Grammar lesson time.
Because anyone can post anywhere on the Internet, there are millions of grammar errors everywhere I look. I think we need grammar and spelling classes in high schools and maybe in colleges. I enjoy finding mistakes in big-time newspapers or highly published magazines because it just shows that everyone is human and makes errors, but it definitely catches my eye and bothers me slightly.
Here we go. Add your two cents.
Apostrophes. It's photos, not photo's. Another example: My Grandkid's are cuter than yours. Seriously??
Also, know when to use the apostrophe in Its and when not to. It's not hard.
Do you write pics or picts? It's an abbreviation, which automatically slashes some formality, but when I see picts I want to pinch my eyeballs just a little bit.
Do you know the difference between aisle and isle? 90% of the time, you probably mean aisle but you will probably write isle. Big, big difference.
This sums up a lot of it... (thanks Pinterest for helping me out here)
Last one: It's not As an FYI...
I mean, does that make sense?
So what do I mean about breaking the rules? My dad gave me a hard time once for misspelling something in an email. I told him it's ok for ME to misspell something because I know it's misspelled. (Do you like my rationale?) :) I'd rather be lazy than uneducated.
If you know the rules, go ahead and break them. Especially if you can be creative with it. Or make sure you have a mom who will quickly point out your mistakes so you don't look unattractive (like mine!). But I must say, I still like reading blogs for their content; I really do love hearing others' ideas and passions, even if there are mistakes. Just call it the editor in me.
What have you seen lately, in terms of grammar, that drives you nuts?