The 9 most commonly misused words and phrases

There is a dichotomy between a clichéd writing style and honing in on simplistic, pleasing writing.

Yes, that is an awful introduction, for a number of reasons.

Let's explain why: Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explored the most common words and phrases people misuse in his book The Sense of Style.

He identified a number of common mistakes, some of which featured previously in this article (and probably throughout too).

Here are a few of our favourites:

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