Top Ten Most Annoying Grammar MistakesYou'd think that people of the level of education that we have, with proof-read and grammatically refined writings being around every last child in the education system, respectable grammar would be a sixth sense to society as a whole. But no. Twelve years after high school, and people continue to misplace apostrophes and use similar sounding words with entirely different spellings interchangeably. May this list be a guide to these ill-taught and often ignorant individuals, who won't care, or even notice, if I end this sentence with an invalid conjunction then.
The Top Ten
Well sorry but it gets confusing which is the right one to put in a sentence.
People are making mistakes like this in HONORS English courses. I'm giving up on them. - Cyri
Their are a lot of people who do this. They're mistakes are so stupid. There annoying. - PetSounds
Their are so many people who do this and they don't even realize there annoying me even though they're is no reason for it.
How often do you see comments like "Your So Stupid! " and weep for the irony of its grammatical crime?!?! - PositronWildhawk
YOUR mind must be small if YOU'RE not able to get these right! And I thought "they're" "there" and "their" was bad!
I hate it when people write," your awesome and you're shirt is great! " - ToptenPizza
You're the worst at grammar - LootLlama
English isn't a native language for me & I have almost never learnt how to use commas (I don't mean apostrophes, colons and semi-colons) in the school. So... - Fan_of_Good_Music
Commas, apostrophes, colons and semi-colons can completely change the meaning of a sentence; it's not rocket science. - PositronWildhawk
Well I have, never done, this in my, life. - gemcloben
That picture (or should I say comic) though - Solacress
Honestly, the top three items on this list are not usually made once you get to sixth grade. (Luckily, people in my area are relatively smart.) Lots of my classmates, however, make this mistake.
Also, I came to all the grammar lists because on my profile page I mentioned I was somewhat obsessed with making sure nobody makes grammatical mistakes. (You can call me a fool.) - MaxAurelius
Make sure to use apostrophes. Just look at this pair of sentence fragments:
Without apostrophe: Hell help me now.
With apostrophe: He'll help me now. - Turkeyasylum
Halseys song is good and there are many song's at the concert
I"m gonna read 'Harry Potter' - Pokemonfan10
You are grammatically correct. You is grammatically incorrect. That is the truth. That are not the truth. - PositronWildhawk
There is 10 things wrong with this and my favorite song are very good.
Your trying two hard.
Try living in the south... I’m a grammar Nazi, and I do. - Hermione_Granger220
When referring to one item, you aren't referring to one items. Just as you are eating one apple, not one apples, or two apple. - PositronWildhawk
Eheh, apologies. That list still gives me that little brain itch... - keycha1n
Two sheeps ate the grasses. - Puga
I have 2 word in my usernames - LootLlama
"What happened to the plane? ", someone may ask. If they simply answer "Gone", they won't get anywhere. - PositronWildhawk
Why are you using your sniper rifle on that person
Win - LootLlama
The plane exploded.
I've heard double negatives in songs a lot and they always driving me crazy, I was taught to not use double negatives. I'm a non-native English speaker. There is an exception when you say "It's not unusual" but that's kind of the only case. - LeaPurple2003
This don't mean nothing to you? So it must mean something. - PositronWildhawk
Ain't, ain't a word cause it ain't in the dictionary so I ain't gonna use it cause it ain't good grammar
You didn't do nothing? Meaning you did something?
How will I have any idea what was being said? - PositronWildhawk
Loot llama said what’s the point of building forts, you’re going Night Night. Right on said Ali A and Ninja - LootLlama
There was this kid back in elementary school that would drive me crazy by saying things like "I have so much pennies". He did this through the 8th grade. - BKAllmighty
I can see where those people are coming from, because "Bob's" means "belonging to Bob", but even so, it makes people look stupid.
I have won cookie. I one the contest yesterday. - cosmo
That only happens on roblox.
I one the race!
Is there anywon who makes this kind of mistakes? - Fan_of_Good_Music
People who do this can you please stop it is a little annoying and makes it hard to read so please stop
(I wrote it with no punctuation on purpose.)
Yes! So many people don't use periods after sentences and it automatically makes the whole thing feel drab. I hate it! - keycha1n
Sometimes I forget, but not this time
I like it in poems - Alkadikce
When my sister is bragging about her English grades she ALWAYS says "i'm doing good in English." - AnonymousChick
I would bring that ironic situation up with her English teacher. - PositronWildhawk
For example: "Are you doing good today? "
No, it's "Are you doing well today? "
This used to not bother me, but the more I've noticed it the more annoying its gotten... - keycha1n
People do this ALL THE TIME. I correct them and they get so mad... - Hermione_Granger220
I made a wish in the wishing good - LootLlama
Even Titles Don't Capitalize Every Letter, A, An, The, To, And, But, Or, For, Nor, Etc., You Do Not Capitalize
You're Wasting Time Doing Bad Grammar.
I hate when people do this
I could of used bad grammar, but I did it the correct way.
How do people not know how the word "of" works? It's sad...
Practised in English course.
That doesn't really annoy me. A lot of people on here forget to put question marks at the end of a question anyways. - cosmo
I do this occasionally, but it's because I hit the wrong key, not because I'm unenlightened. - PetSounds
Do you think this is bad. - gemcloben
Yeah, what do you think.
Heaven In Hiding is the amazingest song.
Don't even get me started on this one... - truckturner
A list of my favorite Fortnite weapons; compact smg, gold scar, tactical shotgun, dual pistol - LootLlama
Obviously ending a sentence with a conjunction is awful. But starting a sentence with a conjunction is something I do a lot. It doesn't bother me at all.
And then he said I was a llama in real life but I’m a human - LootLlama
I don't Use capITal letters iN the wrOng plaCe! - cosmo
ThAt WiLl Be VeRy WeIrD.
They're is so many list's were I have seed that. - Puga
I knew I wasn't the only one ticked off by this one! - DogsUnleashed
Why do people use apostrophes in plurals again? - Turkeyasylum
Ugh. I hate when people do that. It’s stupid. - Hermione_Granger220
This drives me absolutely CRAZY e.g. less people at the shop instead of fewer people at the shop... GR!
My mom said I can’t play Fortnite unfewer I Clean my room - LootLlama
This will affect your grade. The effects will be seen throughout the semester. - Cyri
I like special affects in movies because otherwise it would be a green screen - LootLlama
I read this tweet; it said, "9/11 never happened it was probably all special AFFECTS"
Affects? Affect is a verb.
It’s really confusing, though... - Hermione_Granger220
I kinda like the word “kinda,” though.
I wouldn’t necessarily call it improper English. It’s just laziness. People shorten pretty much every single word. - Hermione_Granger220
Ha! What kind of fool would make them kind of mistakes...? - Britgirl
I know, right? There are a lot of people who misuse them words. - Misfire
This is annoying the hell out of me. I see it on some lists here. I see it everywhere... well, almost everywhere. Isn't correct English grammar taught in school these days? I agree with ALL the grammatical mistakes listed here. Even a very good friend of mine says "lay" instead of "lie".
This is really annoying. - Cyri
It's such a annoying thing
This is a amazing list. - Misfire
This really does my head in. What is wrong with people who say "lay" instead of "lie"? Didn't they pay attention in class or weren't they taught the correct grammar? I'm well & truly a grammar nazi.
I want you to lay down. WRONG! I want you to lie down. CORRECT! He is laying down. WRONG! He is lying down. CORRECT!
"He was sat in the table." I can't stand this, I always have to correct it in my head if I read it somewhere. "He sat in the table." or "He was sitting in the table" either of these two, but not was sat, I feel like pulling my hair out because of this.
English isn't my first language but I'm studying it in University.
Like why? It's obviously not correct! There is no need to make it a plural.