Wikipedia:Lists of common misspellings/Grammar and miscellaneous

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Homophones | Repetitions | Grammar and miscellaneous

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Wrong word used (proper usage in parentheses)[edit]

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The next three should only be attempted by a competent physicist:

(Brief explanation: current = flow of charge; thus "flow of current" = flow of flow of charge)
  1. current flow (current, flow)
  2. current flowing (current)
  3. current passing (current)

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These expressions are normally hyphenated. Note that the hyphenation of an expression is subject to its context (see hyphen and MOS:HYPHEN).

  • above-mentioned
  • all-inclusive
  • anti-inflammatory
  • award-winning
  • back-to-back
  • case-insensitive
  • case-sensitive
  • clear-headed
  • co-op (to distinguish from coop)
  • cross-reference
  • day-to-day
  • de-emphasize
  • devil-may-care
  • dirty-movie theater (to distinguish from dirty movie-theater)
  • ex-husband
  • ex-wife
  • father-in-law
  • fine-tune
  • first-class
  • front-rower
  • full-time
  • left-handed
  • low-budget
  • mother-in-law
  • non-English
  • n-year-long
  • (n)-year-old
  • one-fourth
  • out-and-out
  • out-of-band
  • out-of-body
  • out-of-bounds
  • out-of-door
  • out-of-doors
  • out-of-order
  • out-of-place
  • out-of-pocket
  • out-of-state
  • out-of-the-way
  • out-of-town
  • out-of-wedlock
  • part-time
  • pre-owned
  • re-creation (to distinguish from recreation)
  • re-sign (to distinguish from resign)
  • right-handed
  • self-evident
  • self-explanatory
  • self-proclaimed
  • state-of-the-art
  • thirty-fifth
  • top-notch
  • twenty-eight
  • two-thirds
  • un-Australian
  • up-to-date
  • well-known
  • X-ray