To all you grammar Nazi book worms , I thought I’d take a moment to share my top 5 most cringeworthy grammatical errors (not, like, mine personally. That would drive me crazy!) Though, with my choice of blog name and all the things wrong with it, maybe I shouldn’t be judging.
This is the 21st century, people! There are these things called spellcheckers which do all the hard stuff for you. I personally love Grammarly because it’s super thorough, and even just the free online version offers so much more than most others out there! The worst is when I see this coming from English degree holding adults.
Is it really that hard? I set my glasses THERE. I wonder where THEIR nose pads went. THEY’RE a vital part of my existence. Now, that was exceptionally random, but there is a point I’m trying to make which is that GRAMMAR is NOT as hard as the world seems to think it is!
This isn’t really about grammar mistakes but just the ignorance that has come about from the internet’s obsession with grammar. You don’t need to fix something if it isn’t broken!
I see this all the time, everywhere. I think one reason is because if you don’t phrase it just so, it sounds wrong regardless. But what I’ve notices is that people finally realize that saying you and me are doing x, y, and z. is wrong, so now anytime they’re writing something along those lines, it’s always with I instead of me. I was reading an excellent article the other day written by a well-educated person. And then I found this lovely nugget: “my sister and I’s achievement.” No. Just, no. If you can cut out everybody else you’re referring to and have it sound normal, then it’s right. Otherwise, you might need to rethink your sentence.
So, now that I’ve been a total jerk about grammar, any grammar mistakes that make you cringe? Any funny stories about grammar?