Part TWO: Commonly misused phrases.

How familiar are you with these well known phrases? Which one is the correct version?

a) Wet your appetite

b) Whet your appetite

The ad on TV really whet her appetite for pizza. She even ordered one once, just because of the ad.

A picture of a whetstone sharpener and a knife

A picture of a whetstone sharpener and a knife

a) Pour over

b) Pore over

There is nothing I enjoy more than poring over the pages of my latest new book.

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poring over book

a) Toe the Line

b) Tow the Line

I knew that if I didn’t toe the line my Dad would send me to boarding school.

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a) Peak or peek my curiosity

b) Pique my curiosity

When he smiled at me and then walked away he piqued my curiosity.

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a) Tongue in cheek

b) Tongue and cheek

When I said Rachael was a serious journalist my comment was tongue in cheek.

nited States President Barack Obama displays a fantastic example of the "Tongue-in-Cheek" nonverbal in this image.

President Barack Obama displays a fantastic example of the “Tongue-in-Cheek” nonverbal in this image.

a) On tender hooks

b) On tenterhooks

Nicky Hager waited for the judge’s verdict on tenterhooks.

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Cloth hung on tenterhooks

a) To give someone free reign

b) To give someone free rein

When it came time to decorate our new home, he gave me free rein to do exactly as I wished.

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a) Peace of mind

b) Piece of mind

I made my will before I left the country for my own peace of mind.

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a) For all intensive purposes

b) For all intents and purposes.

For all intents and purposes I was his mother in all but name.

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