Top Ten Common Grammar Mistakes
The Top Ten
Your-that is your parcel.
You're- you're so clever! - Puga
There- it is over there.
Their- they hang up their coats.
They're- they're walking the dog. - Puga
To- I sent it to you.
Too- that is too much sugar.
Two- one, two, three. - Puga
Incorrect- I ride a elephant.
Correct- I ride an elephant. - Puga
One of my pet peeves is exclusion of the Oxford comma.
"We went to the Beatles concert with the groupies, Jagger and Richards."
"We went to the Beatles concert with the groupies, Jagger, and Richards."
See the difference? - PetSounds
Let's eat Grandma.
Let's eat, Grandma. - Puga
Everyone has to stop adding appostrophe's to plural's. - Turkeyasylum
This is incredibly common. When a sentence ends in an ellipsis, there must be FOUR periods.
Incorrect: "I'm not sure…"
Correct: "I'm not sure…."
Omitting the fourth period is the equivalent of ending a sentence with a comma. - PetSounds
After a complete sentence many people only use three periods.
Incorrect: I'm not sure…
Correct: I'm not sure….
Excluding the ellipsis period is like putting a comma at the end of a sentence.
Capital list, by the way. - PetSounds
This may bother me more than any other. Especially since my class doesn't learn to say it right.
I've made this mistake a few times before for assignments. It can sneak up on you even while proofreading them. - Kwaysar