adverb see hypercorrect

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hypercorrectly — See hypercorrect. * * * …   Universalium

  • hypercorrectly — adverb In a hypercorrect manner …   Wiktionary

  • hypercorrect — hypercorrectly, adv.. hypercorrectness, n. /huy peuhr keuh rekt /, adj. 1. overly correct; excessively fastidious; fussy: hypercorrect manners. 2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by hypercorrection. [1920 25; HYPER + CORRECT] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypercorrect — adjective Date: 1922 of, relating to, or characterized by the production of a nonstandard linguistic form or construction on the basis of a false analogy (as “badly” in “my eyes have gone badly” and “widely” in “open widely”) • hypercorrection… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypercorrectness — See hypercorrectly. * * * …   Universalium

  • who and whom — 1. Who is used as a relative pronoun (The woman who saw you) and as an interrogative (Who is there?), and whom is, formally, its objective form (The woman whom you saw / Whom did you see?). In all these uses who (or whom) refers to a person or to …   Modern English usage

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