expressed vs express : Common Errors in English

About expressed vs express

One of the meanings of “express” is “explicit”: “Izaak claimed that his old boss had given him express permission to shop on eBay for fishing rods during work hours.” Some people feel the word should be “expressed,” and that form is not likely to get anyone into trouble; but if you use it you should not presume to correct others who stick with the traditional form: “express permission” (or orders, or mandate, or whatever).

expressed Meaning(s)

  • (s) communicated in words
  • (a) precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication

express Meaning(s)

  • (n) mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
  • (n) public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
  • (n) rapid transport of goods
  • (v) give expression to
  • (v) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
  • (v) serve as a means for expressing something
  • (v) indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
  • (v) manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
  • (v) obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
  • (v) send by rapid transport or special messenger service
  • (s) not tacit or implied
  • (s) without unnecessary stops
  • (r) by express

expressed in News

  1. The Force not always with Star Wars

    Since I expressed displeasure last month with Star Wars and the cultural expectation that we know and care all about it, I've received a steady stream of letters offering critiques of my viewpoint, although "critique" may be too delicate a word for some of the sentiments expressed therein.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. EU worried by violence in Turkey, calls for inquiries

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union expressed concern on Wednesday about Turkish government action to clear Istanbul's Taksim Square of protesters overnight, when police fired tear gas into a crowd of thousands. Top EU officials also called on Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government to investigate cases of excessive use of force and to hold those responsible to account. Riot police used ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Disparate views expressed at Brainerd town hall session

    Brainerd residents who turned out Monday night to consider the city's future expressed support for specific priorities the Brainerd City Council identified, but also voiced frustration at government spending.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Brainerd Dispatch

express in News

  1. American Express Company at Morgan Stanley Financials Conference (Transcript)

    American Express Company (AXP) Morgan Stanley Financials Conference Call June 12, 2013 03:00 PM ET Executives Ed Gilligan Analysts Betsy Graseck - Morgan Stanley Presentation Question-and-Answer Session ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Seeking Alpha (Transcripts) via Yahoo! Finance

  2. American Express' Management Presents at Morgan Stanley Financials Conference - Transcript

    American Express Company (AXP) Morgan Stanley Financials Conference June 12, 2013 09:45 AM ET Executives Edward P. Gilligan - President Analysts Betsy Graseck - Morgan Stanley Presentation Betsy Graseck ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Seeking Alpha (Transcripts) via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Express To Present At Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference; Webcast At 9:15 AM ET

    Express To Present At Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference; Webcast At 9:15 AM ET
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

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