Remembering Jane Straus | May 18, 1954—February 25, 2011 | Author of the original Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
A school district official was quoted as saying, "We have been appraised of all the relevant issues." Bad choice. The word appraise means "to decide the value of." The gentleman clearly meant apprised, which means "informed."
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