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Common errors

These words and phrases are commonly misused or overused in Hong Kong.
Click on the word or phrase for explanations and examples.

besides
blame
bread
bring
caption(ed)
colour
company
date (somebody)
delicious
drink
environment
face
holiday
job nature
join
kindly
know
knowledge
locate
member (family)
more
officer
on the other hand
outlook
outside
scold
seldom
staff
story book
study
travelling
update
wine
worker

See also

Can you tell the difference between Standard English and Hong Kong English?
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Hong Kong English quiz 1
Hong Kong English quiz 2
Hong Kong English quiz 3
Hong Kong English quiz 4
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