Top Ten Most Annoying Grammar Mistakes

You'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

1 Misuse of "They're", "There" and "Their"

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.

Their are a lot of people who do this. They're mistakes are so stupid. There annoying.

People are making mistakes like this in HONORS English courses. I'm giving up on them.

One of the most common mistakes including Your/You're which are so darn annoying.

2 Misuse of "Your" and "You're"

I was watching a roblox video called "BAD GRAMMAR ON ROBLOX" And someone said "Fix YOU'RE Grammer,kid." And it's YOUR not YOU'RE, I also hate when people say your *insert adjective here* instead of you're *insert adjective here*

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 am genuinely surprised as an L2 speaker that some natives actually get something this basic wrong

Damn it, this gets every time! Thank you Postiron for this list! "Your" the best! Oops, I did it again =/

3 Misuse of Commas

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...

Commas, apostrophes, colons and semi-colons can completely change the meaning of a sentence; it's not rocket science.

That picture (or should I say comic) though

Well I have, never done, this in my, life.

4 Misuse of Apostrophes

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.)

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.

Apostrophes are very important. Wich sentence makes more sense:
Don't hell do it so ill wait.

Don't he'll do it so I'll wait.

Halseys song is good and there are many song's at the concert

5 Misuse of "Is" and "Are"

Well, probably that's why conjugation for other verbs has almost died out from English. Maybe in 2500 there will only be an infinitive form for each verb and even the past simple tense needs to be expressed by auxilaries.

You are grammatically correct. You is grammatically incorrect. That is the truth. That are not the truth.

There is 10 things wrong with this and my favorite song are very good.

Your trying two hard.

6 Misuse of Plurals and Singular Terms

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.

Eheh, apologies. That list still gives me that little brain itch...

Two sheeps ate the grasses.

I have 2 word in my usernames

7 Sentence Fragments

"What happened to the plane? ", someone may ask. If they simply answer "Gone", they won't get anywhere.

Why are you using your sniper rifle on that person
Win

The plane exploded.

8 Double Negative Terms

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.

This don't mean nothing to you? So it must mean something.

You didn't do nothing? Meaning you did something?

Although it's ok in some songs in usual speech it's really annoying!

9 Misuse of "Much" and "Many"

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.

I honestly thought that they were the same thing.

10 Absence of Quotation Marks

How will I have any idea what was being said?

Loot llama said what’s the point of building forts, you’re going Night Night. Right on said Ali A and Ninja

The Contenders

11 Misuse of "Whose" and "Who's"

I can see where those people are coming from, because "Bob's" means "belonging to Bob", but even so, it makes people look stupid.

12 Misuse of "Won" and "One"

I have won cookie. I one the contest yesterday.

That only happens on roblox.

Is there anywon who makes this kind of mistakes?

I one the race!

13 No Periods

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!

Sometimes I forget, but not this time

How annoying can this get

14 Misuse of "Good" and "Well"

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...

When my sister is bragging about her English grades she ALWAYS says "I'm doing good in English."

I would bring that ironic situation up with her English teacher.

I made a wish in the wishing good

People do this ALL THE TIME. I correct them and they get so mad...

15 "Could Of" Instead of "Could Have"

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.

When you’re saying it, it kind of sounds like “could of”, I can understand why people might get this mistake.

16 When People Capitalize Every Word Like This Even If It's Not A Title

I hate when people do this

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.

17 When Someone Says Things Like “Annoyingest” When It’s Supposed to Be “Most Annoying”

Heaven In Hiding is the amazingest song.

18 Questions Ending Without Question Marks

That doesn't really annoy me. A lot of people on here forget to put question marks at the end of a question anyways.

I do this occasionally, but it's because I hit the wrong key, not because I'm unenlightened.

Do you think this is bad.

Yeah, what do you think.

19 Misuse of Colons and Semi-colons

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20 Beginning or Finishing a Sentence With a Conjunction

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

Because it’s wrong.

21 Using Apostrophes In Plurals

I knew I wasn't the only one ticked off by this one!

Why do people use apostrophes in plurals again?

They're is so many list's were I have seed that.

Ugh. I hate when people do that. It’s stupid.

22 Misuse of "Less" and "Fewer"

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

23 "A Whole 'nother"

Don't even get me started on this one...

24 Saying "A" Before a Word Starting with a Vowel

It's such a annoying thing

This is a amazing list.

25 "Gonna" or "Going To" Instead of "Will"

Going To Shakespeare was good at writing plays!

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