Top Ten Most Annoying Grammar Mistakes

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

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

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.

Yes. I hate it when people do this. It’s torture. It drives me crazy! I mean, yeah, all grammatical errors do, but it’s just so stupid when people do this. They usually think they’re all smart and stuff, but it’s stupid! - Hermione_Granger220

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

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 grammar is the worst if you say this!

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3 Misuse of Commas 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... - 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

Yes, this is, the worst thing, ever.

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4 Misuse of Apostrophes

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

Ahhh this makes me cringe. - Hermione_Granger220

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. - ToptenPizza

5 Misuse of "Is" and "Are"

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

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. - PositronWildhawk

Eheh, apologies. That list still gives me that little brain itch... - keycha1n

Two sheeps ate the grasses. - Puga

7 Sentence Fragments

"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'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

All the time. People do this all the time. And I’m a serious grammar Nazi. It kills me! - Hermione_Granger220

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9 Absence of Quotation Marks

And I said Will you marry me? - WonkeyDude98

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

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 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. - cosmo

I one the race!

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

I honestly didn’t know people were THAT stupid. - Hermione_Granger220

13 No Periods

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 don't know why people do this - WonkeyDude98

It really does suck - naFrovivuS

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14 Misuse of "Good" and "Well"

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

15 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. - 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.

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16 "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

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

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

You're Wasting Time Doing Bad Grammar.

18 Misuse of Colons and Semi-colons
19 Beginning or Finishing a Sentence With a Conjunction
20 Capital Letters In the Wrong Place

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

ThAt WiLl Be VeRy WeIrD.

21 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

Why would user’s of this website write sentence’s like that?

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22 Misuse of "Less" and "Fewer"
23 Misuse of Punctuation Marks
24 I Done It instead of I Did It or I've Done It
25 "A Whole 'nother"
26 Mixing Up "Effect" and "Affect"

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

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

27 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

28 When someone says things like “Annoyingest” when it’s supposed to be “Most Annoying”

Heaven In Hiding is the amazingest song.

29 Misuse of "Them" and "Those"

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

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