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    Using the Right Word: conscience, conscious

    Friday, November 06, 2009

    A conscience gives one the capacity to know right from wrong. Conscious means "awake or alert, not sleeping or comatose."

    Your conscience will guide you.
    Mr. Kreutz needs two cups of coffee to be fully conscious at this hour.

    (From Write for Business, page 228, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 40)