Hypercorrective vs Hypercorrection - What's the difference?

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Hypercorrective is a related term of hypercorrection.


As an adjective hypercorrective

is tending to hypercorrect; pertaining to hypercorrection.

As a noun hypercorrection is

(linguistics) the use of a nonstandard form due to a belief that it is more formal or more correct than the corresponding standard form.

hypercorrective

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Tending to hypercorrect; pertaining to hypercorrection.
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    hypercorrection

    Alternative forms

    * hyper-correction

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (linguistics) The use of a nonstandard form due to a belief that it is more formal or more correct than the corresponding standard form.
  • (linguistics) A nonstandard form so used.
  • Usage notes

    * Since it is often a matter of some debate whether a given form is standard or correct, the use of the term hypercorrection is typically subjective.

    See also

    * incorrection ----