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1.1 Misused as a synonym of omit
1.2 Misused as a synonym of represent
1.3 Misuse with by and to
2.1 Misused to mean approximately
2.3 The expression care about
2.4 Appropriate use with information and related words
according to
3.1 Proper use
3.2 Improper use
adapt and adopt
5.1 Misused as a synonym of appropriate
5.2 General misuse
agree and agreement
aim, goal, purpose
7.1 Introduction
7.1.1 Preliminary considerations
7.1.2 Unique meanings of goal, aim and purpose
7.1.3 aim vs. purpose: specific and nonspecific
7.1.4 purpose vs. aim and goal: use with for
7.2 Examples
7.3 Related words
all and both
8.1 Ambiguous use with negative expressions
8.1.1 Modifying the subject
8.1.2 Acting as the subject
8.1.3 Other ambiguous use
8.2 Ambiguous use with either...or and or
8.3 Misused to modify a list of nouns
8.4 Misused to modify singular nouns
all of and related expressions
10.1 Incorrect usage
10.2 Correct usage
and so on, and so forth, etc
12.1 Problems with negative expressions
12.1.1 Modifying the subject
12.1.2 Acting as the subject
12.1.3 Other problems
12.2 Misuse with plural nouns
12.3 Other inappropriate use
13.1 Superfluous use
13.2 Informal use
13.3 Misuse of any more
14.1 Misused with a meaning close to near
14.2 Further examples
as a result and consequently
15.1 Misused in mathematical and theoretical assertions
15.2 Other problems
as a result vs. as the result
17.1 Introduction
17.2 Superfluous use
17.2.1 Discussion
17.2.2 Examples
17.4 Misused as a synonym of for
17.5 Misused as a synonym of in
as long as vs. as far as
18.1 as long as
18.2 as far as
19.1 Misused as a synonym of and to connect nouns
19.2 Other problematic use
19.2.2 Misused with both
19.2.3 Misused to avoid repetition of and
19.2.4 Misused to connect clauses and verb phrases
23.1.1 Inappropriate use
23.1.2 Appropriate use
23.2 Use with a time-like meaning
23.2.1 Misused in reference to multiple times
23.2.2 Misused as a synonym of at a single time
23.2.3 Correct use
24.1 Improper use
24.2 Proper use
25.1 Incorrect use
25.2 Correct use
because of
26.1 Inappropriate use with the noun reason: because of
26.2 The preposition because of vs. the conjunction be-
26.2.1 Problem of meaning
26.2.2 Problem of awkwardness
26.3 Misused to express a direct causal or logical con-
26.4 Problem of missing information
28.1 Misused to express a relationship between two things
28.2 Ambiguous use with negative expressions
29.1 Expressions of the form [action] + by + [tool]
29.1.1 Introduction
29.1.2 When the tool is experimental apparatus
29.1.5 When the tool is a model
29.1.6 When the tool is a mathematical object, operator or expres- sion
29.2 Misused in place of [verb] + by in attributing a re-
29.5 Misused in expressions describing expansions
29.6 Misused with reason
29.7 Misused in citations
categorize and classify
32.1 Misuse with by
32.2 Misuse with other words
32.3 Misrepresenting a relationship with into
32.4 Proper uses
33.1 Confusion of make/cause with let/allow
33.2 Other types of misuse
33.2.1 Misused with regard to behavior of the subject
33.2.2 Missing direct object
33.2.3 Missing to be with cause
33.2.4 cause misused in regard to creation rather than change
33.2.5 Misuse of make to mean cause
33.2.6 Misuse of make with to + [infinitive]
33.2.7 Various types of illogical use
33.3 Similar words
34.1 Misused in reference to functional dependence
34.2 Redundant use
34.3 Misused to describe the action of an inanimate ob-
34.4 Misused as a synonym of vary
34.5 Misused in place of different
34.6 Misuse of the noun change with receive
35.1 Misused to mean situation, case or state
35.2 Misused with the preposition in
35.3 Correct uses
36.1 Examples
36.1.1 Inappropriate expressions of the form clue to + [noun]
36.1.2 Misused with search
36.1.3 Misused with question and problem
36.1.4 Misused to mean information
36.1.5 Redundant use
36.1.6 Other misuse
36.2 Discussion
37.1 Misused to mean same or equal
37.1.1 Correct use
37.1.2 Incorrect use
37.2 Misused to mean general or generic
37.3 Misused with a collective noun
37.4 Problems with preposition use
37.4.1 Misused with prepositions other than to
37.4.2 Splitting of adjective-preposition pair
37.5 Redundant use
37.6 Other inappropriate use
38.1 Misuse of compared /to/with/
38.1.1 Introduction
38.1.2 Misuse with comparative adverbs and adjectives
38.1.3 Misused to modify or qualify verbs
38.1.4 Misused when there is no comparison
38.2 Awkward use of as compared /with/to/
concerned and concerning
39.1 Proper use
39.1.1 Used in regard to human interest
39.1.2 Used to mean regarding, in relation to or involved
39.2 Misuse
39.3 concerned with/in vs. concerned about
40.1 Correct use
40.2 Incorrect use
41.1 Misplacement
41.2 Inappropriate contrast
42.1 Improper use
42.2 Proper use
43.1 Introduction
43.2 Correct use
43.3 Incorrect use
43.3.1 Misused to mean equal
43.3.2 Misused with other meanings
43.3.3 Misused as a verb
44.1 Inappropriate modification
44.1.1 Modification of the wrong noun
44.1.2 Misused to modify a verb
44.2 Other misuse
46.1 difference of, difference in, difference between
46.1.1 difference of
46.1.2 difference in
46.1.3 difference between
46.2 difference between...of vs. difference of...between
46.3 Other misuses of difference of
46.4 Misuse of difference in
47.1 from and than
47.2 Misuse with between and among
47.3 Misuse with from
47.4 Misused to mean in contrast
48.1 Modification of the wrong type of action
48.1.1 Examples
48.1.2 Grammatical considerations
48.2 Other problems
discussion and discuss
50.1 Problem of meaning
50.2 Problem of grammar
each and every
each other
55.1 Problem of meaning
55.2 Problem of grammar
56.2 Misuse of especially
57.1 Correct use
57.1.1 First meaning
57.1.2 Second meaning
57.2 Incorrect use
57.2.1 Misused in place of except at, except in, etc
57.2.2 Incorrect object
57.2.3 Other problems
for a moment vs. for the moment
from now and from now on
61.1 hardly misused to mean rarely
61.2 hardly misused to mean slightly
61.3 hard misused to mean difficult
61.4 hardly misused to express a simple negative mean-
61.5 More serious problems
have to and must
have to do with
66.1 Problems of grammar
66.2 Problems of meaning
68.1 Use with of and possessive nouns
68.1.1 Proper use
68.1.2 Improper use
68.2 Plural form
68.3 Misuse with know
instant vs. instance
73.1 Misused in place of information or understanding
73.2 Misused as a countable noun
largely vs. greatly
76.1 meaning vs. implication
76.1.1 Introduction
76.1.2 Examples
76.1.3 Related terms
76.2 Other misuse
monotonous and monotonously
79.1 more and less misused to modify verbs
79.2 more misused to mean additional
80.1 Grammatical problems
80.2 Mathematical problems
81.1 Introduction
81.2 Proper use
81.3 Improper use
81.3.1 Misused as a synonym of specifically
81.3.2 Misused as a synonym of explicitly
81.3.3 Misused as a synonym of in particular
81.3.4 Misused to introduce an explanation
81.3.5 Misused to introduce a description
81.3.6 Misused to express logical implication
81.3.7 Misused to express a causal relationship
81.3.8 Misused to introduce restatements of identical meaning
neglect vs. ignore and omit
83.1 Introductory discussion
83.2 Grammatical considerations
83.3 Further examples
85.1 Misused in plural form
85.2 Used with improper meaning
nothing but
86.1 Incorrect use
86.2 Correct use
89.1 Proper use
89.2 Improper use
on the contrary
90.1 Correct use
90.1.1 First form: emphasis
91.4.2 Some more complicated examples
91.4.3 Unclear opposition
91.5 Further examples of proper use
92.1 Misuse with the operator acting as the direct ob-
92.2 Problem of preposition choice
93.1 Correct usage
93.2 Split opposite to
93.3 Misuse with sign
93.4 Problems with the
93.4.1 Missing the
93.4.2 Unnecessary the
93.5 Used with inappropriate modifiers
93.6 Misuse with each other
94.1 or vs. and: the question of context
94.1.1 Introduction
94.1.2 Misuse of or in place of and
94.2 Ambiguous use of or in negative expressions
94.3 Misuse of articles with or
94.4 Misuse of or in expressions of correspondence be-
95.1 on the order of and of order
95.1.1 Examples of correct use
95.1.2 Discussion
95.2 Additional types of usage
95.3 Examples of misuse
98.1 Misused with one, each and every
98.2 Misused with an uncountable noun
98.3 Misuse of articles with the object of per
possible and possibility
101.1 possible
101.1.1 Problematic use with infinitive clauses
101.1.2 Different types of problems
101.2 possibility
101.2.1 Possibility possessed by the wrong thing
101.2.2 Other problems
101.3 Related words
102.1 Introduction
102.2 Misused in reference to things that are not prob-
102.3 Imprecise use
102.4 Superfluous use
102.5 Misused with future
102.6 Misuse with question words
102.6.1 Missing of in use with how to + [verb]
102.6.2 Misuse with other types of wh-clauses
102.7 Misuse with the verb answer
103.1 Misuse in reference to things that are not ques-
103.2 Superfluous use
103.3 Misuse with question words
103.4 Misuse with the verb solve
103.5 Further examples
104.1 Misused to mean actual
104.2 Misused as an adverb
106.1 Misused with because of, due to and related expres-
106.1.1 Acting as the object of the preposition
106.1.2 Acting as the subject
106.2 Misused with attribute
106.3 Redundant use
106.4 Mistaken reference to a noun with reason
106.5 Misused with by
107.1 Misused to mean ratio
107.2 Misused with sign
108.1 Inappropriate use
108.2 Appropriate use
109.1 Inappropriate use
109.2 Appropriate use
111.1 Used with as
111.1.2 Improper use
111.1.3 Missing as
111.1.4 Additional examples demonstrating proper use of same with as
111.2 Superfluous use
111.3 Other misuse
111.3.1 Misused to mean similar
111.3.2 Missing the
113.1 Introduction
113.2 Misused with as
113.3 The problematic construction similar + [noun] + to
113.4 Misused with other prepositions
113.5 Modification problem
113.6 Comparison of unlike things
113.7 Misused with the
114.1 The expression similarly to
114.1.1 Correct use
114.1.2 Incorrect use
114.2 Misused with other prepositions
115.1 Introduction
115.2 Ambiguous use
115.3 Unnatural use
115.4 Proper use
116.1 so that misused as a synonym of such that
116.2 so that misused as a synonym of for which
116.3 so that misused as a synonym of therefore
116.4 so as to misused as a synonym of to
116.5 so misused as a synonym of therefore
116.6 so misused in place of for to express purpose
116.7 so misused as a synonym of very
116.8 so misused as a synonym of as in comparisons
117.1 Superfluous use
118.1 Correct usage
118.1.1 Used to present examples
118.2 Incorrect use
118.2.1 Misused to mean in the same manner as
118.2.2 Misused to mean similar to
118.2.3 Misused to mean in the following way or of the form
118.2.4 Misused to mean including
118.2.5 Superfluous use
118.2.6 Misuse with the
118.2.7 Problems with commas
119.1 such as
119.3 such that
119.4 so that
120.1 Mistaken use of that in place of this
120.2 Correct use
122.1 Misused as a conjunction
thus, therefore, hence
123.1 Comparison of thus, therefore and hence
123.1.2 therefore
123.1.3 hence
123.2.1 Problems of logic
123.2.2 Problem of grammar
124.1 Correct word order
124.2 Incorrect word order
126.1 Introduction
126.2 unit(s) vs. dimension(s)
126.3 Singular form
126.3.1 When the singular form is inappropriate
126.3.2 When the singular form is appropriate
126.4 Misuse in reference to equations
126.5 Examples of misuse
127.1 Introduction
127.2 Problems with verb tense
127.2.1 Misused with present tense verbs
127.2.2 Misused with present perfect tense verbs
127.3 Problems of meaning
127.3.1 Misused in place of yet
129.1.2 Modifying participles: adjectives and passive verbs
129.2 Inappropriate use of well and good
129.2.1 Scientifically meaningless use of well and good
129.2.2 Other inappropriate use of well
130.1.1 Misused to mean in the /case/situation/ that
130.1.2 Misused to mean for the case that
130.1.3 Misused as a relative adverb
130.1.4 Misused to mean at
130.2 Misused in reference to a point in time
130.3 Misused to mean if
131.1 Introduction
131.2 Inappropriate use in reference to things that are
131.2.2 Other typical examples
131.3 Misused in reference to mathematical ‘places’
whether or not
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