Welcome to this week’s blog hop. Today the topic is:
‘What are your pet peeves regarding grammar and spelling?’
I’ve listed my main peeves below. I inwardly scream when I see these howlers in books that I’m given to review:
- An inability to differentiate between their, they’re and there.
- Using ‘should of‘ instead of ‘should have‘.
- Using ‘would of‘ instead of ‘would have‘.
- Confusing bought with brought.
- An inability to differentiate between your and you’re.
- Using capital letters inappropriately.
- Not using speech marks, or just mixing speech up with the rest of the sentence.
- Not using any commas.
- Missing apostrophes, especially the possessive apostrophe. I think this one is my worst peeve!
- Putting in an apostrophe when one should not be there. This is my second worst peeve!
- One big block of writing instead of several paragraphs.
- An inability to differentiate between practice (a noun, such as a GP practice) and practise (a verb, such as to practise the violin ).
- Mixing up of tenses.
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