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Sherry’s Grammar List

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A

Across, not acrossed

Adverse/Averse

Affect/Effect

All/Alls

A.M., P.M.

Amount/Number

And etc.

And yet

A Number Of/The Number Of

Anxious/Eager

Anyways/Anyway

Are you Killing the Apostrophe?

As versus Like

Awhile/A while

B

Bad/Badly

Bath/Bathe

Beside/Besides

Beside(s) the Point

Boughten/Bought

Bring, brang, brung/Bring, brought, brought,

Bring, Take

But yet

C

Canceled/Cancelled

Can hardly/can’t hardly

Can’t help but

-Cast verbs (broadcast, forecast, simulcast, telecast)

Chose/Choose

Comma Splice

Comma with Because

Complement/Compliment

Comprise/Composed of

Conditional Perfect tense (would have been)

Conjunctive Adverbs–or Adverbial Conjuctions

Could of/Could have

Couple of

D

Definitely misspelled as definately

Dis-focus/distract

Disorganized/Unorganized

Disorientated

Disinterested/Uninterested

Dived/Dove

Drag/Drug

Drink, drank, drunk

Due to/Because of

E

e-mail

Everyday, Every Day

Everyone, Everybody, Everything, and other Indefinite Pronouns

Every one, Any one

Exactly the same (redundancy)

Expecially, expresso, excape/especially, espresso, escape

F

Fewer/Less

Firstly, Secondly…Lastly: Ordinal Numbers

From/Off of

Fun, funner, funnest

Future Tense

G

Going to/Gonna

Gone/Went

Good, Well

Graduate (verb)

H

Healthful/Healthy

Henceforth and Hitherto

Hisself, Ourself, Theirselves, Theirself, Oneselves

Hit-and-miss/Hit-or-Miss

Hitherto and henceforth

Hitherto and Tautologies

I

I could care less/I couldn’t care less

Impact

Impact (second blog)

Impactful

Imply, Infer

Incredible/Incredulous

Irregardless

Issue/Problem

Issue/Problem (second blog)

Its/It’s

I Wish I Was/I Wish I Were (Subjunctive)

L

Lackadaisical

Leave, Let

Lie/Lay

Linking Verbs

Linking Verbs (Part 2)

Literally

Lose/Loose

M

Me and You/You and Me

Memorial Day

Mood (indicative, imperative, subjunctive)

More important/More importantly

Mothers-in-law

Myself used incorrectly

N

Nauseous/Nauseated

Neither has/have

Nip it in the butt/Nip it in the bud

No Exclusions

None has/have

Nuclear/Nucular

O

Orient/orientate

Overspoke

P

Passed/Past

Past Perfect Tense (using had)

Peak/Pique

Portmanteau

Possessive case for pairs

Precede/Proceed

Presently

Price Point

Probably mispronounced as Probly

Pronouns: you and me,  you and I, him and me…

Q

Quotation marks with periods

R

Rains/Snows

Rarely/hardly ever

Reason is Because

Reason Why

Run (conjugation of the verb)

S

Saw/See/Seen

Self-words (Reflexive Pronouns)

Sit, Set

Sneak/Snuck

Spelling and Pronunciation (a lot, all right, asterisk, et cetera)

Stupidest/Most Stupid

Subject/Predicate/Verb

Subordinating Conjunctions

Supposedly/Supposably

T

Tautology

Telephonically

There is/There are

There, Their, They’re

These kinds/This kind

These ones

To, Too, Two

Torturous/Tortuous

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

U

Unfaithful/FUNfaithful

Unite, not unite together

V

Very Unique

W

Wait on/Wait for

Want to/Wanna

Waste/Waist

We/Us with noun identifiers

Wheelbarrow/Wheelbarrel

Who/Whom

Whose/Who’s

Whosever/Whoever

Would have been (conditional perfect tense)

Y

You have another thing/think coming

Your, You’re

 
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