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Immediately after my previous grammar lesson blog, I had a few more common errors I wanted to mention. A tutor had commented on my blog and said, "An additional grammatical error that occurs frequently is good vs well. If you perform an activity with skill, you have done it well not good. You can throw a good pitch for example but if someone asks how is he pitching today, the answer should be He is pitching well." Some other common mistakes are: I. Affect vs. Effect Affect is to directly have an impact on something. The loud noises affected the boys studying Effect is the outcome of something. Higher grades are an effect of studying. II. Than vs. Then Than shows amount. Sally has far more candy than Larry. Then shows time. We went to grocery store then we went to the pet store. III. To vs. Too vs. Two To means to go towards something. Would you like to go to the mall? Too means also or in excessive... read more

It seems to me that even most adults have an issue with grammar. I fairly often see the same mistakes repeated in essays and normal everyday chat. This isn't just an issue associated with younger children with little or no grasp on grammar, it's a common issue that I see even with graduate students. I. First, is the "Their, They're, There" mistake. Their implies ownership. They left with their jackets on. They're implies an action. Today, they're going to the mall. There implies a place. Please place that book over there. II. Second is the "You're and Your" mistake. You're implies that you are going to do something. Today you're going to take the dog for a walk after school. Your implies ownership You left your pencils on the floor. III. Third is the "It's and Its" mistake It's means it is or it has. It's going to be hot outside today! Its shows possession. The cat... read more

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