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Irregardless

September 2010
Spot the Error

Melissa was so disgusted by her husband’s worn, torn, stained, and stinking lounge chair that she relegated it to the basement irregardless of her husband’s protests.

Simply put, irregardless is not a word. Regardless is a word and irrespective is a word; and both would work in the sentence above. But, regardless of the temptation to combine the two, DON’T DO IT!

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