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#1 2018-09-24 06:06:21

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1313

"excel" for "exceed"

I have to say it excels my expectations!!
product review

His contribution to this book excelled my expectations
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“She’s excelling all expectations,” Artemis said.
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Thousands of Men & Women have lost weight using these pills – excelling all expectations
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Rover continues to go from strength to strength, with Land Rover excelling all expectations.
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Recommend because I find it excels my expectations and reminds me of my previous joys when on holidays more South than France
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Has a snap closure which excels my expectations which makes it a great quality piece.
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Clearly a substitution for (various forms of) “exceed”. The meaning-connection seems obvious, and the pronunciation is similar enough to justify an eggcorn verdict.

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#2 2018-09-24 06:21:09

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1313

Re: "excel" for "exceed"

And it’s no surprise that this one is a round-tripper! For instance:

As a project architect, José develops project and construction documents, provides consultant coordination, and exceeds at construction administration with an eye for detail and design aesthetics that he carries through each project.
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When Instagram made it possible to upload longer video clips this spring, one of the biggest winners was Fox News, a publisher that exceeds at soundbites.
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He exceeds at working with leadership teams to produce industry-specific business goals with an eye on growth and opportunity.
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If your son or daughter exceeds at sport, make sure they begin their practise in the garden.
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#3 2018-09-29 11:19:43

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2632

Re: "excel" for "exceed"

I think it is an eggcorn, too. Perhaps fuelled by the increasing popularity of “Excellent!” as a response.


Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.

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