Thursday, 2 February 2012

Grammar Mistakes

There are many articles online that focus on the more common English grammar mistakes – correct use of “its” vs. “it’s”, correct use of “there”, “they’re” and “their”, correct use of “could of” vs. “could have” and so on.

I recently bumped into a very interesting article, 20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes, that looks at some more intricate grammar errors that are quite common. It was enlightening to learn the specifics of “which” vs. “that” and “who” vs. “whom,” and I’ve definitely been guilty of using “less” instead of “fewer”…

Definitely a good read!

On a more light-hearted note, I also bumped into these quite amusing takes on what is sometimes said vs. what is meant and what is heard.

This one looks at expressions that British people might use and contrasts what might be meant by them, versus how they may be interpreted by non-British people:


This one is more of a wry look at various phrases that are sometimes written in formal essays and articles, and what might really be meant by them: