With more people coming out with their own web sites and blogs on the internet, more people are writing than ever before. While this may seem like a positive to some, it’s become quite annoying to others, as a good portion of the written content on the internet is not up to English writing major standards.
Through the infographic below we are going to take a look at some of the most annoying writing mistakes that are commonly being made in both written and online publications. How many of these grammatical errors are you currently making?
Do Not Make These Common Writing Mistakes Infographic Summary
The one thing that English majors and major publications absolutely hate is the misuse and misspellings of words. While this may not seem like a big deal to the average person, it’s a huge annoyance for those in the world of writing and publishing. Here are some of the most common writing mistakes we see on a daily basis.
- ACCEPT vs. EXCEPT – Accept means to receive. Except means to take out or leave.
- WHO vs WHOM – Use who when you can response with he or she; use whom for him or her.
- ABUSE – The use of multiple punctuation marks is not only unnecessary, it’s also quite annoying.
- DOUBLE NEGATIVES – He doesn’t have no sense about him. See… it just doesn’t make sense!
- CHANGING TENSES – We came; we see; we will conquer!
The next time you write any content on the internet, be sure to proofread your content for any of these grammatical errors.