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11 grammatical mistakes that instantly exhibit people’s ignorance


boss, meeting, work, employee
Don’t
make these mistakes.


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All it takes is a singular twitter or content for some people to reveal
their bad grasp of the English language.

Homophones —
difference that sound comparison but are spelled differently — can be
quite pesky.

Regardless,
you should never

 choose incorrectly
in these 9 situations:

1. ‘Your’ vs. ‘You’re’

“Your” is a possessive pronoun, while “you’re” is a contraction
of “you are.”

Example 1: You’re pretty. 

Example 2: Give me some of your whiskey.

2. ‘It’s’ vs. ‘Its’

Normally, an apostrophe symbolizes possession, as in, “I took the
dog’s bone.” But since apostrophes also reinstate wanting letters
— as in “don’t” — the “it’s” vs. “its” decision gets
complicated. 

Use “its” as the possessive pronoun and “it’s” for the shortened
chronicle of “it is.”

Example 1: The dog chewed on its bone.

Example 2: It’s raining.

3. ‘Then’ vs. ‘Than’

“Then” conveys time, while “than” is used for comparison. 

Example 1: We left the party and then went home.

Example 2: We would rather go home than stay at the party.

4. ‘There’ vs. ‘They’re’ vs. ‘Their’

“There” is a location. “Their” is a possessive pronoun. And
“they’re” is a contraction of “they are.”

Use them wisely. 

5. ‘We’re’ vs. ‘Were’

“We’re” is a contraction of “we are” and “were” is the past
moving of “are.”

6. ‘Affect’ vs. ‘Effect’

“Affect” is a noun and “effect” is
noun.

There are, however, singular exceptions. For example, someone
can 

“effect change”
and “affect” can be a psychological symptom. 

Example: How did that impact you? 

Example: What outcome did that have on you?

7. ‘Two’ vs. ‘Too’ vs. ‘To’

“Two” is a number. 

“To” is a preposition. It’s used to demonstrate motion, although
mostly not literally, toward a person, place, or thing.

And “too” is a synonym for “also.”

8. ‘Into’ vs. ‘In To’

“Into” is a preposition that indicates mutation or
transformation, while “in to,” as two apart words, does not.

Example: We gathering the automobile into the lake. 

Example: we incited my test in to the teacher. 

In the latter example, if you wrote “into,” you’re implying you
literally changed your test into your teacher.

9. ‘Alot’

“Alot” isn’t a word. This word is always two apart words: a
lot.

10. ‘Who’ vs. ‘Whom’

Use who to impute to the theme of a judgment and whom to refer
to the intent of the noun or preposition. Shortcut: Remember that
who does it to whom.

Example: Who ate my sandwich?

Example: Whom should we ask?

11. ‘Whose’ vs. ‘Who’s’

Use “whose” to assign ownership to someone
and “who’s” as the contraction of “who is.”

Example: Whose trek is on that table?

Example: Who’s going to the cinema tonight?

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