I’m sure that we can all agree that at some point, we have been the grammar police (especially when scrolling down our news feed).
I just thought I would take a few moments to shed some light on the things that I thought was obvious–no sarcasm here 🙂
Words that are commonly confused & drives us all crazy are:
Their– shows possession
Ex: This is their house
They’re– contraction for they are. (If you’re unsure, change your sentence to They are & see if it still makes sense).
Ex: They’re coming with us.
There: shows position or placement (in, at that place) Can be used as a adverb or pronoun that introduces a sentence.
Ex: My keys are over there. (Adverb)
There is still love and hope in the world.
To: expressing motion in a direction, identifies the person or thing.
Ex: I’m walking to the bank.
I’m talking to Beth.
Two: amount, equivalent to one plus one or three minus one.
Ex: Only two of us showed up.
Too: also or excessive
Ex: I wanted to go to the game too.
Ex: There is too much talking today.
Your: shows possession
Ex: That’s your car.
You’re: contraction for you are
Ex: You’re not my friend.
Its: takes the place of a noun, pronoun, belonging to or associated with a thing that was mention before
Ex: The bird built its nest in the tree.
It’s : contraction for is it
Ex: It’s my birthday.
Woman: one female
Ex: I am a woman.
Women: multiple females
Ex: I saw the two women.
Loose: set free, undone, not together, detached, not firmly done
Ex: My son has a loose tooth.
Lose: to misplace, unable to find, be deprived of something
Ex: I’m trying not to lose my car keys.
Ex: The bugs made me lose my appetite.
Other words that are commonly confused (on social media posts) that I have no time to explain because these were things we were taught in grade school:
How many words have you seen or heard that made you grind your teeth? Comment them below!!
As always, Happy reading & happy writing! 🙂