i love words, i love how they string together to express a thought or tell a story. i love the expression of words and how a single word or group of words can lead one to happy emotions or sad emotions.
However, where words exist so does this thing called Grammar! Yep, not one of my favourite words and yet so essential if, like me, you enjoy both reading and writing. No doubt i have already made a few grammatical errors in the few sentences i have just written.
The article below has a long list of 20 mistakes commonly made, even by good writers/novelists. i have had lots fun reading it and want to highlight my pet errors.
- Who & Whom – i have major problems with this one. i often wonder who was it who decided that the two should exist. To whom do these two words bring ‘glory’?
- May & Might – i might have less problems with grammar if i had paid attention in school. But i may yet catch up, now that i know the error of my ways.
- Farther & Further – You would think that i could get a lot further by actually attending a proper English grammar class but i think i need not go farther than the end of this article.
- Affect & Effect – i wonder if this article would affect the way you write at all or are you immune to the effects of a grammar lesson.
i’m no grammar guru, i just enjoy playing with these crazy words. Enjoy how English grammar can create a wonderfully topsy-turvy world of mixed-up words for us.