Nothing is worse than getting in the first edition of our new issue, opening it up and finding a giant grammar mistake plain as day. This doesn’t happen often, but when it does it blows my mind. “How did that happen? We read the issue 5 times each, hired an extra copy editor and even used the Microsoft WORD’s spell check (which never misses a mistake, right?).”
OK, so even editors are human (shocking) and can miss something every once in a while. But it’s the editor (and writer) who strives for grammatical perfection who has a leg up on everyone else.
Today I thought I’d share the 7 top grammar blunders that seem to trip up a lot of people. Bookmark these if you need to. And if you already know the rules by heart, don’t hesitate to e-mail this to your friend who’s always driving you crazy by using “alot” when it doesn’t exist:
What grammar pet peeves do you have? Leave it in the comments section so others can learn from your wisdom.