hypercorrection definition

  • noun:
    • A construction or pronunciation made by mistaken analogy with standard use out of a desire is proper, as in the replacement of I for me personally in for my parents and I.
    • The production of these types of a construction or pronunciation.
    • the usage a nonstandard type as a result of a belief that it's much more formal or higher proper compared to the corresponding standard kind.
    • A nonstandard kind accustomed.

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