-kən-ˌsī(-ə)l\

Simple definition – to find a way of making (two different ideas, facts, etc.) exist or be true at the same time

Synonyms – accommodate, attune, conciliate, conform, coordinate, key, harmonize

Thank you, Merriam-Webster.

So … “God he couldn’t acclaimate the guy he knew with the man in the hospital bed,” is wrong in several ways.

Try “God, he couldn’t reconcile the guy he knew with the man in the bed.” Or “to the man in the bed.” There are other factors involved for that particular decision.

Proofreading, spell and grammar check, and punctuation are your friends. Proofreading what you have written is hard, but if you will charge for what you have written, hire a proofreader.

Or maybe I’m just overly picky.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s