It’s almost 2011 and I’m thinking of all my new year’s resolutions…one thing that comes to mind is writing more…writing better…writing clearer…
So I thought I would make a list of 3 common grammatical errors that we should try to avoid in the new year
We often use the first word when we really mean the second word.
- Your instead of You’re– as in You’re the best, this is a contraction of You are, while “Your” is possessive like My (i.e. your sweater, my sweater)
- There instead of Their – as in Their car, this is possessive- they own the car, while “There” means not here.
- Loose instead of Lose – as in I’m about to lose my mind (you probably already lost it), while “Loose” means not restricted…i.e you may lose your keys, but you may have a loose key on your table
Have a spectacular new year! I wish you better than your wildest dreams! Thanks for sharing 2010 with me and making it such a great year.