A Journey Into Words

This is a journey into words.

One of the words we're going to look at is the word 'Mistake'.

A common mistake in English: 'Make a mistake' vs 'Do a mistake'

As we are always concerned about the proper usage of a word, we can't afford to ignore this. So we did a bit of research on the issue.

Looks like 'make mistakes' wins hands down, every time.

So here's a rundown of the mistakes some of us still do, we mean still make when it comes to the word 'mistake'.

Hear ye, hear ye!

Mistakes are notdone
They are ‘made

Always say “I have made a mistake
And not say “I have done a mistake

Always say “Don’t make any mistakes
And not say "Don’t do any mistakes

But when can we use 'do' and 'did' with 'mistake'?

Only when used with 'by mistake',
then you can say,

“I did it by mistake” or “Don’t do it by mistake


Same with ‘alphabet’ vs ‘letter’.
Yeah, we know, we know.
Referring to ‘e’ or ‘b’ or ‘t’ as an alphabet.
sounds so much cooler.

But guess what?
It’s out-and-out wrong.
Whether it’s a ‘t’, an ‘x’, a ‘b’ or a ‘z
Each of this is called a LETTER.

What, are u serious?
Yup, am dead serious.

An ALPHABET consists of the complete set
of those letters.

For example, in the English Alphabet there are 26 letters

That begins with 'a' and ends with 'z'.

So the next time you're tempted to sound cool and say the alphabet 'b', remember you'll sound cooler if you use the right word.

That's the whole point of this post. To express it right, loud and clear.

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