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10 FATAL GRAMMATICAL MISTAKES THAT WE ALL MAKE

Today I am going to talk about the grammatical mistakes that we all do every day…..even after so many years of education…..there are some things that people like me and you mess up every day.

Is it difficult??

YES, IT IS…..OF COURSE ……I am not an English God ……and I think nobody is ……MAYBE.

The fact is that the words and phrases that sound well in the mind can look weird when written down…..and you cannot even realize that you have made a mistake.

But how do you prevent grammatical errors if you are not even aware you’re making them?

Well, you can start by reading through this post to see what common mistakes we already do.

So let’s get straight into the common grammatical mistakes: –

1) THEY’RE vs. THEIR vs. THERE

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One’s a contraction for “they are” (they’re), one refers to something owned by a group (their), and one refers to a place (there).

You know the difference among the three — just make sure you triple check that you’re using the right ones in the right places at the right times.

Correct Usage:

They’re going to love going there.

I heard their food is the best!

There is something wrong.

2) YOUR vs. YOU’RE

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This is the mistake I normally do every day…..and I think you also do …..

But the difference between the two is….

One is something is owned by you —–YOUR

And the other is actually being something —-YOU’RE

The meaning is different but we use these two words in the same sentence because it sounds good in our head …but while writing it …it changes its meaning completely.

CORRECT USAGE: –

You made it around the track in under a minute, you’re fast!

How’s your fast going? Are you hungry?


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3.) AFFECT vs. EFFECT

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This one is another one of my pet peeves. Most people confuse them when they’re talking about something changing another thing.

It’s a very ordinary error we make while writing something …..This error changes the meaning of the sentence.

When you’re talking about the change itself, you’ll use “effect.”

When you’re talking about the act of changing, you’ll use “affect.”

CORRECT USAGE: –

That movie had a great effect on me.

That movie affected me greatly.

4.) TO vs. TOO

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We accidentally do these errors while are in a hurry…..writing ‘to’ to ‘too’.

“To” is typically used before a noun or verb, and describes a destination, recipient, or action.

“Too,” on the other hand, is a word that’s used as an alternative to “also” or “as well?” It’s also used to describe an adjective in extremes.

CORRECT USAGE: –

I sent the files to my boss.

We both think it’s too cold outside.

5.) THEN vs THAN

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I just hate these things …..Who see these small things? ALMOST EVERYBODY …..

If we see there is a difference of just 1 single letter and it changes the meaning all over.

‘Than’ is used to compare two things.

‘Then’ means after something.

CORRECT USAGE: –

My dinner was better than yours.

We made dinner, and then we ate it.


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6.) COMPLIMENT vs COMPLEMENT

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Again one letter makes a difference.

These two words are pronounced exactly the same, making them easy to mix up. But they’re actually quite different.

If something “complements” something else, that means it completes it, enhances it, or makes it perfect.

The word “compliment” though, refers to an expression of praise (as a noun), or to praise or express admiration for someone (as a verb).

CORRECT USAGE: –

Handing out compliments seemed to be out of character for him, but hadn’t he always been honest and direct?

Any complement would have been redundant, anyway.

7.) BETWEEN vs AMONG

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Let’s clear this one up

The word “between” is used to refer to two (or sometimes more) things that are clearly separated.

The word “among” is used to refer to things that aren’t clearly separated because they’re part of a group or mass of objects.

CORRECT USAGE: –

You choose among all your shirts.

You walk between Centre Street and Broad Street.

8.) LESS vs FEWER

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These 2 words are same …..But there is a difference between the two.

Use “fewer” for things that are quantifiable, like “fewer road trips.”

Use “less” for things that aren’t quantifiable, like “less traveling.”

CORRECT USAGE: –

Now the world has one less fool.

He should ask for fewer packets of salt.


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9.) LOSE vs LOOSE

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When people mix up “lose” and “loose,” it’s usually just because they’re spelled so similarly. They know their definitions are completely different.

“Lose” is a verb that means “to be unable to find” or “fail to win”

“Loose” is an adjective that means “not tightly fastened, attached, or held.”

CORRECT USAGE: –

It’s like losing your keys or losing a football match.

This button is loose.

10.) ME vs I

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These 2 words mean the same …..But there are sentences where you have to put ‘I’ and ‘me’.

Most people understand the difference between the two of these until it comes time for them to use one in a sentence.

CORRECT USAGE: –

Can you send it to me?

I am so good.

English is a difficult language and it has got some tricky rules.

Even I have mentioned some fatal as well as common grammatical errors…..I also do make mistakes…..and I think you also do.

Which ones do you frequently catch?

Let us know in the comments.

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