A few weeks ago, Clella shared "10 Elementary Errors" - when we use the wrong words in our writing.
Shortly after reading her post, my newspaper editor sent out a link to a fun article about "15 Commonly Misspelled Phrases." Here is the link to test if you are guilty of any of them.
The ones I miss most often was "baited/bated" breath and "chomping/champing" at the bit.
Other phrases I know I am guilty of misusing are:
Wrong: "It's a mute point."
Correct: "It's a moot point."
Wrong: "I could care less."
Correct: "I couldn't care less."
I wasn't sure if which way was correct:
Tow the line or toe the line. Had to look it up:
Answer: Toe the line.
Did I whet/wet your appetite?
Pique/peek/peak your interest?
And rack/wrack your brain for more editing?
For all intents and purposes (not intensive purposes) that was the theme of this blog post.
What words/phrases do you struggle with?