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Wrong Way Phrases

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Today we have common phrases that we all say the wrong way. Check out some of our favorite...in today's ‘The List':    

  1. ON accident vs. BY accident: You can do something on purpose, but not on accident.
  2. STATUE of limitations vs. STATUTE of limitations: A statue of course is an object like a sculpture....statute is a law or rule...and the correct usage.
  3. "For all intensive purposes" vs. "For all intents and purposes": You may feel very strongly and intense about your purpose, but the correct phrase means that you are covering all possibilities and circumstances.
  4. "He did good" vs. "He did well": Use "well" as an adverb (words used to describe verbs) and "good" as an adjective (words used to describe nouns). The dog runs well or He is a good dog.
  5. EXTRACT revenge vs. EXACT revenge: When you extract something, you're taking it out of something else. When you exact onto something, you're dishing it out.
  6. "I'm giving you leadway" vs. "I'm giving you leeway": Leadway actually isn't even a word. Leeway means extra space and freedom.
  7. Expresso vs. Espresso: There's no such drink with an "x", the drink you're trying to order is an espresso.
  8. Momento vs. Memento: Momento isn't a word. A memento is a keepsake.
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