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    Definitely phase and faze. I see it all the time. I think people think that "phase" looks more correct.

    I don't know if this counts, but people often say they did a complete 360 instead of a complete 180.
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    i am in complete agreeance! i sea people making to many mistakes - their all doing it! nobody knows they're grammer anymore! its the principal of the matter!
    its beyond my apprehension... it literally makes my head explode.
    irregardless of what you may think, this problem effects us all.

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    Your wright.
    Me talks good English. The goodest.
    Between you and I, this problem is just exasperated by people who make two many Miss Takes. I feel exacerbated by it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher View Post
    i am in complete agreeance! i sea people making to many mistakes - their all doing it! nobody knows they're grammer anymore! its the principal of the matter!
    its beyond my apprehension... it literally makes my head explode.
    irregardless of what you may think, this problem effects us all.
    I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle and here is my spout. Every time I steam up, I give a shout. Just tip me over and pour me out.

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    "between you and I" *thin high scream*

    I feel exacerbated by it, too, now that you mention it!

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    "One foul swoop" instead of "one fell swoop". It's not often you get to use "fell" as an adjective, don't butcher the opportunity!

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    A lot of people don't know the difference between then and than. It is jarring when reading sometimes because you see someone say "I would rather do X then Y" which sounds like they want to do both things in that order. But what they really mean is they prefer X instead of Y and they don't want to do Y at all. Sometimes you can't tell what they really mean until a few sentences later when they are bashing on Y.

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    When people use "flush out" for "flesh out."

    One means to get rid of or to discard as waste; the other means to develop or add substance.

    Example: "I'd like to flush out this novel outline."

    Perhaps the novel outline does deserve flushing, but I'm pretty sure that's not what you meant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    I don't know if this counts, but people often say they did a complete 360 instead of a complete 180.
    I sometimes do complete 360s...
    Your kisses, sweeter than honey. But guess what, so is my money.

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    I got into an argument recently over the phrase "tide you over". My mother was insisting it was "tie you over". She wouldn't believe it was tide, because that "doesn't make sense". And to "tie" someone over apparently does.

    That "complete 360" thing never gets old for me. I love how it means the exact opposite of what the speaker intended.

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    Mixing "then" and "than" is one of my pet hates. I even see it in official documents on the internet.

    "then" - thing to do with time and sequence (e.g. He walked then ran.)
    "than" - comparative (e.g. I am better than you!)


    * ahh stalemate already mentioned...

    Quote Originally Posted by stalemate View Post
    A lot of people don't know the difference between then and than. It is jarring when reading sometimes because you see someone say "I would rather do X then Y" which sounds like they want to do both things in that order. But what they really mean is they prefer X instead of Y and they don't want to do Y at all. Sometimes you can't tell what they really mean until a few sentences later when they are bashing on Y.
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