perspective vs prospective : Common Errors in English

About perspective vs prospective

“Perspective” has to do with sight, as in painting, and is usually a noun. “Prospective” generally has to do with the future (compare with “What are your prospects, young man?”) and is usually an adjective. But beware: there is also a rather old-fashioned but fairly common meaning of the word “prospect” that has to do with sight: “as he climbed the mountain, a vast prospect opened up before him.”

perspective Meaning(s)

  • (n) a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
  • (n) the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer

prospective Meaning(s)

  • (a) of or concerned with or related to the future

perspective in News

  1. A Logger's Perspective to be held June 22

    GALENA — A Logger's Perspective, a program on felling and skidding trees, will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 22 at Larry and Sally Priske's tree farm, 4700 N. Council Hill Road, Galena.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Journal-Standard

  2. The essential Ed Reed news for Texans fans

    From a talk radio perspective, and just fan curiosity, it was interesting to learn from Ed Reed’s meeting with the media the detailed time table of when he learned of his injury and how he thought it was caused (Tom Brady’s kick! News!) You can fin...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. My Positive Perspective and Take it to the Streets Broadcast Episode on Forming Relationships between the Community ...

    On June 10, 2013, My Positive Perspective aired an episode with Jesse Williams, founder of Take it to the Streets, on how to improve the education and livelihood of children and adults in the Charleston area community. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10818886.htm
    on June 11, 2013 Source: PRWeb

prospective in News

  1. Prospective buyer signs letter of intent to buy PNJ building

    A prospective buyer has signed a letter of intent to buy the News Journal building, President and Publisher Kevin Doyle said in a note to newspaper staff on Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Pensacola News Journal

  2. Prospective buyer eyes News Journal building

    A prospective buyer has signed a letter of intent to buy the News Journal building, President and Publisher Kevin Doyle said in a note to newspaper staff on Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Pensacola News Journal

  3. Some Prospective Jurors Have Views on Zimmerman Case

    Prospective jurors for the trial of George Zimmerman in Florida are making it clear that they've heard a lot about the case, but that isn't necessarily disqualifying them.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: KTVN Reno

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