Common Grammar Errors

by Pooja Khurana 06-Nov-16

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1) Mistakes in Apostrophe Usage
Apostrophe is utilized to show ownership. Many individuals utilize an Apostrophe to frame the plural of a word, especially if the words being referred to close in a vowel, which may make the word look abnormal with an S added to make it plural. In any case, you don't utilize an Apostrophe after a possessive pronoun, for example, my, mine, our, our own, his, hers, their, or theirs. For instance:

Inaccurate: My Grandmas home is beside his' home.
Right: My Grandma's home is beside his home.
Inaccurate: Its a sunny day in June.
Right: It's a sunny day in June.


2) for and Since
It's a most common confusion between for and Since. These 2 types of preposition are used for time.
For used to signify a Period of time.

For Instance:

I have been living here for 5 Years.
Since used to signify a Point of time.

For Instance:

I have been living here since 1999.


3) Your and You're
This common mistake between your and you're  done by us because we think you're is same as your.

Rule:

Your indicates something belongs to you.
You're a short form of you are.

Incorrect:

Your so pretty.
Where is you're book?
Where is you're residence?

Correct:

You're so pretty.
Where is your book?
Where is your residence?


4) Fewer or Less
We commonly do mistake between fewer and less.

Rule:

Fewer used for countable things.
Less is used for uncountable things like water.

Example:

Fewer people are standing here.
Less water in the pot.

5) Than and Then
We do very common mistake between Than and Then because both of them sounds same.

Rule:

Than used for Comparison
Then used to show step by step instruction

Example:

Brown Bread is better than white bread.
I'll go first there then to your place.



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Comments

  1. Kiana Jan 21, 2019

    Deadly accurate answer. You've hit the busyelle!

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