(Closed) Double-Check Your Grammar and Spelling!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
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5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

That would make me cringe too! That’s why it’s always good to get 5 or so people to review your invitations and other paper stuffs before printing!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

And make sure you place text exactly where it needs to go!!

I made some post cards for wedding announcements and I accidently put our address where the recipient address goes. I think I was trying to see what it would look like with the address there but ughh…I ordered 72 announcements and now I have to put labels over them to hide it or waste the money I spent on them all together!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Not being able to use your and you’re or their and there correctly is one of my biggest pet peeves!! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This drives me crazy! DH’s cousin has a website for his business and he uses the wrong use of their and they’re a bunch of times on it! I want to tell him but I don’t want to come off as being rude! Also, my Mother-In-Law kept arguing with me that I was spelling twelfth wrong on our invitations. She wanted it to say June the twelth.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Proof-reading is great, but…don’t think you’re safe if you “carefully proof-read” everything after slaving away for hours, put it aside and look at it the next day and have someone else read it too, I find tired eyes/brains miss things like typos because you grasp the meaning and move on.

If you’ve ever tried that thing where they take a whole paragraph and mix up the middle letters of every word and ask you to read it and you’re still able too, it’s kinda like that, your mind glazes over things.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Hahahahha!! I think after people graduate high school they forget all grammar rules. I see problems with your/you’re and there/their/they’re. However, my all time favorite mistake is 2$…it’s $2 (I only judge U.S. citizens for that mistake). It is hard for me to understand that mistake considering store price tags are written $2 everywhere. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ASDF:  Well, judgment only has one “e.” (I believe the British spelling has the second “e,” however.) 🙂

I won’t judge you for that, because I, too, have made typos and mistakes in my posts, and it drives me absolutely crazy, especially if I do not discover them until hours or days later, AFTER the editing window has closed. I spent most of my career writing, editing, and proofreading documents, and I’m obsessive about avoiding errors. However, none of us is perfect.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ASDF:  One of the worst typos I’ve ever heard about occurred on an invitation that was extended to a number of public officials.  The invitation asked guests to respond to the Department of Public Relations.  Unfortunately, someone omitted the “l” in “public.”  Yikes!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

Spell-checks are good only for SPELLING…. not grammar.

“your” and “you’re” are going to pass the spell-check!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@ASDF:  UGH!!!! I hate when people make the most basic grammar mistakes. Your/You’re, They’re/Their/There…the list goes on…

Post # 16
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Busy bee

If I saw that type of mistake on an invitation, I don’t know if I could pull my eyes down the page to read anything else.

My biggest pet peeve in this area is something I have noticed as a growing trend lately. It drives me nuts when people put an apostrophe before the s in their all of their plurals. Because it is something done for every single plural, it’s clear they believe that they are following a rule. I complained about it on Facebook once, and a teacher I know said she has been trying to break her students of this habit in the last year or two.

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