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hypercorrection


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A mistaken attempt to correct an imagined error in the use of language, such as the erroneous use of I instead of me in The party will be hosted by Jessica and I, or the occasional pronunciation by people from the North of England, where cut rhymes with but, of words such as put as if they also rhymed with Received Pronunciation of but. Also called overcorrection. hypercorrect adj. vb. [From Greek hyper over + English correction]

Subjects: Psychology.


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