Irregardless : How to use this word?





Is it ok to say, Irregardless of what you say, I plan to marry him?

Irregardless is a word that has caused a great deal of controversy. It has the same meaning as regardless.

It is a word that is mostly used in informal contexts in American English.

According to experts, it is a blend of irrespective and regardless. The word is considered non –standard and hence not all dictionaries include it.

This is because the word regardless consists of two negatives. The prefix ir means not and the suffix less means without.

Avoid using the world.


COURTESY : The Hindu (The National News-Paper) - India


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