You have an unmatchable brain; otherwise, how could you brave ignoring grammar at your early life? Can you cook pudding without knowing the recipe ? In a blog you say, you depend on your wife to tell you the technical side if a mistake or error occurs. Should we follow you?
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Very excellent points to consider. I have no problems with the 1st point however the second point catches me by the off chance. I dont have too many problems with the apostrophes. Will then again know one except ezinearticles. They have checked my writing skills and so far they have rejected 3 of my articles because of sentence grammar errors.
Richard, With due respect; however, I couldn’t help reacting to your post. You said you “…dont have too many problems with the apostrophes.” I suppose putting an apostrophe between the ‘n’ and ‘t’ in your “dont” is one of your ‘few’ problems. It’s just ironic that you missed an apostrophe in the very sentence you were talking about your having not many problems with the said punctuation mark. aLfie
Most dyslexic people have a terrible time with spelling because they have a very poor visual memory for words
I never understood why people use “loose” for “lose” until I trained to teach dyslexic children. They usually will spell a word the way it sounds, rather than by sight. Voila! The word “loose” looks familiar, so they assume it’s correct.
I’m not sure there is ANY other word that sounds the same as “lose,” but it spelled the same way. Ex., news, bruise, flues, cues, spews. And other words spelled like “lose” have a long “o” sound. Ex. nose, rose, hose. When you realize this, it’s really not surprising that many people get it wrong. A dyslexic son has given me a lot more insight and understanding about the spelling challenges faced by dyslexic people every day. And most dyslexic people ARE very smart!
I love grammar! I have been brushing on some writing skills, and this blog helped make certain things very clear. Thank you so much!
Great post! It really bothers me when profession writers, especially those who have won prestigious literary awards, write so badly that I need to read a sentence twice to understand it. I figure, with my basic education in English grammar, if I can spot a mistake, that’s pretty bad!
Since the word “lose” has an “oo” sound, and the “oo” sound is often made with a double o, they write the word “loose,” not realizing that it’s an entirely different word
Thank you for this great post. I found it to fresh and helpful in this day and age of quick and wrong is king.
Great post and I find myself dumb to use words inappropriately. I am not a native speaker so I find it difficult to write proper English. This post has definitely helped me a lot.
Reading youtube music comments on a regular basis, I am often flabbergasted at the standard of English that’s written there. Regularly I come across ‘would of’, which makes me cringe. Do people who write that not read at all? I’m really just curious how the English language could have been so violated. Do they finish primary school? That’s another thing I’ve wondered about over time. Do their teachers not teach them irregular verbs, so that they end up saying things like “I wish I would have went”, “I should really have did that”, “the room has been took”. I heard this all over eastern Canada also. It is passed on from parent to child and passed on to society as a whole. I’ve heard people with degrees say this too, supposedly because it’s all they ever hear. Frankly, after eight years there I began to wonder if I said it right, such as “I should have gone,” because it sounded title pawn in Michigan weird. ;