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The post in which I admit my grammatical flaws

In “Do you make these mistakes when you write?” on Copyblogger (a site I mentioned in my last post) Brian Clark highlights seven common mistakes that the masters Strunk and White and some of Copyblogger’s readers have highlighted:

  1. Loose vs. lose
  2. Me, myself, and I
  3. Different than vs. different from
  4. Improper use of the apostrophe (I’ve delved into that subject a few times)
  5. Parallelism
  6. i.e. vs. e.g.
  7. Could of, would of, should of

My main problems concern “lead” vs. “led” and “their” vs. “there.” While I know the differences between them, it requires conscious thought to make sure I get them right. Usually good grammar comes easier to me.

What writing mistakes are you prone to make?

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One Response to The post in which I admit my grammatical flaws

  1. Señor Rolando July 24, 2007 at 5:46 pm #

    Most common writing mistake? Typing as I talk. Or maybe that’s vice versa. Because a while ago and after some speech a friend of mine said: »Señor, sometimes you talk as lousy as you write your blog posts.«

    Well, you know – shame on me. ;-)