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:
- Loose vs. lose
- Me, myself, and I
- Different than vs. different from
- Improper use of the apostrophe (I’ve delved into that subject a few times)
- i.e. vs. e.g.
- 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?