• Danie van der Merwe
    Are You Making These Common Grammatical Mistakes?

    My own pet peeve is the use of "hard" in place of "difficult". Whilst not been strictly incorrect "difficult" refers to a problem or challenge whilst "hard" refers more to an object. Yes I know there is a common usage for "hard" being used for a problem but its a pet peeve of mine and just grates on me every time I hear it (which is often). Over-use intensifiers are similar in that they are not incorrect, but just lazy speech.

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