- “Methodology” when “method” would suffice. (If you’re actually studying the methods that people or disciplines use, then you’re allowed to use “methodology.”)
- “Functionality” when “function” or “feature” is what you mean.
Category: Prescriptivist grammar and suchlike
Correct English style: “I would advise you to x.”
Incorrect English style: “I would suggest you to x.”
Correct English style: “I would suggest you x.”
Incorrect English style: “I would advise you x.”
Maybe this goes in the same bucket with the realization that “it’s,” as a contraction for “it is”, is not admissible everywhere. E.g., here:
Me: “Is it 6:14pm?”
You: “Yes, it’s.”
Does not work.
Is there some good general reason why these are true? Or are they just one-off stylistic rules that native speakers have to learn one-by-one?
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