10 Wrong Phrases That Most People Unknowingly Say


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.

wrong phrases

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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