Does Your English Grammar Give You Headaches?

If English is your second language (it is to most of our team), how secure do you feel about your English grammar? Chances are, your English as second language education (highly educated interpreters and translators excluded) was a lot more focused on every day language, leaving the formalities for later.  A lot of times my communications through a written word rely heavily on intuition and common sense, and when those fail, on forgiving readership.  Then again, it’s never too late to take our English proficiency to the next level.  Here is an article explaining a few common grammar mistakes we make.

Grammar are a persnickety…wait…let’s try that again. Grammar is a persnickety cog in the writing machine. Try as we might, sooner or later, every writer stumbles and makes a grammatical gaffe.Wouldn’t it be nice if we could write and write and not have to worry about correcting silly grammar slipups? Of course it would.

So pour yourself some coffee/tea/Sanka (does anyone drink Sanka anymore?), pull up your favorite chair, and peruse a few of our favorite grammar do’s and don’ts. Hopefully, like a singular subject to a singular verb, we can agree.

Apostrophes. Don’t put your apostrophes in places they don’t belong. This is a mistake many writers make that causes English majors far and wide to wail and scream out loud.  Example: At Pizza By Luigi we offer pickup’s and delivery’s.  Sorry, Luigi, this is not correct. The above sentence would be interpreted as: pickup is and delivery is.

Read full article at Huffington Post

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