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11 everyday phrases you might be saying incorrectly

The English language can be tricky.

Homophones — words that sound alike but are spelled differently — aren’t the only trap to avoid. People often use a word in place of one that sounds similar.

These malapropisms often have the unfortunate effect of making the speaker seem ignorant.

Read below to see 11 examples of words and phrases that often come out incorrectly.

1. For all ‘intents and purposes’ not for all ‘intensive purposes’

If you say “for all intensive purposes,” you mean “for all these very thorough purposes,” which doesn’t make any sense.

On the other hand, “for all intents and purposes” means “for read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com