premise vs premises : Common Errors in English

About premise vs premises

Some people suppose that since “premises” has a plural form, a singlehouse or other piece of property must be a “premise,” but that word isreserved for use as a term in logic meaning something assumed or takenas given in making an argument. Your lowly one-room shack is still yourpremises.

premise Meaning(s)

  • (n) a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
  • (v) set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
  • (v) furnish with a preface or introduction
  • (v) take something as preexisting and given

premises Meaning(s)

  • (n) land and the buildings on it

premise in News

  1. Watch Seth Rogen & Jimmy Fallon Bake Pot Brownies Using Only Mannequin Hands

    The premise: Early in his career, Seth Rogen starred on a Canadian soap opera about a weed shop, on which Jimmy Fallon had a guest spot as a customer looking for the right kind of doobage. The only problem was Rogen was a bit of self concious and didn't want to use his pale, doughy arms in any of the shots, so he used mannequin arms instead, and forced the entire cast to do the same. The result ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Zimbio

  2. This Is the End ( 2013 )

    The most popular movies among NYTimes.com readers. The premise of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s new movie — a foul-mouthed, good-natured “Funny or Die” sketch stretched to feature length and garnished with special effects — is that the apocalypse is here.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New York Times

  3. Some Other Terrible Ideas for the Premise of the 'Purge' Sequel

    Unsurprisingly, the cheapo horror success The Purge, which earned $36.4 million on a $3 budget this past weekend, will be getting a sequel. That was inevitable, pure profit is hard to resist. But what will a sequel for this movie look like, given its particularly ludicrous premise? Let's offer some suggestions.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

premises in News

  1. AT&T to hire 770 new employees in Texas

    DALLAS -- AT&T announced Wednesday they are bringing 770 new jobs to North Texas. The jobs are primarily call center positions, retail jobs, and premises technicians, and the majority are full-time with benefits, according to a company press release. “AT&T employs more than 35,000 Texans, and it is an exciting time to start a career with a leading company in one of the most dynamic industries in ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  2. Tiburon, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Jonathan Huberman as Chief Executive Officer

    Tiburon, Inc., the industry's leading provider of public safety and security software for secure cloud and on-premises solutions, today announced that Jonathan Huberman, the Company's interim President ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Kaseya to Sponsor Gartner IT Infrastrure & Operations Management Summit

    Kaseya, the only vendor to provide a complete IT service management on-premises and cloud solution, today announced its silver sponsorship of the upcoming Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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