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Don't say that, Do say this

Don't say that: 

Those two things defer from each other

Do say this: 

Those two things differ from each other

Don't say that: 

"Your right" when you mean "you are correct."
"You're right" when you mean "you are entitled to do that."

Do say this: 

"It's your right to do that"
"You're right about that."

Don't say that: 

Partake in

Do say this: 

Partake of
or
Take part in

Don't say that: 

" They both received 6 months each."

Do say this: 

They received six months each

or

they both received six months

Don't say that: 

step change

Do say this: 

change, or
significant change

Don't say that: 

Historic when you mean, simply, that it happened in the past

Do say this: 

Historical

Don't say that: 

"Some people are weary of the new ideas"

Do say this: 

"Some people are wary of the new ideas"

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