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15 Grammar Goofs to Avoid

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Grammar counts, folks. I might be a little anal about it (or a lot)…but it should matter to everyone. And you don’t have to be an English major to get a handle on grammar basics, not to mention avoid grammar goofs. More important, grammar doesn’t need to be overwhelming.

There are a handful of grammar mishaps that are rampant in people’s writing and, while I keep my mouth shut out of politeness, it makes me crazy. And I know I’m not the only one…sometimes mistakes are borne out of distraction, or carelessness, or lack of proofreading (please, please, please proofread your work — it’s for your own good!), although sometimes it’s a comprehension issue, plain and simple.

This is a great refresher that covers the basics of grammar goofs — and how to avoid them…

4 comments to 15 Grammar Goofs to Avoid

  • Teh Doll

    Thanks for posting this I am going to bookmark this page. I am guilty of making a bunch of these mistakes. This willbe a nice reference to have! =)

  • Chris

    I think the one that makes me the craziest if fewer/less, because it happens ALL THE TIME in TV and print ads. I always find myself thinking – don’t they have an editor?!?! The second on my list of pet peeves is the frequent use of OVER in place of MORE. I come across comli(e)ment a lot at work, but I take that one in stride since I don’t think a lot of people were ever taught that for some reason.

    I try to strike a decent balance since blogging (at least for me) is more conversational than “business English.” I don’t worry so much about the occasional oops if it helps people read me as human and projects my personality better. Thanks for posting the reminder. :)

  • This is great!!! The “Would of” “should of” “could of” is the one i see a lot!!
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  • Connie

    Thank you. I think there are a lot of new writers that need to read this. There’s nothing that drives me crazier then when I have to go back and reread paragraphes to figure out what the writer is trying to convey

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