English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 1.  ALL RIGHT  vs.  ALRIGHT             It is  not  all right to...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 2.  A LOT  vs.  ALOT  vs.  ALLOT             A lot  of people ma...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 3.  ALL TOGETHER  vs.  ALTOGETHER              Which you choose ...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 4.  AMOUNT  vs.  NUMBER             Detergent comes in  amounts ...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 4.  AMOUNT  vs.  NUMBER  Similarly, things that are numbered mus...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 5.  DUE TO             Due to  is properly used only after a  li...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 6.  EQUALLY AS             The phrase  equally as  is redundant....
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 7.  EVERY DAY  vs.  EVERYDAY              Everyday  is an adject...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 7.  EVERY DAY  vs.  EVERYDAY              Every day  is an adver...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 8.  FROM WHENCE  vs.  WHENCE             Whence  means "fro...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 8.  FROM WHENCE  vs.  WHENCE             ~Correct:  Send him bac...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 9.  PORE OVER  vs.  POUR OVER              When you intently stu...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 10.  IRREGARDLESS  vs.  REGARDLESS             Simply put,  irre...
English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors www.upcatreview.com Source:  GrammarTips.HomeStead.com should be...
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  1. 1. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 1. ALL RIGHT vs. ALRIGHT            It is not all right to use "alright." In fact, you might even say it is "alwrong," and that if you make this error you are "alwet." www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  2. 2. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 2. A LOT vs. ALOT vs. ALLOT            A lot of people make the mistake of writing alot when they mean a lot . Try not to be one of those people, because "alot" is not a word. There is, however, such a word as "allot," as in this sentence: I will allot you each twenty tickets to sell. www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  3. 3. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 3. ALL TOGETHER vs. ALTOGETHER            Which you choose will depend on what you mean: She just wanted to get the group all together on one side of the room to have their picture taken, but her tone of voice was altogether too bossy and self-important, so everyone ignored her. www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  4. 4. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 4. AMOUNT vs. NUMBER            Detergent comes in amounts . People come in numbers . Don't talk about a large amount of people, or books, or pencils, or anything else that can be counted. If something is measured rather than counted, then it comes in amounts. There is a large amount of snow on the ground, but there are a large number of trees in the forest. www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  5. 5. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 4. AMOUNT vs. NUMBER Similarly, things that are numbered must be described as being more or fewer , not more or less .       ~Correct: There are fewer people in Kansas than in Pennsylvania. ~Incorrect: There are less people in Kansas than in  Pennsylvania. www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  6. 6. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 5. DUE TO            Due to is properly used only after a linking verb . ~Correct :   Her high fever was due to a strep infection. ~Incorrect : Due to a strep infection, she had a high fever. ~Incorrect:   She had a high fever due to a strep infection. www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  7. 7. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 6. EQUALLY AS            The phrase equally as is redundant. Use one or the other but not both.            ~ Margaret and Louise were equally responsible.            ~ Margaret was as responsible as Louise.            ~ This rule is as valid as the other.            ~ These two rules are equally valid. . www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  8. 8. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 7. EVERY DAY vs. EVERYDAY            Everyday is an adjective, meaning "ordinary" or "commonplace," as in " everyday people" or " everyday occurrence.” www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  9. 9. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 7. EVERY DAY vs. EVERYDAY            Every day is an adverbial phrase identifying how often something takes place: You seem to get up on the wrong side of the bed every day . . www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  10. 10. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 8. FROM WHENCE vs. WHENCE            Whence means "from where." Therefore, from whence is a redundancy, meaning "from from where.” www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  11. 11. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 8. FROM WHENCE vs. WHENCE            ~Correct: Send him back whence he came.            ~Incorrect:   Send him back from whence he came. . www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  12. 12. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 9. PORE OVER vs. POUR OVER            When you intently study a book, you pore over it. If you pour over it, you are going to have a soggy book . www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  13. 13. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors 10. IRREGARDLESS vs. REGARDLESS            Simply put, irregardless is not a word. It is a blend of regardless and irrespective of .      ~Regardless of what he meant to say, the effect of his careless remark was to hurt a child's feelings. www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com
  14. 14. English Item 06-09 Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors www.upcatreview.com Source: GrammarTips.HomeStead.com should be “ regardless ”

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