You know the feeling: you're talking to people who think you're intelligent, only to lose their respect when you say you "could care less" about something. Suddenly, "for all intensive purposes," you're a moron, and there's no "escape goat" to blame this on. If you're on the internet, you're being torn apart, because online grammar is a "doggy dog" world.

Never again! The professional proofreaders at put together this cheat sheet of 33 commonly misunderstood and misused English words and phrases. Even though it's a cheat sheet, it's not illicit in any way, but using these phrases correctly may elicit praise from your smart friends.


Now that you've mastered those tricky phrases, check out this list of words you can use instead of "very" to intensify your language.