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.

    And so on and so forth.

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