Does the slaughter of the English language send you into a passionate rage? You’re not alone.
In celebration of Grammar Day, let’s get into the festive spirit by grumping about irksome grammar no-nos that rankle most any writer.
Here are my top 10 grammar pet peeves that will exasperate your inner grammar Nazi.
Why is this so baffling to people? Your is possessive. You’re is a contraction for you are. As in, if you continue to run amok with your grammar, you’re going to get a beat down from a grammar Natzi.
They’re going to have to take their atrocious grammar over there. Far, far away. Actually, why don’t we just set up a quarantine.
If you say “I’d rather have Boromir take the ring then Frodo” I will cast you into the fires of Mt. Doom.
Not really. But it might cross my mind.
It’s an apostrophe, not a government conspiracy. Why must you find this so bewildering? It’s= it is, Its= possessive.
#5: Ending a Sentence with ‘at’
This one really grates on my nerves, and unfortunately I live in the south where this runs rampant.
Where you at? Where’s it at? Where did you put my keys at? I don’t know where she’s at.
*cringe* Is it too much to ask to just leave out the last word? Before I go on a grammar-induced rampage. For the sake of your safety and my sanity, just…don’t.
#6: Text Talk
My eyes…are burning.
If I have to decipher your text code that looks like it comes from an alien planet, I’m just going to assume it was written by a less-intelligent life form.
#7: Couldn’t Care Less/Could Care Less
“I could care less about your grammar shenanigans!”
Well thanks, glad to know you don’t care at all. That would be tragic.
#8: Unnecessary Quotation Marks
Umm, I’m sorry but what exactly are you trying to “say” here?
#9: Oxford Comma
If you don’t use the Oxford comma, we can’t be friends.
Just kidding. But I will judge you o.O
And last but not least, “You did good!” *face palm* No, Mom/Dad, I did well. As in, you taught me well. So now I can correct your grammar 😉
What brings out your inner grammar Nazi?