right of passage vs rite of passage : Common Errors in English

About right of passage vs rite of passage

The more common phrase is “rite of passage"—a ritual one goes throughto move on to the next stage of life. Learning how to work thecombination on a locker is a rite of passage for many entering middleschool students. A “right of passage” would be the right to travelthrough a certain territory, but you are unlikely to have any use forthe phrase.

rite of passage Meaning(s)

  • (n) a ritual performed in some cultures at times when an individual changes status (as from adolescence to adulthood)

right of passage in News

  • Anxious moments crossing Huey P. Long Bridge are recalled

    Crossing the Huey P. Long Bridge was a right of passage to earn a driver's license for many folks. Trying to stay in a narrow inside lane, while cars were whizzing past and a long train was lumbering overhead, was...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

rite of passage in News

  1. Around Del Norte: 5th grade 'Oscars'

    Mary Peacock event; Grad Night party; fireworks cleanup It can be tough moving on from grade school to middle school. The 51 “graduating” fifth-graders at Mary Peacock Elementary School and their parents made this rite of passage a little easier by going Hollywood with their “Fifth Grade Finale.” The stage of the school’s multipurpose room was decorated with gold and black balloons Friday ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Daily Triplicate

  2. Thurston County’s ‘Party Prevention Patrol’ busts underage drinkers

    OLYMPIA –It’s a summertime rite of passage that can turn dangerous, even deadly. Graduation season can be fun, but police say at parties there is often underage drinking. In Thurston County, the Party Prevention Patrol is out to put a …
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Q13 FOX Seattle

  3. Henry Cavill Got Superhero Advice from Chris Hemsworth for 'The Man of Steel'

    (Getty | Bauer Griffin) Playing a superhero on the big screen is like a rite of passage, a secret club for actors. Chris Hemsworth has already proven he's got the muscle, brawn, and acting chops to conjure up a mean God of Thunder in Thor , The Avengers , and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World . So, if you were gearing up to play the comic book world's most notorious and well-known character, why ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Zimbio

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