Tag: Spelling & Grammar

Saturday Special: My #1 Most-Read Blog Post of All Time (So Far) – Between vs Among

I’m not really sure WHY this one would be the most popular, but here it is.  Enjoy (again). This is another mistake that makes some people crazy, and one that’s so easy to make. The”rule” is that between always implies two; among always implies more than two. Incorrect: There is little difference between department stores …

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Top Ten Spelling and Grammar Pet Peeves – I vs. Me

Today, we discuss personal pronouns.  YAY!  “I” and “we” are most commonly confused for each other in writing (and speaking!) sentences when they are paired with another “person”. For instance, would you say, “Kevin and me are meeting Gina at the library,” or should it be, “Kevin and I…”? To determine which pronoun fits properly in your …

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Top Ten Spelling and Grammar Pet Peeves – Lie vs. Lay

Okay, this is one that makes even me stop and double…make that triple check…my usage.  Let me be clear – I am not including the “lie” that means to not tell the truth here.  I am talking solely about the lie (and lay) that refers to setting or reclining. First, the easy part – – present …

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Top Ten Spelling and Grammar Pet Peeves – Have vs. Of

Yikes!!  The usage in the title is just plain wrong, but such an easy mistake to make because of how the phrases SOUND.   If you just listen to each phrase, it would seem “could of,”  “should of,” “would of,” and “must of” are correct.  However, the proper usage is actually: could have – should …

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Top Ten Spelling and Grammar Pet Peeves – Hear/Here

Today’s tip brings you a device that makes it super easy to remember the correct usage of this pair of homophones. Incorrect:  Come over hear so I can here you better. Correct: Come over here so I can hear you better. Ok, so here’s the super easy tip: You hEAR with your EARs, so if …

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