40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

English is a pretty tricky language! In a world where people get simple things like there, their and they’re wrong, it is hard to imagine what other blunders we make while writing. I found this wonderful piece by Jeff Haden that covers most of the words we should take caution before using. Confusing them with their close cousins could totally change the meaning of what you intended to say!

40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb.

Let me know which one’s are your favourite ones or your pet peeves!


  1. Criteria – Criterion and Elicit- Illicit are two pair of words which I do use incorrectly at times. Though, thank you so much for the article ma’am. It did help me to rectify my vocabulary as well.

    1. Thanks you so much, Deepanjan! For reading and leaving your valuable comments. I am glad the article helped you learn something new. Keep reading to know more about business communication, soft skills and a lot more!

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