Post # 1
I know it is not the most important thing in the world, and that bringing it up can be divisive, but all the grammar peeve posts are closed, and l may go insane if l see these much more.
’alot ‘ instead of a lot ( nobody ever says ‘afew’ ffs)
reign instead of rein ( as in taking the reins)
your for you’re
the apostrophe thing, randomly adding it to plurals
simplistic when merely meaning simple
Minor rant – what gets to you?
Post # 2
I agree. I think I mentioned my niggle with” alot” on a previous post but compared it with writing “alittle”.
Also who’s vs whose.
I don’t think many people know when or how to use “whom” at all anymore. My English teacher drilled this into the class.
Effect vs affect.
Saying or writing ” could of” instead of ” could have”.
But then, I’m far from purfect…
Post # 3
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That vs who, for example “my friend that got married last year is now pregnant” – drives me nuts
Post # 4
elderbee : meh, I’m a stickler for grammar in my professional emails and expect the same from anyone else with whom I’m exchanging emails in a professional setting; however, this is the world wide internets with millions of people from varying educational backgrounds…take potential language barriers into consideration and, well, if you’re a grammar snob, you’re gonna be in for a bad time lol
ETA: I don’t mean this in a judgemental way at all against you, it’s just my take on things—hey, you asked! 🙂
Post # 5
Gotten – it’s not a word.
People who don’t know the difference between effect and affect.
Your and you’re
Their and there
Bought and brought
Oh and American English. I live in a commonwealth country so when anyone uses American English, it irritates me.
Post # 6
“I seen” drives me nuts. It’s “I saw a movie this weekend,” not “I seen a movie this weekend.
Also, I hate when posts have no capitalization or punctuation. Perfect example: Ariana Grande’s Tweets
I try to be pretty forgiving in my in my grammar snobbery, especially when I can tell someone isn’t a native English speaker, but sometimes it’s borderline painful to read things on the internet.
I’m super forgiving of typos, as I make them all the time 🙂
Post # 7
Yeah, I am mostly just annoyed by my own self. (other people not so much) I always hit send AND THEN see when it’s posted all of my mistakes (or worse: hours later when I can’t fix it) I don’t live in my mother language so I make all kinds of stupid mistakes.
My biggest mistake: thier and their. Holy moly, google thinks I am an idiot the amount of times I google that 😂
Post # 8
elderbee : I am guilty of all of these things. I also like run-on sentences and commas just because. I also have no idea; when to use that symbol that I just typed. Help me, stickler Bees, your my only hope.
(I know it’s youre, I’m joking.)
Post # 9
I have a counter-rant.
Grammar snobbery is my pet peeve.
It tends to get in the way of conversation, to distract, and ultimately I think it tends to be used as a way of silencing people and easily dismissing whatever they have to say.
The point of language is communication.
I think the worst for me is when people want to argue about the evolving meaning of a word or if it exists or not. For example the word ‘literally’–both socially and technically can mean figuratively.
Dreamed and dreamt are both correct.
Ain’t is a word.
Language is constantly changing and growing. New words get invented and old words get new meanings. Grammar is not isolated from such things.
Post # 10
Absolutely the most common error on the internet is writing “to he and I” when it should be “to him and me.” And it’s so easy to check which to use. Would you write “They gave it to I”? Never. So you don’t write “They gave it to Sam and I” or “to he and I.” Any prepostion is followed by “me,” “him,” “she,” “us.”
“Invite” is a verb, not a noun. You send out invitations when you invite people to your wedding.
“Gift” is a noun, not a verb. You give someone a toaster; you don’t “gift them with a toaster.”
; is a semicolon. It has two uses, one of them rare. Rare: Use a semicolon to separate items in a list so complex that the items contain commas. Usual: Use a semicolon to separate two or more closely connected (usually short) sentences that are not joined by “and” or “but.” For example: “What a day! We hiked; we sailed; we got roaring drunk.”
It’s “you’re”–I assume you were making the joke twice.
Post # 11
“On accident” – I hate this so much! I didn’t even realise it was a thing before as no one in the UK says it so I have to assume it is either an American thing or a regional American thing. It doesn’t even make sense!
”I could care less” – again, in the UK we don’t say this. It doesn’t even make sense!! You are literally saying you COULD actually care less, which means you do care.
Post # 12
I was being driven crazy by people using “gift” as a verb too, so I looked it up. It can be used as a verb.
Post # 13
The “I could care less” mistake really annoys me too. I blame it on laziness. People who make this mistake are too lazy to think about what they are saying and too lazy to add the “n’t.”
Post # 14
APancakePrincess : people correcting grammar is my pet peeve. It’s ok to be annoyed at professional settings but it’s just annoying on internet forums. People are from different countries, have different backgrounds, different native language etc. Also my auto-correct is so fucked up that it can easily fix words into anything. At the moment awesome is awoseme and be turns in e.g. and about another million different weird things including taking ‘ and putting extra letters anywhere. My grammar is bad on every language so I really stress out of writing anything publically (auto-correct changed this to biblically). In real life I’m so worried about getting commented on the grammar that it takes forever to write things.
Post # 15
Overusing conjunctions at the beginning of a sentence. I know most people aside from high school English teachers consider it acceptable to start a sentence with “And,” but it should be done sparingly.