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Hypercorrect vs Overcorrect - What's the difference?

hypercorrect | overcorrect | Related terms |

Hypercorrect is a related term of overcorrect.


As verbs the difference between hypercorrect and overcorrect

is that hypercorrect is to change (a word or phrase) to an incorrect form in the mistaken belief that it is standard usage while overcorrect is to correct too sharply or too much.

As an adjective hypercorrect

is (grammar) incorrect because of a mistaken idea of standard usage.

Overcorrection vs Overcorrect - What's the difference?

overcorrection | overcorrect | Derived terms |

Overcorrection is a derived term of overcorrect.


As a noun overcorrection

is the correction of something to an excessive degree.

As a verb overcorrect is

to correct too sharply or too much.

Correct vs Overcorrect - What's the difference?

correct | overcorrect |


As verbs the difference between correct and overcorrect

is that correct is to make something that was not valid become right to remove error while overcorrect is to correct too sharply or too much.

As an adjective correct

is free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.