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10 Commonly Misunderstood Words in English


If you're not sure about a word, look it up.

If you’re not sure about a word, look it up.

Here’s a helpful blog to help you brush up on your vocabulary. That’s always a good exercise.

10 Commonly Misunderstood Words in English.

I’m going to add a couple of words to the list.

Dearth: I’ve heard people use it to mean a full complement or lots of something. In fact, it means a scarcity or lack of.

Irregardless: Doesn’t exist. Use “regardless.”

What misuses are your pet peeves?

Best Wishes,

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Author: Kellyann Zuzulo

I'm a published author with Boroughs Publishing Group. My genie romance, The Genie Ignites, is available wherever ebooks are sold and in select copper lamps. The Christmas Bottle is a Lunchbox Romance available for 75 cents from the publisher or 99 cents for Amazon's Kindle.

2 thoughts on “10 Commonly Misunderstood Words in English

  1. Not so much a word that is misused but more of a phrase. Footballers who say ‘You know what I mean?’ in post match interviews, usually thrown in the middle of every second sentence.

    No, I don’t know what you mean BECAUSE YOU’RE STILL ANSWERING THE QUESTION!

    • I know what you mean! ;)
      And as far as an overused word in the U.S., “like” would definitely have to go on the list. It’s, like, extra words for no reason. Like, I guess it’s better than “um.”

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