This is a serious pet peeve of mine. The world has come to all texts and shortened abbreviations and no one cares about their grammar…….you see what I did there….. I used their, as in possessive (their grammar) and there, like over there.
I see so many Facebook posts with grammatical errors and no one says anything. Now, I know it’s not the nicest thing to correct someone when they are making a post, but boy do I want to SO bad.
Here are some examples and tell me if I am wrong…..
I want go to Walmart on Sunday afternoon because it’s busy.
want….should be won’t. How hard is it to change a letter and add an apostrophe?
Were going to the store.
Again ADD a flippin’ apostrophe! We’re going to the store, or better yet, just type your words out. We are going to the store.
There are so many examples, and I am not sure why it drives me so crazy but it does!!
There, their, and they’re
The toy is over there.
Their toy is ruined.
They’re going to the store for a new toy.
Want & won’t
I want to go to the store.
I won’t go to the store. You use this in place of will not.
Y’all it really isn’t that difficult, and I guess people just don’t care. I know there are more that I see on a daily basis and it drives me up the wall.
Is it laziness? Is it they truly don’t know? What is it? Am I making a big deal out of nothing? I feel like our teachers work their asses off to teach us these things and then we just throw it all away because we either don’t care, or we weren’t paying any attention.
When you make these mistakes in writing, to be sure it will be relayed into your professional life as well? Do businesses not care what type of grammar mistakes you make?
When we were looking for office help, that was one of the first things I did. I made sure the applicants used proper grammar with certain words, as this person would be sending professional emails for me and I want it to be just that…professional.
I am not saying I majored in English, and I don’t make mistakes in my writings, because I am sure I do, but COME ON, these words y’all are using change the complete meaning of the word. For me, it makes it difficult to read when all I can do is think of the word you have used and the word that should have been used.
So, let’s continue.
Were & We’re
Were you going to the store today?
We’re going to the store today.
My mind of course has gone blank in thinking of more words that are used incorrectly, but YOU TELL ME.
What are your pet peeves?
Do you despise grammatical errors? Can you not stand when people add an s to the end of a word….
Sonics, mines, etc…
Let me know! I’m curious to see other’s thoughts!!