Grammar Mistakes You Need To Stop Making

Don’t you just hate it when people correct your grammar? It’s so annoying, right? Wrong! You should love those people, they’re helping you become a better person. Do you know the saying ‘If you can spell, you’re doing well’… Okay, so it’s not a real saying as opposed to one I just made up but it makes a whole lot of sense. I’ve compiled a list of grammar blunders you may be making, because I don’t want people to sound like douchebags. I just care too much.

 

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This literally happened to someone I know ūüė¶

Its vs It’s

“It’s” is a contraction of it is or it has. e.g. “It’s amazing that this watch still works. It must be because of its tough design.” The second ‘Its” wouldn’t be right spelled like “it’s” because it wouldn’t make sense. Understand?

Their vs There

“Their” is a possessive pronoun. “I have to go to the Wilson’s party because it’s their kid’s birthday. The only problem is I don’t know how to get there”. The word¬†There¬†should never be used in the¬†possessive¬†context.

Could Of, Would Of, Should Of

“You could of told me you were gonna write a blog post today.” Doesn’t that sound terrible? When we say “Could’ve, Would’ve and Should’ve” it sounds like “Could of, Would of and Should of”. This is a common mistake and I guess it’s easy to make. “Could’ve” is not a contraction for “Could of”, the correct term is “Could have.”

Your vs You’re
“Your” is a possessive pronoun, as in ‘I dig your shoes, you’re such a trendsetter”. “You’re” is a contraction of “You are”. So next time you’re writing think about whether you’re saying “your” or “you’re” (you are).

Because why

“Because why, I don’t have all the ingredients for that cake”. Why are people saying ‘because why’? Why is this happening?¬† Every time you say ‘because why’, a baby panda dies. Save the pandas, man.

The way you spell wierd is weird

I’ve noticed many people spelling weird like “wierd”. It’s just switching two letters around so it’s an easy mistake to make but stop doing it.

Than vs Then

Than is usually used in the comparative sense. “Bruce Lee is stronger than Chuck Norris.” Then would usually be used for a point in time, e.g. “Now and then”.

To vs Too

“To”¬†is a versatile preposition. A few ¬†definitions are (1)¬†toward, (2)¬†reaching as far as, and (3)¬†until. “Too”¬†is an adverb¬†meaning (1)¬†additionally, (2)¬†excessively, (3)very, or (4)¬†extremely. e.g. “She wasn‚Äôt too pleased to see us again.”

Condescending Wonka

Thank you, Wonka.

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