Have you ever walked around with something in your teeth all day, smiling brightly at everyone you pass? It's beyond humiliating — and, sadly, there's a verbal equivalent.
There's a huge chance you've been confidently throwing around some often-used phrases, but saying them totally wrong. About 17 common sayings exist in the English language that people are constantly mispronouncing — and unless you're part of the grammar police, you might be one of them. But "for all intensive purposes," don't be too embarrassed, because obviously you're not alone.
Let these helpful grammar do’s and don’ts point you in the right direction.
Originally published February 2016. Updated July 2017.