Overdo vs Overdue | Ask Linda! | English Grammar
In this video, Linda breaks down the difference between “overdo” and “overdue”.
These two terms are often confused due to their similar pronunciation.
Let’s take a closer look.
The word “overdo” is used when speaking about doing something to an excessive degree.
Don’t overdo the salt in this recipe or it will taste bad.
“Overdue” spelled with ‘ue’ at the end, however, refers to something that is past a due date or past a scheduled time. For example:
I need to pay all my overdue bills to avoid a late fee.
So think about whether you are referring to something that is done in excess or a delay beyond an appointed time.
That’s it for today. See you next time!