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"Sculpture" Versus "Sculptor"

By
Mignon Fogarty

  by Mignon Fogarty

 Beth J. pointed out a funny spelling error in a brochure that referred to "our featured speaker ... Susan (F.) who is a stone sculpture." 

That would be a pretty boring talk! A sculpture is a piece of art; a sculptor is a person who makes sculptures. Both words come from a Latin word that means "to carve."

 

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About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show.

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