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Grammar and Usage Lesson #56 CCSS.ELA–LITERACY.L. 1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Non-standard English Commonly Misused Words. Following are commonly misused words :

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Grammar and Usage Lesson #56

CCSS.ELA–LITERACY.L. 1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Non-standard English Commonly Misused Words


  • Following are commonly misused words:

  • Additions: We should say anyway, not anyways. We should say toward, not towards.

  • Deletions: We should say used to, not use to. We should say nothing, not nothin’. something, not somethin’, and anything, not anythin’.

  • Example: I used to play guitar.

  • Misused Phrases: We should say I couldn’t care less, not I could care less. We should say once in a while, not once and a while. We should say any more, not no more. We should say could have, not could of. And no would of, should of, might of.


Practice

I could care less if you put somethin’ towards the balance of the loan. That amount doesn’t matter much anyways.


Practice

I could care less if you put something towards the balance of the loan. That amount doesn’t matter much anyways.

Practice Answers

I couldn’tcare less if you put something toward the balance of the loan. That amount doesn’t matter much anyway.


Writing Application

Write your own sentence using a commonly misused phrase.


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