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Old 03-06-2012, 05:51 PM
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15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly

I think this infographic was made just for me. (I can relate to it for sure)

Weíre big advocates of conversational writing thatís engaging, persuasive, and fun. So that means itís perfectly fine to fracture the occasional stuffy grammatical rule (and many times itís preferable).

On the other hand, making some grammatical errors just makes you look bad, and hurts your effectiveness. Sometimes we even misuse words simply because we hear others use them incorrectly.

So, weíve assembled the 15 most egregious grammar goofs into one helpful infographic. With this handy reference, youíll never look silly again.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:01 AM
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I came by this article not too long ago and I have observed the very same grammar infractions too often than I would have loved too. And it's not just the grammar slips, it seems like people no longer pay attention to spelling words correctly even simple words like "receive" gets misspelled too often.
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I go with the 1st and 2nd on the list as those are the most common mistakes that I encounter whenever I read articles online.
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What a fun article, thanks for sharing! I'll have to post this to my facebook.

I am always a little bothered when people say they are going to "peruse" something - implying to glance - when it really means to look at in great detail.

I like precise use of language
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It's a fun article. I'd like to see more infographics. It sticks with the readers' brains longer.
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I enjoy the infographic. It attracts readers to read the article. All points are true. Another grammar mistake is misplaced modifier, example, the placement of "only" in the sentence. I.E.: Only press the red button or Press only the red button. What the writer really means--"only press" or "only the red button"? That is another common mistake. Anyway, thanks for that infographic link.
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