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Grammatical / use of language pet peeves...What are your biggest?

  1. SoundNFury profile image85
    SoundNFuryposted 4 years ago

    There is the ubiquitous "theres" vs. theirs," but it also irks me when people say "I could care less" when they really mean they COULDN'T care less about something.

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      Ruth Lanhamposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      your vs. You're ugh

    2. bBerean profile image60
      bBereanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      "Sooner, rather than later" drives me nuts.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    Loose instead of lose...

    1. SoundNFury profile image85
      SoundNFuryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I hate that too!!  good one!

  3. bBerean profile image60
    bBereanposted 4 years ago

    "A long road to hoe"    Arrrrgh!

    1. SoundNFury profile image85
      SoundNFuryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      lol big_smile

  4. Peanutritious profile image61
    Peanutritiousposted 4 years ago

    Affect and Effect!

    1. SoundNFury profile image85
      SoundNFuryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      blargh I hate that too! Good one! lol

      I see it all the time!

  5. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    quite - quiet 

    When people drop the last letters of words while speaking and say 'fer' instead of 'for', 'somethin' instead of something.  If you listen closely, you'll find many people drop letters.

    1. SoundNFury profile image85
      SoundNFuryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      yup, quite and quiet I see that all the time and it drives me nuts too!

  6. Peanutritious profile image61
    Peanutritiousposted 4 years ago

    To and Too is often used incorrectly too!

    1. SoundNFury profile image85
      SoundNFuryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's used incorrectly to much, as far as I'm concerned! big_smile

  7. Jenn-Anne profile image93
    Jenn-Anneposted 4 years ago

    The misuse of the apostrophe is my biggest pet peeve (ie. "I have six cat's).  A friend who grades HS essays has seen "right from the gecko" more than once (instead of "right from the get-go").

    1. SoundNFury profile image85
      SoundNFuryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      hahahaha "right from the gecko" big_smile love it.

 
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