The war on bad grammar: the two biggest, easiest targets

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  1. […] Posted on September 30, 2009 by barbsawyers Yesterday, I urged people to take aim at the two biggest grammar errors: confusing possessives and contractions, as in its and it’s, and mixing up other sound-alike […]

  2. your and you’re – I know it comes under point two but it’s judged so harshly by the literati it deserves special mention.

    The pluralisation of acronyms and numbers. For me an apostrophe in this instance is a big NO (e.g. ISAs,not ISA’s).

    My flatmate is a stringent grammarian and he insists that a show on UK TV at the moment poorly titled.

    “How the other half lives” should be “How the other half live” personally I think he is being too prescriptive.

    Great posts btw thanks Barb

  3. […] I know I’m not the only one dealing with the issue of when to capitalize. Recently it came up on a discussion on my IABC Linkedin group about my posts on the biggest grammar mistakes to avoid. […]

  4. […] 9. The war on bad grammar: possessives, contractions and words that sound similar […]

  5. Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write in my web-site some thing like that. Can I get part of the post to my blog?

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