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43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

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When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and speaking flubs. Check out this long list of ubiquitous grammar mistakes. Guarantee: You'll either learn something new or find a few of your biggest pet peeves here.

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A nice list. He did leave out 'poured over', which I noticed as I pored over his list of all-too-frequent mistakes and misunderstandings.



Submitted on Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 2:24:36 AM

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Can't get them all. It was a list of 43, not 430~

Submitted on Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 9:48:59 AM

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#25: "boldface lie" isn't really a terrible metaphor, it's just different from the original. "Bare faced" as in unmasked and "bald faced" as in unbearded are equally good. He's lying without even the slightest effort to conceal it. Other than that, well taken.

One that drives me bonkers: "Please RSVP". Also, "hot water heater". As the Firesign Theater used to say, "brought to you by your Department of Redundancy Department".

Then there's the classic "orientated", which seems to have become an accepted word through misuse, as has "aluminum".

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It would seem the author has her own problems. In her title "... grammar mistakes ....", "grammar", a noun, is being used as an adjective to modify the noun "mistake". The use of nouns as adjectives is frowned upon. A proper title would have included "...grammatical mistakes...".

But her blanket rule number 4 in her list is incorrect, because "I' as the ending of a sentence can be perfectly correct if it serves as a perpetrator of an action rather than the recipient of an action. Example: "He did the job better than I". In this case, "did" at the end of the sentence is assumed, i.e., "... better than I did".

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You are so right, Bill. "Grammar mistakes" instead of "grammatical mistakes" would be like saying "Medicine errors" in lieu of Medical errors."


I am glad to present the above paper as well as read your insightful comment; I am a Comp Lit grad with Honors and a trained editor, one book having led me into my profession as art dealer.


It is so wearying to be called "Grammar Nazi" on various Facebook group pages; people don't like to be corrected, let alone instructed, so indeed: WHY BOTHER?

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