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Top 10 grammar peeves...

Posted by on Sep. 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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11. The word "definitely" does not have an "a" in it. Anywhere.

by on Sep. 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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mickstinator
by on Sep. 24, 2013 at 4:12 PM

#2 is my biggest peeve. it's just so obvious. how do people not know that?! 

i don't make these mistakes, except for maybe every once in a while when i just have an oversight. i've always been a grammar nerd, though. i actually have a shirt that says "grammar police" on it. 

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I concur!

rissarin
by Gold Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 4:48 PM
Yep!
cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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I always mix up "affect, effect" and "principle, principal"
dmom27
by Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM
#8 is my biggest peeve!
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swishyskirt
by on Sep. 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM

What irks me is when a person doesn't even try. 

thy tok lke ths n it drive mee CRAYZEE lol rite?!!!1 ;)

-headesk-

flutter523
by Tracy on Sep. 24, 2013 at 8:59 PM
Principal ends in pal--or friend/person. Principle isn't a person

Quoting cjsmom1:

I always mix up "affect, effect" and "principle, principal"
flutter523
by Tracy on Sep. 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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I mess up effect and affect often
cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 9:06 PM
I've heard that so many times and never remember when I need to use the word.


Quoting flutter523:

Principal ends in pal--or friend/person. Principle isn't a person



Quoting cjsmom1:

I always mix up "affect, effect" and "principle, principal"

arthistmom
by Bronze Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I find them all equally annoying, though no student of mine has yet had to (mis)use "nonplus." This reminds me that I have a stack of essays to grade, which I'm sure will be rife with these grammar offenses.

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