10 Wrong Phrases That Most People Unknowingly Say

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Here are the wrong phrases that most people say

There are several wrong phrases that most of the people unknowingly say as they strike a conversation with other people.

Here are the examples.

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1. I could care less
CORRECT: I couldn’t care less.
It means that you really don’t care.
EXAMPLE: When someone says that your ex-boyfriend is already dating someone else, you say, “I couldn’t care less.”

2. Could of, should of
CORRECT: Could have, should have
These are modal verbs, along with would have, and are often spoken as could’ve, would’ve, should’ve. Some are mishearing these phrases.
EXAMPLE: I could have said that nasty word in front of her.

3. By purpose, on accident
CORRECT: On purpose, by accident
There is no specific role on this one but on purpose, by accident is widely accepted.
EXAMPLE: “I left my umbrella at home on purpose.” ; “I tripped by accident.”

4. You have another thing coming
CORRECT: You have another think coming
It is another example of a misheard phrase. It’s a way of saying that someone’s opinion is incorrect.
EXAMPLE: “If that’s what you think, then you have another think coming.”

5. Slight of hand
CORRECT: Sleight of hand
It is an idiom that means using trickery or deceit. Many people misspelled the “sleight” to “slight”
EXAMPLE: “Magicians use sleights of hand when they’re performing their magic.”

6. One in the same
CORRECT: One and the same
It is used to denote that two things are identical or the same thing.
EXAMPLE: “The authors Stephen King and Richard Bachman are one and the same.”

7. Wet your appetite
CORRECT: Whet your appetite
It means to entice or to get someone interested in something.
EXAMPLE: The food looks great and it whets your appetite.

8. [X] and myself
CORRECT: [X] and me, [X] and I
Some people are confused when to use “I” and “me” so they use “myself” instead.
Based on fluentu.com, you can take note of these sentences:
“Sam and I went to the park.” – divided into two sentences: “Sam went to the park. I also went to the park.”
“The photographer took a picture of Sam and me.” – divided into two sentences: “The photographer took a picture of Sam. The photographer took a picture of me.”

9. Waiting on
CORRECT: Waiting for
Waiting for is used in a situation when you standing around doing nothing
EXAMPLE: “I’m waiting for my friend to arrive.”
If you are working in a restaurant you say, ” I’m waiting on my friend.”

10. For all intensive purposes
CORRECT: For all intents and purposes
It means for every practical or important reason.
EXAMPLE: This coat is, for all intents and purposes, ruined.

READ ALSO: 15 Commonly Mispronounced Words In The English Language

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