ThenEnglish language can be very complicated eving for us British.Good examples and post.Yvonne.
Hello, my name is Jaye and I have a comma problem.
Great post. I love the picture you chose and the great quote.
Aside from punctuation??? I have the same problem with your and you're. I know the difference, it's my brain to finger connection that blips out.
We don't have enough time to list all of my grammatical pitfalls, but they're, there, and their thankfully isn't one of them. For some reason I've always been able to keep that one straight. :)
I don't have a their/they're/there problem. But I do have a further/farther problem. And a holey/holy problem. And a past/passed problem.
There, their and they're I usually get, unless I'm just typing to fast. That is my main problem, I type to fast and just stick in the first that comes to mind sometimes.
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My problem is that my fingers type faster than my brain works. So I end up with their instead of they're. Whathe instead of what the. It's instead of its. Not because I don't know the difference, but because my fingers don't know how to differentiate.Oh, and I always forget to leave off the question marks. That one is a mystery.
Love it, Donna. Great post. My grammar pitfalls? Hmmm... Grammar is my strength, but sometimes those elusive commas get me or those apostrophes inside or outside that "s" ... LOL!
I've got the their/there/they're trio down :) But my kids don't.Straight/Strait and Defiantly/Definitely kill me!
I see this all the time and it drives me crazy. Even worse, is when I catch myself typing the wrong one! Ugghhh!!
Hi Donna! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day! I really appreciate it.Great post! I still struggle with "whom". So far, my professors have been impressed with my usage, but I'm always reluctant to stick it in a conversation or paper!Cheers from a new follower,JenNice to meet you!
One problem when I write is that I try to voice my thoughts so quickly that sometimes they come out wrong. Nice post.www.modernworld4.blogspot.com
Great post, Donna! I always cringe when I see people misuse "your" and "you're". :)
It's understandable that my daughter makes them. She's only eight. It's not understandable when adults make the same mistake. Though sometimes I make them because my brain is thinking faster than my finger can type. But it's not like I spell them wrong because I don't know better. :D
This is one thing I've never had a problem with. Now, ending a sentence in a preposition, that's something else entirely. Heh heh!
well, whatever my grammar pitfall is it is not their, they're or there...now if I could just get my students to know the difference...hah!
Just the overuse of certain favorite words.
Lately I have been catching myself writing "are" for "our". What the heck? Oh and I find that I use the word "just" in almost every sentence. :-)
I don't have many that I know of but every once in a while I will take pause with "then" and "than". I figure it out but I always hesitate and think it out. Weird. And like Nancy, I'll end a sentence with a preposition just because it pleases me...And I use the three words you mention in this post as sort of a literacy barometer when I read letters, emails, etc.
Simply put which is excellent. I have issues using the wrong verb, even though I know what's write. And I have to look up further vs farther and clench vs clinch every single time!
My grammar nazi teacher alway said, "There is no such thing as 'alot'. It was always 'a great deal'. There are just times when I want to a lot...rofl.My big question is when to use semicolons. I think they're cool and I like them a lot but I don't get them well.
That was cute. sandie
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