What English mistakes annoy you the most?
When people say "could care less" instead of "couldn't care less."
My pet peeves are more about pronunciation like supposebly for supposedly and neucular for neuclear.
I'm a non-native English speaker who loves studying English. Generally, I do not mind other people's mistakes since I'm making a lot myself - LOL What irks me, however, is when people try to sound like native English speakers by trying to mimic their accent and pacing in speech. Doing that is sometimes OK. Most of the time, however, it makes speech impossible to understand. I prefer hearing people speak in a natural pace.
It bothers me when people don't know the difference between there, their, and they're.
I'm really strict on the difference between "further" and "farther". I hear/read it used wrong so many times.
Misspellings in writing is one thing that really gets me. I'm not a great speller naturally but come on now, there's spell check to make sure that everything you write is spelled correctly.
The use of who and whom bother me as well as when the educated woman I work for says, "I had went to the store." ARRGHHHHHHH
When people say "My hairs" to my hair and "The Childrens" to the children. Its like - Why???? Why don't people learn English properly. Its such a lovely language.
by rutley 6 years ago
Does it annoy you when people in the education field make so many spelling mistakes?I don't mean texting and shortening of words with symbols. Just plain old miss-spelling. Especially when we have spellcheck on the computer. It's just laziness.
by RocketCityWriter 11 months ago
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by Nemanja Boškov 6 years ago
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by Rathna Peters 6 years ago
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by thebeast02 2 years ago
Does bad grammar and spelling bother you?I don't expect everyone to be an English professor, but for goodness sake people, use some punctuation and a built in spell-check! This is primarily aimed at forums, hubs, and places like YouTube comments. Places where people could take the time to read over...
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