Common mistake and so fourth (forth)
Common Mistakes in English Grammar
Mistake: Using "and so fourth" instead of "and so forth"
One common mistake in English grammar is using the phrase "and so fourth" instead of the correct phrase "and so forth."
- Incorrect: I have mentioned apples, oranges, bananas, and so fourth.
- Correct: I have mentioned apples, oranges, bananas, and so forth.
The phrase "and so forth" is used to indicate that there are more items to be included in a list, but the speaker or writer chooses not to specify them all. It is important to note that "and so fourth" is incorrect and has no meaning in English.
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and so fourth (forth) mistake examples
Incorrect:And so on and so fourth.Correct:And so on and so forth.