My friend Kelly’s Gmail status: “Thank you, Facebook & TFLN for helping me see exactly how horrible 75% of the people in this country are at spelling.” She went on to say, “I am so irritated. I just want to say COME ON PEOPLE YOU WENT TO COLLEGE. Your vs. You’re is an elementary school distinction.”
This is one of my biggest pet peeves. Don’t get me wrong, I am not perfect when it comes to grammar, punctuation and spelling. That said, there are many things that people could catch if they just took 15 seconds to review what they have written. People have stopped taking the time to do this.
Below I am going to list a few common mistakes, after reading this post, please don’t make them.
- Your vs. You’re
- There vs. They’re vs. Their
- To vs. Too vs. Two
- It’s vs. Its
- Neither/Nor vs. Either/Or