Correct & Incorrect Words

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What common phrases should I avoid?

Correct & Incorrect Words

afterwards ("afterward" is correct)
come and see me ("come to see me" is correct)
in route ("en route" is correct)
irregardless ("regardless" is correct)
more importantly ("more important" is correct 99% of the time)
secondly, thirdly (use "second," "third," etc.)
towards ("toward" is correct)

   

Comments

3/29/2007 11:12:06 AM
Pashupati Koirala said:

I am confused that which word is correct. I have taught the word secondly, thirdly are also used to write in academic style. In my opinion, both style should be correct according to position of structure.


2/3/2009 9:44:13 PM
Rod Cathey said:

Jewlery: incorrect; Jewelry: correct
Why use "orientate" when it means exactly the same thing as "orient?"


8/4/2011 12:15:02 PM
Julie J said:

Boy
I needed this!!
Thank you


1/6/2012 2:58:22 PM
Luke said:

Actually, "towards" and "afterwards" are perfectly correct. The -s form merely being more popular in British English, and the 'esless' form being more popular in American English.




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