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chefkeem
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on 11/03/2012

20 common grammar mistakes that (almost) everyone makes. I certainly do.  Embarassed


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whitemoss
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on 11/04/2012

Stern stuff!

 

As an ex English teacher I try to avoid all of these, but I "may" ( mistake #8) slip sometimes....though I was very annoyed when someone ( not on Wizzley) left me a message saying that my "grammer" was wrong!

( it wasn't!)


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dustytoes
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on 11/04/2012

That page has the best explanation for using "who" and "whom" that I have seen.

I actually understand it now!  Of course remembering it is another story.

It's a perfect page to keep for reference - how do you find these things??


BrendaReeves
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on 11/04/2012

I have an excellent book on these words.. It lists them in alphabetical order, and you can look them up quickly. I've got to run right now, but I'll post it later.


Brenda Reeves
katiem2
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on 11/04/2012

Oh I know, as hard as I try to drill these into my head the creative and reckless writer makes these mistakes. Thanks for the reminder.  Smile


BrendaReeves
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on 11/04/2012

Ok, here it is: The Wordwatchers guide to Good Writing & Grammar by Morton S. Freeman

You can look up all of those words and more in mere seconds. I consider it a must have for any writer's library.

 


Brenda Reeves
squidooprincess2012
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on 11/25/2012

Thanks for sharing. I'm sometimes confused with some of these words. If I may add, it's not just grammar we should be worried about. There are others such as fluff, spelling... (a great article on these writing errors here.)


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frugalrvers
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on 12/14/2012

This is great...but now let's start a thread on contractions!

I see this all of the time...

Your vs you're (you are)

Its vs it's (it is)

Jim the hubby has a PhD in education, but also BA in English and Master's in ESL...yes, I married my editor! haha....and I need his editing quite often! However, I was the spelling bee champion in elementary school, so sometimes he asks ME a question!


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Wournos
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on 02/09/2013

 

frugalrvers: 12/14/2012 - 06:53 PM

This is great...but now let's start a thread on contractions!

I see this all of the time...

Your vs you're (you are)

Its vs it's (it is)

Jim the hubby has a PhD in education, but also BA in English and Master's in ESL...yes, I married my editor! haha....and I need his editing quite often! However, I was the spelling bee champion in elementary school, so sometimes he asks ME a question!

there, they're, their...

then vs than.

Wizzleys forum is the first forum I've been to that doesn't have this type of spelling. It's quite a relief to be able to read comments without getting hung up on those kind of errors. But I'm not perfect either. Up until recently, I've had issues with "a lot" vs "alot". No idea why.

Being Swedish, with English as second language, I often wish I could just plug in and learn the English language flawlessly - Matrix-style.

JoHarrington
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on 02/12/2013

Your English is flawless, I was surprised the first time I heard it was your second language.

As for Matrix-style language implants, I'd be first in line if they ever became available!


chefkeem
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on 02/12/2013

Jay - your English is faaabulous!

Being German, with English as second language, I hope I'm correct with my assessment.

 


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JoHarrington
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on 02/12/2013

You ALL put me to shame.  :)


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