The other week, while putting the final polish on my manuscript, I discovered I’d used the word “it’s” instead of “its.” Easy enough to change, sure. But I was mortified. Why? This was, perhaps, the twentieth time I’d revised or edited this manuscript, and that grammatical error had been there since the very first draft. To make matters worse, the error was on page two. PAGE TWO! How did I miss it?
Question of the Week
July 21, 2013
What are Your Biggest Grammatical Pet Peeves?
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MY ANSWER: For me, it's a tie: using your instead of you’re (ex: Your #1!), and should of instead of should have (ex: I should of called him back). These grammatical errors make me shudder every time I see them.
YOUR TURN: What is your biggest grammatical pet peeve? While you’re at it, ‘fess up: what grammatical errors do you make every time?