What words make your writing sound dumb? What phrases should you just stop using right this second because, by simply not using them at all, your writing will improve ten-fold? Answer: the words on this list. From the poor, misused, and abused "literally" to weird phrases like "should of" that aren't even proper English, this list of words to avoid in your writing offers all kinds of excellent tips and tricks for being a better writer.
Some of these phrases are easy to eliminate from your writing due to the fact that because there is a single actual English word that means the same thing. Just use that word instead! It's fun and also correct. Who doesn't love having fun in a very correct, normal English-sounding way?
How do you become a better writer? Well, to start, you should write about something interesting. Or even something boring as long, as the way in which you are writing is lots of fun. Then, you should reread everything (maybe even out loud to yourself; it really helps) and try and to eliminate any of the words on this list of common grammar mistakes.
Upvote the most annoying words that you hate to see in writing below - those words and phrases in the English language you think writers should avoid in order to improve the quality of their writing.
list ordered by
Literally You probably don't literally mean this.
Try And Try to figure out what's wrong with this one. Try to.
Should Of Oops, you meant to write "should have."
Irregardless Oh, sorry, you mean "regardless."
Bae This isn't even a word, sorry!
Really Really? No.
Exact Same Great news: these words mean the same thing, and you only need one of them!
All of the Sudden All of a sudden, I'm so mad at you.
It Goes Without Saying Oh, yeah? Then stop typing.
Being That Alternate option: The word "because."
Thusly You could also just say "thus."
On Account Of Please don't.
Oftentimes The word you're looking for is "often."