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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Overdo vs. Overdue


Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, we will discuss Overdo vs. Overdue. Do you know the difference between them?


Overdo and Overdue are examples of homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings – and they trip more people up than you think.


So, let's dive right in, shall we?

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Overdo refers to going too far, exaggerating, or stressing to excess.


* Don't overdo it at the gym today.

* She really overdid it on the gifts.

* Scrub the stain, but don't overdo it.

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Overdue means delayed, late, unpaid, or hasn't happened as scheduled.


* The library books are overdue.

* The mortgage payment is overdue.

* We are overdue for a guy's night out.


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