Commonly Misused Phrases That Make You Sound Less Professional

“Peace Of Mind” Versus “Piece Of Mind”

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Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

These two phrases are said the same. Spelling separates them, so you must use them correctly to avoid confusion. If one or the other become taken out of context, then someone might get the wrong idea. An example, the lady in the above photo looks like she wants to give President Trump a “piece of mind.” This phrase usually happens when someone upsets you.

On the other hand, “peace of mind” is the opposite. Finishing a hard assignment is something that can provide you with peace of mind. “Peace of mind” deals with positivity while a “piece of mind” is negative. Be sure to give your co-workers peace of mind.