Bothersome Prepositions

People are weird with prepositions. Here’s a list of offenses that irk me. Granted, many are idiomatic and likely escape your definition of “mistake,” but why use an idiomatic preposition when a plainly sensical one will do?

  • “different than” -> “different from” (or “different to” in England)

Bonus: Conjunctions

  • “try and” -> “try to”

Originally published at https://silverjacket.typepad.com.

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