Most Common Grammatical Errors

This is the world of English language, everyone is taught English since the school time, yet there are some people who don’t possess the right command on their grammars. Mostly, the below-listed points must be considered before rendering any sort of speech to anyone because a right grammar can leave a great impression on someone.

1.Foremost, the most common grammatical error – Who vs. That

“Who” is generally used to refer to describe a person and “That” is used to refer to describe an object. This is the common difference between the two. But, usually people get confused using over two, so from the next time do have a proper check before using it.

2.Lose vs. Loose

People often get confused while using both the words, as lose and loose pronunciation is the same. But “Lose” is a verb that is used to refer to either fail to keep or maintain/fail to win and “Loose” is an adjective that means not tight.

Eg; The loose clothing.

3.Your vs. You’re

The difference is owning something versus actually being something.

You’re is the contraction of who you are.

Example – You’re a person with creative imagination.

Your is possessive.

Example – Your imagination is creative.

See the difference yourself and feel the change.

4.Its vs. It’s

The most confusing stuff ever. It’s really hard to catch on your own mistakes, but it’s a mistake that mainly takes place. “Its” is possessive and “It’s “ is a contraction of it is.

5.The rule of Possessive nouns rule

The possessive noun will have an apostrophe, but where to put that’s the real dilemma.

If the noun is plural, then apostrophe is put after the s.

Example – Dogs’ bone

If the noun is singular, ends with s then apostrophe is put at the last.

Example – Dress’ blue color

If the noun is singular, but doesn’t end with s then apostrophe is put before the s.

Example – Lizard’s tail.

6.Affect vs. Effect

Many people often get confused while looking for Affect and effect because of the common pronunciation. Actually, the affect is the act of changing and effect is the change itself.

Example – The movie affected me so hard.

-The movie had a great effect on me.

7.i.e. vs. Eg.

“i.e.” stands for that is that mainly used to clarify the statement whereas “Eg.” stands for example given, generally to add a color to the story.

8.Alot vs. A lot vs. Allot

You will be shocked to know that “Alot” is not a word. We use “a lot” to signify the vast number of things and “allot” to say that this thing is allotted to you.

Example – They have a lot of things in common.

– The science stream is allotted to you.

9.Then vs. Than

My dress was better “than” yours.

Than is a conjugation to make comparisons.

We made dinner, “then” we ate it happily.

Then is an adverb used to situate actions in time.

10.Farther vs. Further

Farther is generally used to refer to physical distances, like Chandigarh is farther away from Shimla.

Further is used to refer figuration and nonphysical distances, like No further questions right now.

Further is also a form of an adjective/adverb.

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