5 Common Mistakes That Make You Look Dumb

2007-03-05 21:08 - Links

There are other mistakes that can detract from your credibility. While we all hope that what we have to say is more important than some silly grammatical error, the truth is that some people will not subscribe, buy, or link to you if you make dumb mistakes when you write.

The author of this post goes over some truly simple, but still very egregious grammar mistakes that sadly grow so much more common each day. Like the author of that post, I also learned grammar naturally via reading and just not being a fool. I think it might be that specifically that makes me so sensitive to poor grammar and spelling. I know it's right at a deep level, not some rote memorization routine like school facts are drilled in. And, I care.


I couldn't agree more!
2007-03-06 23:54 - Laimelde

I too find the poor grammar -and the lack of care about correct spelling and grammar- of many people very frustrating. I also learned though reading, and to me it greatly affects both the meaning and impact of any piece of writing.

And the use of and difference between 'effect' and 'affect' is a pet hate!!

2007-03-07 23:55 - Laimelde

And another one I saw this morning.. 'accept' and 'except' -two completely different words, yet so frequently mistaken!!

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