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Common Errors in English Usage

English can be a hard language to learn and even harder language to master ““ even for native speakers.

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In this hyper-connected world we live in, good communication skills are more important than ever.

Fortunately, there’s a book and website to highlight the most common errors in English.

Some are obvious (your/you’re), others are not so obvious (ATM machine).

And there’s my personal favorite: “irregardless.”

What’s wrong with “irregardless:”

Regardless of what you have heard, “irregardless” is a redundancy. The suffix “-less” on the end of the word already makes the word negative. It doesn’t need the negative prefix “ir-“ added to make it even more negative.