15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly


In case you came by here for a Wednesday Writing prompt, I’m sorry to disappoint you. I will have one up tomorrow. There’s a reason for the change of day (only this week) which will be clear tomorrow.

In the meanwhile, in case you haven’t seen this before, here’s some useful information for bloggers/writers – 15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly from Copyblogger.

15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly
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Author: Corinne Rodrigues

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26 thoughts

  1. These are my pet peeves too, so it was nice to see them reiterated in such a friendly fashion. I was tickled by the line, ‘This means your brother is a zombie who delivers fruit.’


    1. I’m old school as far as grammar is concerned, Bhavya – especially with the written word. I do believe that a lot of the time we just get lazy! 🙂


  2. This is wonderful !
    Helps people like me a lot who deliberately make mistakes. I think I will book mark and use it !


  3. My mom says that English is bhoot ki bhaasha.. She believes that hindi has a structure an syntax that is easier to use..

    The list contains some of my personal pet peeves.. I must confess that I have at one point of time mixed up ‘their’ and ‘they’re’… and it made me cringe when I read it


    1. That’s true, Hrishikesh – English is a crazy language! Funnily, I find that spell-check allows us to make more mistakes than we normally would!


  4. Though thanfully due to hyper strict teachers in school I find myself free from the dreaded fifteen! But yes. Many
    I know must read this post! A great collection must say 🙂


  5. These are such common mistakes. I used to be very particular about grammer, but I’m a little worried that ever since I’ve started posting from the phone, mistakes might have started creeping in.


    1. Technology definitely has a way of making us lazy about our spellings/ editing, Smitha. Spell-check is not a writer’s friend, I must say!


  6. My English is very average.There was a time I used write “Middles” in News papers, where I had to edit what I had written, and I had to stick to minimum words, forcing me to convey what ever I wanted convey, in a brief and precise manner. It used to be so difficult to write like that. .
    With internet came blogs, which released me from this problem, I no longer have an editor sitting with an axe over my head. Okay, I don’t get paid, but still I am my own boss, and people who are interested to read what I write are free to do so, or stop visiting my blogs
    . I have stopped bothering about the way I write, I just write the way it comes out, and many times my grammar is all messed up, but I have stopped bothering.


    1. Thanks for sharing, Rama. I guess that’s one of of looking at it. But in my opinion, sometimes the small errors can irk people and keep them from appreciating the larger message. If we are publishing our work, then we must be mindful of our readers.


  7. I am glad to see this. My pet peeve is someone writing ‘off course’ for ‘of course’. Really, it is getting on my nerves as the person is well read and I cannot fathom for the life of me why he/she is doing it!


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