Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Sheila Says: Time For Grammar Lessons

Here are five more common phrases we get wrong all the time . . .

  1.  “For all intensive purposes.”  It’s really “for all INTENTS and purposes.”
  2.  “Nip it in the butt.”  The correct phrase is “nip it in the BUD,” like a flower bud.
  3.  “One in the same.”  Wrong, it’s “one AND the same,” which means two things are alike.
  4.  “Case and point.”  The correct way to say it is, “case IN point.” It’s like saying, “Here’s an example of the point I’m trying to make.”
  5.  “I could care less.”  If you say it like that, you’re really saying you DO care about something.  The correct phrase is, “I COULDN’T care less.”

    Class dismissed.

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