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Witherspoon reveals her date hate

Reese Witherspoon has revealed her number one turn-off is men correcting her grammar.

The Oscar-winning Tennessee-born actress - who is dating agent Jim Toth - revealed her pet hate at a preview for her new movie James L Brooks' How Do You Know.

Reese told People: "I had someone correct my grammar on a blind date once, and I knew within the first 10 minutes that the date was over.

"I don't even remember what I said - I probably said 'ain't'.

"Just don't correct my grammar. I'm from Tennessee. I probably say everything wrong."

In the film Reese's character is caught in a love triangle between two men played by Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.

As well as knowing when she is not in love, Reese claims she now knows when she is.

She told Entertainment Tonight: "I'm old enough to know that I don't know anything about love or relationships. I just try to go with my instincts and advise other people to do the same.

"My friends are a barometer for my relationships. "I kind of look at them to reflect to me how I seem."

The 34-year-old mother to daughter Ava, 11, and son Deacon, seven, split from her ex-husband and children's father Ryan Phillippe in 2007. She dated Jake Gyllenhaal for almost two years until 2009 and began dating Jim in January.

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