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 two many weighs, your all confusing me_

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

Homophones. Screw homophones. - Ikura

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

You're the worst at grammar - LootLlama

Sign in NY: "Your in America. Speak English." - Metal_Treasure

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!

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3 Misuse of Commas Misuse of Commas

That picture (or should I say comic) though - Solacress

Let's eat, Mr. Johnson.
Let's eat Mr. Johnson. - Cyri

Yes, this is, the worst thing, ever.

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

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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.) - MaxAurelius

I"m gonna read 'Harry Potter' - Pokemonfan10

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

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

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5 Misuse of "Is" and "Are"

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

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

Your trying two hard.

Try living in the south... I’m a grammar Nazi, and I do. - Hermione_Granger220

6 Misuse of Plurals and Singular Terms

I have 2 word in my usernames - LootLlama

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

7 Sentence Fragments

Why are you using your sniper rifle on that person
Win - LootLlama

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

The plane exploded.

8 Double Negative Terms

I can't get no satisfaction. - Misfire

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

I can’t not stand when people do this - LootLlama

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

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9 Absence of Quotation Marks

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

How will I have any idea what was being said? - PositronWildhawk

And I said Will you marry me? - WonkeyDude98

10 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. - BKAllmighty

How much times do I gotta tell you! - WonkeyDude98

The Newcomers

? "Lay" instead of "Lie"

I want you to lay down. WRONG! I want you to lie down. CORRECT! He is laying down. WRONG! He is lying down. CORRECT!

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"

That only happens on roblox.

I one the race!

I have won cookie. I one the contest yesterday. - cosmo

Is there anywon who makes this kind of mistakes? - Fan_of_Good_Music

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13 No Periods

I like it in poems - Alkadikce

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.)

Sometimes I forget, but not this time

Yes! So many people don't use periods after sentences and it automatically makes the whole thing feel drab. I hate it! - keycha1n

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14 Misuse of "Good" and "Well"

I made a wish in the wishing good - LootLlama

People do this ALL THE TIME. I correct them and they get so mad... - Hermione_Granger220

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

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

I hate when people do this

You're Wasting Time Doing Bad Grammar.

Even Titles Don't Capitalize Every Letter, A, An, The, To, And, But, Or, For, Nor, Etc., You Do Not Capitalize

16 Questions Ending Without Question Marks

Why don’t they - LootLlama

Yeah, what do you think.

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

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17 "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...

I could of spent my money on a Hersheys bar but instead I got a Almond Joy. - WonkeyDude98

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

Heaven In Hiding is the amazingest song.

19 "A Whole 'nother"

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

20 Misuse of Colons and Semi-colons

A list of my favorite Fortnite weapons; compact smg, gold scar, tactical shotgun, dual pistol - LootLlama

21 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 - LootLlama

22 Capital Letters In the Wrong Place

I don't Use capITal letters iN the wrOng plaCe! - cosmo

ThAt WiLl Be VeRy WeIrD.

23 Using Apostrophes In Plurals

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

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24 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 - LootLlama

25 Misuse of Punctuation Marks
26 I Done It instead of I Did It or I've Done It
27 Mixing Up "Effect" and "Affect"

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

It’s really confusing, though... - Hermione_Granger220

I read this tweet; it said, "9/11 never happened it was probably all special AFFECTS"
Affects? Affect is a verb.

28 Kinda instead of Kind of

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

29 Misuse of "Them" and "Those"

I know, right? There are a lot of people who misuse them words. - Misfire

Ha! What kind of fool would make them kind of mistakes...? - Britgirl

30 Misuse of "Its" and "It's"

This is really annoying. - Cyri

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

This is a amazing list. - Misfire

It's such a annoying thing

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