To say it's not your Grandma's grammar would be an understatement. Children in the United States aren't even being taught cursive in school anymore and grammar has been on a slippery slope for years! I'm afraid to think where texting is going to take us.
I don't claim to be an English major but some things are just annoying. Homophones, for example, are one of my pet peeves. Here are just a few of the frequently mixed-up words I see:
In the examples above, I added ur as my prediction for where we're headed! I hope you realize these words do not mean the same thing. Let's take their/there/they're and use them in a sentence. They're going to sit with their family over there. You get the gist.
Now let's consider punctuation. A comma can change the entire meaning of a sentence. The quote below is from writers.com website. It is a perfect illustration and made me laugh.
I hope I haven't made too many grammatical errors while typing this post.
English was never my favorite subject and a refresher course I took a few years ago reminded me why!
Feel free to send me any of your pet peeves in the comments.
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