One of my several pet peeves is when people use the wrong form of a word.
I’m no grammar queen. When it comes to prepositional phrases, imperative sentences, and comma usage – I’m not perfect. But I do expect others who are 16+ to have a basic understanding of “which word to use.”
In the past hour that I have been browsing Facebook, Twitter, and blog posts, I have found SEVERAL elementary mistakes from friends/acquaintances who have graduated from college. These are some of the mistakes I have found:
Your vs You’re
I was reading a blog post from someone I took an MBA course with, and came across the word “your” when it should have been “you’re.” I gave him the benefit of the doubt, thinking it could very well have been an oversight. Lo and behold, 3 more times in the same blog post was “your” instead of “you’re.” English 101 anyone?
To vs. Till
This is a HUGE pet peeve of mine! I was on facebook and saw a girl post “15 days to the rodeo!” 15 days where? OH I suppose you mean “15 days until the Rodeo!”
Accept vs Except
If English is your second language – I’ll let this one slide. Otherwise these should never be used interchangeably. I saw this error on Twitter from someone who received their undergrad degree in Business Administration.