A dozen vocabulary guides,Â hundreds of books and thousands of magazines later, we are still flummoxed by the English language.
So the dictionary and thesaurus are our constant companions.
Lately, we’ve noticed that the word proactive is being wrongly used here (by at least two comment-posters). It’s being incorrectly used as a synonym for useful.
The most common – and correct – meaning of proactive is acting in anticipation of future problems, needs or changes.
Here’s an example of the correct use of proactive:
In the perilous journey of life, it’s better to be proactive than reactive.