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What spelling or grammar errors took you a long time to learn?


I can't believe I graduated from college without knowing the rules for "its and it's" -- a newspaper editor had to teach me. My spelling bugaboo was "recommend". I always thought it had two c's and one m. I learned the truth while serving on a county grand jury when we had to make "recommendations" in our final report, where I was the recommended writer.

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Rochelle Frank says

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3 years ago
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    Elsie Hagley 3 years ago

    Thanks for that great answer, those two words, I'm having trouble with.

    Another one to add to my list of words that I'm having trouble with.


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    Venkatachari M 3 years ago

    colons not, but semicolons. Where to use semicolons? and frequency of commas?

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    Venkatachari M 3 years ago

    If you don't mind it, may I clarify? "Were' is used as past tense for 'are'. For example, they "were" my friends inplace of "these are my friends".

    Where is used to ask 'where' are my friends?

    Where refers to a question whereas "were" to presence


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3 years ago
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    Venkatachari M 3 years ago

    One more spelling mistakes, that I often commit, I just located it. I every time spell "preperation" instead of preparation. The 'e' and 'a' confusion while spelling it.