Your/You’re, Their/They’re/There, and other common grammar mistakes.

EXCLUSIVE ADVICE & OFFERS RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX (NEVER SPAM)

Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.
Untitled design (24)

[social_warfare]

I’ve posted about this many times on social media, but I still encounter grown adults on a daily basis who have absolutely no idea how to use the proper forms of common words.

Some people say “Whatever, it’s only Facebook!” But Facebook and your other social media pages are an extension of your real life persona. Your social media presence can help determine what job you do or don’t get, who you do or don’t date, and how people perceive you in general. If you think it’s not important – think again.

This will be quick and simple, but necessary.

You’re/Your

You’re = You are, so if you’re complimenting someone it’s “you’re pretty,” not “your pretty.”

Your = Something you possess, your car, your shirt, your phone.

Their/They’re/There

Their = Shows possession. “Their house,” not “There house” or “They’re house.”

They’re = “They are” conjugated into one word. “They are going out.”

There = A place, location, direction, etc.

To/Too/Two

To = Going TO a place.

Too = Also. “I did that too,” not “I did that to.”

Two = The number 2…this one should be easy.

Its/It’s

Its = Possessive. A car’s tires = “Its tires.”

It’s = It is, smashed into one word. “It’s hot out!”

See how simple it is? 🙂

[twitter-follow screen_name=’JamesMSama’]

4 Comments

  1. Shaahid Syd D on July 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Absolutely fantastic blog post! I wrote one veeeeery similar a few days ago on my blog too!

  2. N℮üґ☼N☮☂℮ṧ on July 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    You grammar Nazi, you. 😉

  3. smithbrenda089 on July 25, 2021 at 3:16 am

    Useful post about grammatical mistakes, It’s best to learn from other’s mistakes than to feel the urge to commit one by oneself & then think of learning. I think we’ve all made some of these mistakes to some degree or another.

Leave a Reply

Website Stats

  • 39,223,796 Total Visitors

POPULAR POSTS

Download your free Ebook 15 Ways to Know You're Dating a Gentleman

LET'S CONNECT

This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

Error: No feed found.

Please go to the Instagram Feed settings page to create a feed.

EXCLUSIVE ADVICE & OFFERS RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX (NO SPAM)

Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.
Untitled design (24)
%d bloggers like this: