Everyday Errors in Written English
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Everyday Errors in Written English

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This is a blog I created some years ago. Setting up a Scoop.it account prompted me to revive it.

 

The title came from the increasing use of "everyday" in the wrong context.

"Everyday" as one word means "common or garden" or things we use every day such as bread and milk. In technical terms it is an adjective - a word that adds further meaning to a noun.

"I buy everyday items at the corner shop." is correct. For any other use, the correct version is every day.

"I buy my milk from the corner shop every day."

Usage such as "The best prices everyday" is incorrect; it should be "The best prices every day."

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The Worst Tattoo Spelling Fails

The Worst Tattoo Spelling Fails | Everyday Errors in Written English | Scoop.it
What's worse than a bad tattoo? These mistakes are going to hurt long after the ink heals. (RT @janetarrs: Best Tattoo Spelling fails http://t.co/HuPzZGMkdF

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A great example of how the importance of spelling and grammar is in the eye of the beholder.

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A Wordly Mistake: Top 20 Grammar Mistakes in Journalism (Infographic)

A Wordly Mistake: Top 20 Grammar Mistakes in Journalism (Infographic) | Everyday Errors in Written English | Scoop.it
Are you a journalist? Then this infographic might be of interest to you. Discover the top 20 grammar and writing mistakes in journalism. Why is good grammar so important for magazines and newspapers? What do studies say?
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This isn't just for journalists but for anyone who writes for publication. However, as is often the case with articles like this, there are a few contentious points. Item 16 is an example: this rule has tended to be relaxed, just because of the untidy result of sticking to it. For people who can't bring themselves to break the rule, there are other ways of dealing with it. For example, "Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion" could be replaced by "People are entitled to their opinions" in some instances.

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You Can't Write Proper English Under Pressure

Their's a challenge for you're brain hear.  See if you can Write Proper English Under Pressure by having a go at this game...

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This is excellent but don't attempt it if you are already stressed. You have been warned!

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Unfortunate change of meaning resulting from omitting an apostrophe!

Unfortunate change of meaning resulting from omitting an apostrophe! | Everyday Errors in Written English | Scoop.it

There have been suggestions made recently that apostrophes should be dropped from the English language - apparently they have no importance!

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Grammar.NET | English Grammar

Grammar.NET | English Grammar | Everyday Errors in Written English | Scoop.it
The best blog about English grammar! Always useful infographics! Write without mistakes and misspellings following the rules of English grammar.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 1, 2013 7:31 AM

 

Great infographics, download them...

 

madhura bhagwat's curator insight, October 9, 2013 2:06 PM

it's all about grammar :-)

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Grammar Errors | PR DIVA

Grammar Errors | PR DIVA | Everyday Errors in Written English | Scoop.it
15 Grammar Goofs that Make You Look Silly http://t.co/KLvVpcNonD #PR
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This is an excellent presentation of some of the common grammatical errors people make, with simple rules and tips.

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Order of adjectives English grammar

Order of adjectives English grammar | Everyday Errors in Written English | Scoop.it
Learning the order of adjectives in English grammar. determiners, Observations, Shape, Age, Colour, Origin, Material, Qualifier
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This the most useful presentation of the order of English adjectives I have seen. 

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Mohamed Cherif's curator insight, August 2, 2014 6:43 PM

You may find the order of adjectives very difficult to remember, and sometimes misleading. Here is the clue!

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20 Basic Grammar Rules for Business Owners

20 Basic Grammar Rules for Business Owners | Everyday Errors in Written English | Scoop.it
You don’t want to make a negative impression with poor grammar. Use these 20 grammar rules for writing online and for use in business.

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This is a generally excellent article but you will need to read the comments following the article. Words often have more than one meaning or subtle differences of meaning when used in different ways. If you are unsure, Google can help. For example, if you want to know more about the meaning and usage of the word "compliment", enter define:compliment in a Google search.

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Good grammar tips by Amie Marse via Small Business Trends
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Kill The Apostrophe

Kill The Apostrophe | Everyday Errors in Written English | Scoop.it

Here is one example of why this might not be a good idea: http://bit.ly/1ck1Hjs. The real point is that it's not that difficult to learn to use apostrophes properly and dropping them can introduce ambiguity or even confusion.

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The Spelling Blog

The Spelling Blog | Everyday Errors in Written English | Scoop.it

A helpful blog with a lot of tips on how to work out the spelling of words. You might be surprised to find that there is logic in a lot of English spelling...

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