January 12, 2012

Grammar, Grammar, Grammar!



Kids these days need a good whack across the arm with a ruler for using incorrect grammar. It's a pet peeve of mine to see people use everyday words and expressions incorrectly, far less to see incorrect spelling. 
In the age of autocorrect and spellcheck, there is no excuse for these mistakes. 

Let's go over the basics:

An apostrophe is never used to form a plural
'Literally' means it actually happened, not that it figuratively happened.
"Loose" and "lose" are two different words
"Your" and "you're" are two different words
"Their", "there" and "they're" are actually three different words
"Affect" is a verb. "Effect" is a noun.
"It's" is short for "it is" and "its" means "belonging to it"


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  1. The only thing worse than people making grammatical mistakes is people correcting your grammar

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    1. Thanks Luke. At least I'm blogging about it and not screaming at people all of the time.

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  2. Haha looove these notecards - seeing them everywhere recently :0 Cute blog you have here. Happy weekend!

    Tasia
    http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Tasia! Checked out Ruffles and Sequins and I'm now a follower! :) Looking forward to more posts! XXX

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