Language and grammar pet peeves

Jemima23

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What are some of your biggest language and grammar pet peeves?
"I could care less", "irregardless", "could of", "your" instead of "you're", etc.

Interestingly, I've noticed that native English speakers make these mistakes even more often than ESL students (in my experience).
 

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Absolutely.
 

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"[Quite] literally" when it's not.
Starting random sentences with "So".
Pronouncing "nuclear" as "nucular". I've heard this from several news broadcasters, who really should know better.
 

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“Him and I went to the store.” :oops:
 

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Please contact Helen or myself ... :eek:
 

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"[Quite] literally" when it's not.
Starting random sentences with "So".
Pronouncing "nuclear" as "nucular". I've heard this from several news broadcasters, who really should know better.
Just googled it, and it appears to be a common mispronunciation. I've never heard this one!
 

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'For all intensive purposes. . .'
 

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“If I was a rich man…”
 

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It was 3am in the morning.
 

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I for one have no problem with that. Peeve all you want while I drink your tears. 🙂
If you was here, I'd disagree with you! And then we would drink a couple of Molson beers! ;)
 

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Tossed high into the sky, the dog caught the Frisbee.
 
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