Fill in the blanks with the words lieu or view.
(A fictional speech by a school Principal...)
"Good morning, school. We are proud to announce that our Bowling team has, for the first time in our school's history, won the National Championship!
In _______ of this happy news, we will declare this Friday a school holiday for everyone!
We will now give out the prizes to the Bowling team. As you know, usually, each team member receives a medal and the entire team receives a trophy on behalf of the school.
This year, however, the Championship Bowling committee is doing it differently. In _______ of the medals and trophy, they will each receive a brand new set of bowling equipment, including a customised bowling ball and shoes!
Let's put our hands together to congratulate the team once again!
Like in yesterday's nugget, the words 'lieu' and 'view' are similar in pronunciation, often used in the phrase 'in...of', and also often confused, especially by adults in work e-mails.
If you've been confused before by these two words also, here's a quick clarification for you:
In lieu of means... in place of something, or, instead of something.
In view of means... because of something, or, in consideration of something.
So the answers to the "quiz" above would be:
In view of this happy news, we will declare this Friday a school holiday for everyone!
In lieu of the medals and trophy, they will each receive a brand new set of bowling equipment, including a customized bowling ball and shoes!
Now you know which word to use, depending on what you are trying to say!