Grammar Mistakes that should be Illegal

September 8, 2009 at 7:12 am (Life Long Learning) ()

  1. Cannot as two words
  2. Confuse between they’re (they are), their (i means people own it) and there (places)
  3. Harvard commas
  4. It’s versus its
  5. Improperly written numbers

Okay, a couple of them were style issues that should be illegal.

What grammar mistake should be illegal in your world?

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1 Comment

  1. Bethany said,

    Harvard commas? Do you mean serial commas? As in — “When Frank died, he left his money to Tom, Dick and Harry” as opposed to “When Frank died, he left his money to Tom, Dick, and Harry”?

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