Category Archives: Common Errors

Due and Do

Two phrases that include “due” are misunderstood and incorrectly substituted with “do”:

– “With all due respect”  not  “With all do respect” – the respect is due (Or owed)

– “Due dilligence” not “Do dilligence”

Definition From Meriam-Webster:

1 : the care that a reasonable person exercises to avoid harm to other persons or their property
2 : research and analysis of a company or organization done in preparation for a business transaction (as a corporate merger or purchase of securities)