Top Ten Worst Grammar Mistakes

The Top Ten

1 Double Negatives

This is a very common one. At least I don't make no mistakes - SirSheep

We don't need no education. - Misfire

These are undeniably one of the worst grammar mistakes to make - styLIShT

I think this list proved bad grammar is fun actually.. - EliHbk

2 Misuse of They’re, There, and Their

Also a very common one - SirSheep

Yeah, people say there favorite song is Heaven In Hiding but their just using bad grammar.

Did you just ironically say "there" and "their" when it's supposed to be "their" and "they're"? Clever. - Catacorn

People should know how to spell. - Hermione_Granger220

Yeah, I see a lot of people who misuse these words. - TheFourthWorld

3 Lack of Commas

Only the extremely obvious misuse of commas bothers me - SirSheep

Yeah who forgets commas I never do

I actually use too many commas. - EliHbk

4 Misuse of Good and Well

I don't see this one too often - SirSheep

Doing well to rid injustice - SpectralOwl

Heaven In Hiding is a really well song!

It doesn’t bug me as much as some grammatical errors do, but still, it’s not proper. - Hermione_Granger220

5 Misuse of Then and Than

I sometimes have to restrain myself from correcting this every time. - SirSheep

When people say this, than I want to correct there grammar.

People can be so dumb sometimes... - Hermione_Granger220

Better then comma misuse - EliHbk

6 Misuse of Too, To, and Two

I can't read writing that has mistakes like this several times. If it was only one error, it could've been autocorrect - SirSheep

I hate this two!

I hate it when people do this. - Hermione_Granger220

7 “These Ones”

Ughh... my teacher says them ones. I correct her so often my friends call me 'grammar police.' also, once we were ripping up the times newspaper and I found a grammar mistake. I circled it with a red marker and handed it to my teacher. if it weren't for the circle she wouldn't have even spotted it. also once I sent a letter to my newspaper people because I found a mistake. That was a year ago I haven't heard back. I guess they were embarrassed to be proven wrong by a kid!

This makes me cringe. I mean, seriously. It’s so annoying! - Hermione_Granger220

8 Misuse of Much and Many

I've seen this so much times - SirSheep

There is much things wrong with saying this.

9 Bad Punctuation

I really, do hate this? People still. Do this going into, high school it's so annoying! It quite literally looks. Like this comment, but with smaller words: - SirSheep

Yeah? Bad punctuation. Is so annoying&

This, message is,beating a dead horse@ - EliHbk

10 Misuse of Your and You’re

Yeah, you're grammar is very bad if you do this.

If your misusing these words, you're grammar is not correct. - TheFourthWorld

Your an idiot, the end. - MrCoolC

The Contenders

11 Misuse of Me and I

Me is happy. - MrCoolC

I hate it when people are like me, and mom... I'm like: GUYS IT'S MOM, AND I, NOT ME, AND MOM! - lionsforlife

People do this all the time. - Hermione_Granger220

Me and Halsey have the same favorite song.

12 The Word 'ain't.'

I've ain't never used this.

That was actually quite painful to type. I think that I just lost a few brain cells. - SirSheep

We aren't slang! Come on!

I use it still to be honest - EliHbk

I knew it by reading a book since 4th grade these people wronged me...- Kevinsidis

13 Misuse of Effect and Affect

This one is less annoying because it isn't known as well, but it's still annoying nonetheless. - SirSheep

What's the difference? I never figured out. - EliHbk

Mass Affect - EliHbk

Not as bad as some grammar mistakes, but still, it’s annoying. - Hermione_Granger220

14 “Irregardless”

What? - SirSheep


It’s not even a word. - Hermione_Granger220

15 Misuse of Who’s and Whose

I don’t know the difference.

"Who's" is a contraction of the words "who" and "is" while "whose" is a possessive form of "who". - TheFourthWorld

Who’s always means “who is”. That’s how I tell when to use who’s or whose. I just remember that. - Hermione_Granger220

16 Rapping Vs Raping

Elitists be like "spot the difference? " - EliHbk

Oh my Jedi god! - Kevinsidis

Yeah... there’s a big difference... - Hermione_Granger220

17 Breath vs Breathe

You need to breath or you will die.

18 Misuse of Who and Whom

Whom is stealing my victory royale? - LootLlama

Yeah, it’s a common mistake. - Hermione_Granger220

19 “Could Of”, “Would Of”, or “Should Of”

I would of added this but someone did it already.

20 It's and Its
21 Misuse of Its and It's

It's so annoying! - TheFourthWorld

Yeah. “It’s” means “it is”. “Its” means “belonging to it”. People should know that stuff! - Hermione_Granger220

22 Putting an Apostrophe to Make a Word Plural

I see this a lot in my school unfortunately - SirSheep

Yeah, their are so many way’s people have bad grammar.

23 Use of Were, Where, We're and Wares

There seems to be much confusion regarding these words. I often notice where and were are not used correctly.

24 Using "Seen" Without a Helper

Yeah, I seen people do this. It annoys me a bit. - Misfire

I often hear people say "I seen" or We seen" without using the helper word "have." "I saw..." or "I have seen..." are the only correct versions.

25 Incorrect Use of the Verb "to Be."

"I be" and "We be" are NEVER correct.

26 Correct Pronoun Usage

The use of these pronouns are often misused to be at the beginning of sentences as the noun doing the action: me, him/her, they, them, me and him/her, him/her and me; these words belong after the verb if they are the subject of the action. These pronouns should be used instead prior to an action verb: I, he, she, we, you, they, it. To show possession prior to an action verb, these words should be used: my, his/her, their and your.

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