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Feb 17, 2017

Some Very Correct but Totally Wrong Expressions You Should Avoid.

One stupid question some ignorant youths will ask is 'who English Epp (who has the English Language helped)?' This question is mostly asked by those who are not fully grounded in the language and as such, tend to cover their ignorance with this question, especially when you try telling them their errors while making use of the language. My dear, learning is a continuous process. Until death, we continue to learn.

Today I will be showing you 'some very correct but totally wrong expressions' you should consciously avoid. I used the phrase 'consciously avoid' because you've been making use of these expressions but never knew they are wrong expressions:

1. Please join the books together.
To join simply means bringing together, thus; there is no need of adding 'together' to the expression. Adding 'together' to the expression only makes it tautological. You can say, 'Please join the books' or 'please put the books together.'

2. Android phones are more better than symbian phones.
The phrase 'more better' is totally unacceptable. 'More' is used to show the comparative forms of irregular adjectives (adjectives that don't take the regular 'er' and 'est' forms to form their comparative and superlative forms respectively) e.g. handsome= more handsome (comp form) = most handsome (supl form).

Although it is an irregular adjective, 'better' is already in its comparative form. It is the comparative form of 'good.' Therefore, adding 'more' to it is very dangerous. However, you can say 'Much better' if you really want to emphasize a point, otherwise you say, 'Android phones are better than symbian phones.'

3. The tap is rushing
A tap does not rush but runs. Where is it rushing to? You can say, 'The tap is running.' Check meaning of 'rushing' and 'running' and you will understand what I mean.

4. It's a little bit small
'Lol! Only you 'little' 'bit' and 'small.' Na wa oh!' Instead of combining them like a mass choir, you can simply say, 'It's a bit small' or 'It's a bit little.'

'a bit' is a phrase which means 'to an extent' or ' to a certain degree.'



Tammy Reuben Is A Graduate Of English And Literary Studies Whose Love For Teaching English As A Second Language And Providing Students With Useful Educational And Secular Information Resulted In The Creation Of This Blog.