Most common writing mistakes on the internet?

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#1  Edited By Two400
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By far, the most common mistake is putting an unnecessary apostrophe when the word doesn't possess anything.

"Let's clean the window's!"

I see lose written as loose a lot.

The next one is probably the overuse of IMO, when it should be assumed it's your opinion already, but I suppose that's more of a style preference than technically wrong.

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#2 3eyedrazorback
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I see a lot of alot.

Choose instead of chose, or vice versa.

I see way too many mistakes actually. They bother me sometimes.

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#3 Byshop  Moderator
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@Two400 said:

Most common writing mistakes on the internet?

What writing mistakes do I see commonly on the internet? All. All the writing mistakes possible I see constantly. :)

  • Loose versus lose (see often).
  • You're and your (constantly).
  • There, their and they're (constantly).
  • Overly long sentences with way too many commas connecting unrelated thoughts.
  • Incorrect usage of singular and plural nouns and verbs.
  • Incorrect usage of present/past tense verbs.

-Byshop

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#4 MuD3
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I find the sense of superiority people exude about their grammatical prowess is far more obnoxious than any grammatical mistake.

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@MuD3 said:

I find the sense of superiority people exude about their grammatical prowess is far more obnoxious than any grammatical mistake.

And yet you just used the word exude =P Check your superiority complex! D

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Using good instead of well. For example " he did really good on the test" instead of "he did really well on the test.".

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#7  Edited By MuD3
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@korvus: lol, I was trying to sound like a douche. It's all part of the joke... I don't talk like that XD

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#8 deactivated-5b797108c254e
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@MuD3: I know, I'm just teasing.

Bad grammar doesn't bother me all that much except when it's one of those punks who will have no problem in telling you that "your stupid"...My stupid what? if you're going to try and insult someone at least know the difference between your and you're.

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#9  Edited By comp_atkins
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@korvus: what about "yur"?

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@comp_atkins: Then they're Texan, right?

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#11  Edited By deactivated-598fc45371265
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to and too, their, there and they're

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#12  Edited By Megane
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It is really amazing how many people can leave school and not know some of these, like your/you're.

All the mistakes I see every time I go on Facebook just make me want to teach even more.

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#13 Acillatem1993
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Then/than.

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@megane said:

It is really amazing how many people can leave school and not know some of these, like your/you're.

All the mistakes I see every time I go on Facebook just make me want to teach even more.

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@korvus said:
@megane said:

It is really amazing how many people can leave school and not know some of these, like your/you're.

All the mistakes I see every time I go on Facebook just make me want to teach even more.

Priceless.

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#16  Edited By deactivated-5b797108c254e
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@Byshop: I feel sorry for the girl, but hey...at least the parents are happy..."their" so proud of her =D

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#17 Megane
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@korvus:

I may have to go into adult education too...

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#18 Allicrombie
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Since Twitter and Facebook, grammar has basically gotten a stake through the heart.

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#19  Edited By deactivated-5b797108c254e
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@megane: Please do your best to fix them all XD

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#20 Megane
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@korvus:

Don't worry, I will make sure to test them on it regularly.

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#21  Edited By deactivated-5b797108c254e
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@megane: I'm entrusting you with the sanity of every internet user who has graduated from elementary school! Don't let me down!

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#22  Edited By Megane
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@korvus:

I'd be letting myself down if I let them graduate without knowing such simple grammar.

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@megane: What grade are you planning on teaching? =)

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@korvus:

Primary school, so ages 5-11.

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@megane: Nice, shape them well while they're young ^_^ You said on another thread that you are still studying, right? Best of luck!

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#26 Megane
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@korvus:

Thanks, I really appreciate it!

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To be fair, the school system sucks and most teenagers/young adults could give a damn about their grammar. I only mind mine at all because I study foreign languages as a hobby. If it were not for that I wouldn't know the difference between "learned" and "learnt." Anyway, it's not good that most people don't know "a lot" is spelled that way and High School is an open-form compound word. I don't think you need to necessarily know grammar concepts inside and out so long as it is done quasi-naturally/ via habit.

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@Storm_Marine said:

to and too, their, there and they're

This.

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#29  Edited By Gwynnblade
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Your and you're

Their and there

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@gwynnblade said:

Your and you're

Their and there

I am incredibly guilty of this.

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Defiantly and Definitely is one Ive see alot

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@Acillatem1993 said:

Then/than.

How could I have forgotten that one?

Also, if I had a quarter for every time someone asked about "duel video cards"...

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#33 Gwynnblade
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@nikkycat said:
@gwynnblade said:

Your and you're

Their and there

I am incredibly guilty of this.

We all have our bad sides.


Yours is too bad.

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@gwynnblade said:
@nikkycat said:
@gwynnblade said:

Your and you're

Their and there

I am incredibly guilty of this.

We all have our bad sides.

Yours is too bad.

I am pretty terrible, I can agree with that.

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#35 BobRossPerm
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Your - You're

Their - They're (this one is retarded). Their and there are normally confused, but the their and they're happens when a poster knows in the back of their mind that there are multiple uses for words that sound like 'there', but they aren't sure which is which so they put the 'other there' (their) in place of where they're should be.

e.g - "their trying to shoot that asian man with a sword". Grinds my FUCKING gears! AHHHHHHHH!!!

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#36 The_Last_Ride
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@Two400: Your and you're, there, they're and their are the most common ones i find

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@Storm_Marine said:

to and too, their, there and they're

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@korvus said:
@megane said:

It is really amazing how many people can leave school and not know some of these, like your/you're.

All the mistakes I see every time I go on Facebook just make me want to teach even more.

that was a gem

i love proud parents on social media

they always make me want to kill life


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@BiancaDK: Imagine the next generation of proud parents. "My kid is so smart and awesome; you wouldn't believe what he's doing. I'll post a photo soon but first...let me take a selfie!"

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#40 BiancaDK
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@korvus: aaaand now i have a horrible dance song playing in my head

thanks! xD

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@BiancaDK: My work here is complete =P