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editpaperBeing both Affluent and Fluent in Life

Affluent and fluent are more often confused these days. People have been known to say that “He is affluent in Spanish,” when they really mean, “He is fluent in Spanish.”

The two words do have very similar meanings from their Latin roots: fluere means “to flow” and affluere, “to flow toward.” So to be fluent means that the words flow easily from your mouth!

To be affluent means that the money flows easily towards your bank account! Be careful to use these two common words correctly in your writing.


(October 24, 2010)

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