Language Tip 5 (2014-15)

The frequent confusing of “depressing” and “depressive” is depressing and it will soon turn us into depressives.

In plain English: “depressing” is the (oft-used) adjective, “depressive” the (seldom-used) noun.

If you want to say you’re feeling a little down or blue or glum, just say “depressed.”

(Admittedly, “depressive” also exists as an adjective, but it’s used almost exclusively in medical contexts.)

Jason Blake and Dr. Monika Kavalir

(Skupno 31 obiskov, današnjih obiskov 1)
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