January 25th, 2013

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Blast from the Past: reign and rein

Today we are revisiting when to use reign versus rein, a topic ably covered by verilyverity in this past post.

As verilyverity described, with excellent examples, reign means to rule or prevail and rein means to control (as one controls a horse with reins). However "rule" and "control" aren't all that dissimilar, and horse-riding knowledge is arcane enough that it's worth trying a few additional tricks to remember which one is correct.

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