COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS AND PHRASES
English is a funny language with lots of words and phrases that can easily confuse people if you don’t know them or if English isn’t your first language.
Here are 20 examples sourced from various places on the net. They can help you in many ways. If you’re a writer, they can help you avoid mistakes.
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For the purpose of avoiding confusion, American English is used where appropriate.
Another thing coming vs Another think coming.
Nip it in the butt vs Nip it in the bud.
I could care less vs I couldn’t care less.
On accident vs By accident.
You’ve got another thing coming vs You’ve got another think coming.
Each one worse than the the next vs Each one worse than the last.
Hone in vs Home in.
First-come, first-serve vs first-come, first-served.
Wet your Appetite vs Whet your appetite.
Slight of hand vs Sleight of hand.
Statue of limitations vs Statute of limitations.
Conversating vs Conversing.
Brother in laws vs Brothers-in-law.
Phaze vs Faze.
Sneak peak vs Sneak peek.
Peak my interest vs Pique my interest.
Extract revenge vs Exact revenge.
He did good vs He did well.
Momento vs Memento.
Jive with vs Jibe with.