Definition of hypercorrection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəkəˈrekʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpərkəˈrekʃn//
[uncountable, countable] (linguistics)
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the use of a wrong form or pronunciation of a word by somebody who is trying to show that they can use language correctly. For example, the use of I instead of me in the sentence ‘They invited my husband and I to dinner’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hypercorrection