Have you ever said something that you thought was right but it was actually wrong? Maybe you’ve heard other people say it so frequently that it just seemed right. Or perhaps it sounded correct so you just went along with it, thinking that it must be okay. Well I’ve embarrassed myself by using incorrect words or phrases before. Sometimes others corrected me & sometimes I ended up finding out the “hard way”.
Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly misused phrases and let me know if you’ve ever used any of them –
- For all intensive purposes – I haven’t met one person yet who hasn’t gotten this wrong at some point in their life. The real statement should be “for all intentsandpurposes” but if you say it too quickly “intents and” becomes “intensive.” Just try saying it & you’ll see what I mean…
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