Quiz: You could care less: Phrases you've been saying wrong Quiz
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You could care less: Phrases you've been saying wrong Quiz
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

Do you pride yourself on being the one in your group of friends who actually knows how to use the English language? If you are a card-carrying member of the grammar police, then this is the quiz for you. We've put together 35 of the most challenging phrases that many people use incorrectly. Can you get them all right?

Ok, so let's start with the elephant in the room.... could you, or couldn't you, care less? Let's think about it. If you could care less, then you still have some caring to do. If you couldn't care less, then you've reached the depth of your caring. So, if you're following us, the correct phrase is you "couldn't care less," as in you're all out of caring. Easy, right?

Here's another one... is it a "moot" or a "mute" point? Both "moot" and "mute" are actual words, but it's their meanings that help us understand the correct usage of the phrase. The word "mute" means "silent," and the word "moot" means "debatable" or "doubtful." So, the correct phrase is "it's a moot point." Have you been saying it wrong?

If you pride yourself on knowing which of these is correct and which is incorrect, take this quiz to find out if you really know as much as you think you do.



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