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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    33rd:

    It was your superbowl.

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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    Where was this on National Grammar Day?



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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    I will be honest, I always screw this one up:

    2. Affect/Effect- The way you “affect” someone can have an “effect” on them. “Affect” is usually a verb and “Effect” is a noun.

    I do not use either word anymore.


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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    I would like to add "supposively" and "supposebly" to the list, both of which drive me crazy.


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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    I'll be honest too. I didn't know this.

    3. Alright- If you use “alright,” go to the chalkboard and write “Alright is not a word” 100 times



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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    I'll be honest too. I didn't know this.

    3. Alright- If you use “alright,” go to the chalkboard and write “Alright is not a word” 100 times
    I wasn't aware of that one either, I say that all the time.


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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    7. Could Of- Of the 32 mistakes on this list, this is the one that bothers me most. It’s “could have” not “could of.” When you hear people talking, they’re saying “could’ve.” Got it?

    This one gets abused badly on here, and it is infuriating.




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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    16. Inflammable- Don’t let the prefix confuse you, if something is inflammable it can catch on fire
    Inflammable means flammable? Who knew?



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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    take / bring

    Discuss...


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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    I wasn't aware of that one either, I say that all the time.
    I guess what you are saying is all right...


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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    Reading that made me feel like a ******* *******



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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    regardless / irregardless


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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    I would add, "I could not care less" Most people forget the "not" and just say, "I could care less" not really expressing the intended meaning.



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    Re: 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

    Any list without irregardless is incomplete. It is just regardless.

    I couldn't find the clip on youtube but Stewie threatens to consign anyone who uses irregardless to a work camp. I think of that every time I read or hear someone say irregardless.



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