Latin Phrases You Should Know

There are many Latin phrases you should know as a writer. We use them every day and it’s a good idea to know exactly what they mean.

We use many of them in everyday spoken and written English. Examples include memo, alibi, agenda, veto, alias, via, and affidavit.

We also use Latin abbreviations like i.e. and etc.

Some phrases have become second nature and we use them all the time. Examples include: bona fide (literally “in good faith”), persona non grata (“unwelcome person”), vice versa (“position turned”), carpe diem (“seize the day”), and quid pro quo (“something for something,” “this for that”).

Use this list to make sure you know theses common Latin phrases.

Latin Phrases You Should Know

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Posted on: 24th December 2012
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