Common mistake missing apostrophe

Common Grammar Mistakes to Avoid

Proper grammar usage is essential for effective communication. However, even the most skilled writers can make common grammar mistakes from time to time. These errors can undermine the clarity and professionalism of your writing. In this article, we will highlight some of the most common grammar mistakes you should avoid.

1. Missing Apostrophes

  • Incorrect: Im going to the store.
  • Correct: I'm going to the store.

One of the most prevalent grammar mistakes is the omission of apostrophes. Apostrophes are used to indicate possession and to form contractions.

2. Confusing "Your" and "You're"

  • Incorrect: Your welcome!
  • Correct: You're welcome!

The difference between "your" and "you're" is often misunderstood. "Your" indicates possession, while "you're" is a contraction of "you are."

3. Using "There," "They're," and "Their" Incorrectly

  • Incorrect: Their going to the party.
  • Correct: They're going to the party.

Many writers misuse "there," "they're," and "their." "There" refers to a place or location, "they're" is a contraction of "they are," and "their" indicates possession. Understanding the correct usage can prevent confusion and improve the readability of your writing.

4. Subject-Verb Agreement

  • Incorrect: The book that I borrowed from the library was has an interesting plot.
  • Correct: The book that I borrowed from the library has an interesting plot.

Subject-verb agreement is an important grammar rule to remember. A singular subject should be matched with a singular verb, while a plural subject should be matched with a plural verb.

5. Run-on Sentences

  • Incorrect: I went to the store I bought some groceries and then I went home.
  • Correct: I went to the store, bought some groceries, and then went home.

Run-on sentences occur when two or more independent clauses are improperly joined. To avoid run-on sentences, use proper punctuation, such as commas and conjunctions, or consider breaking the sentence into multiple shorter sentences.

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missing apostrophe mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    He ll take care of it tomorrow.

    He'll take care of it tomorrow.

  • Incorrect:
    I ve no idea what you're talking about.

    I've no idea what you're talking about.

  • Incorrect:
    He s great.

    He's great.

  • Incorrect:
    They re the best.

    They're the best.

  • Incorrect:
    You re my friend.

    You're my friend.

  • Incorrect:
    We re going out tonight.

    We're|Were going out tonight.

  • Incorrect:
    There we re a few items missing.

    There we're|were a few items missing.

  • Incorrect:
    I m the best.

    I'm the best.

  • Incorrect:
    He d do it.

    He'd do it.

  • Incorrect:
    Here s what I think.

    Here's|Here is what I think.

  • Correct:
    That shows that s/he has no reasonable chance of getting themselves.
  • Correct:
    Then we parked/lended for a total of 590 mwh that s/b priced @ 21.95.
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