Quiz: Do You Know These Commonly Used Words That Aren't Actually Words?
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Do You Know These Commonly Used Words That Aren't Actually Words?
By: Annette
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About This Quiz

How well did you do in English class? Are you a grammar nazi? Does the internet drive you nuts with the prevalence of misused words? Same here! Let's find out if you can ace this quiz.

We're on the fence about whether or not we approve of all of the new words that are included in the dictionary each year... ok, that's not entirely true. 

We don't always agree, but nobody asked us. You might be on our side, and rather that many of these words not have been included in a permanent recording of usable words in the English language, but there they are, regardless. In addition to the words that make it into each revised edition of the dictionary, some words are used every day that just aren't words. Let's go over a few of them.

If you are a card-carrying member of the grammar police, you're going to know these words already, but even if you pride yourself on your ability to communicate correctly in English, some of these words are so commonly misused that you may have been abusing them all along and not realize it. We'll forgive you, but please check yourself next time you find yourself uttering one of these travesties.

Let's get started.


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