I grew up reading and writing along with all my elementary school friends and, though I make mistakes, for the most part, I can string along a pretty good sentence. I know roughly what the rules are and what looks good in a sentence. What surprises me, though, is when I see really basic grammatical errors from very very smart people.
So even though I’m pot and I’m calling that kettle over there black, I’m going to list for you some of the mistakes that drive me nuts. Some of them I’ve heard and some I’ve seen. And some I just made up because I see the mistake happen a lot.
“I like scrambled eggs better then fried eggs.”
“I told her you where busy.”
“The funny thing is, it’s to late for apologies now.”
“Irregardless of his position, the policy remains in place.”
“You new he’d be there, so why were you late?”
“I told her when she brung the wine the wine last night that she looked pretty.”
“I like the way your shirt compliments your slacks.”
“I don’t want to do no more math.”
“I jumped acrossed / acrosst the puddle.” (pronounced)
P.S. Got any that drive you nuts, too? Let me know! Leave a comment.