Thursday, October 7, 2010
Let's Write Right!
Most writers have pet peeves, and I have mine. Long before texting made correct spelling and grammar a thing of the past, I had my own concerns about certain common mistakes. During my working days I dictated many letters and reports, which various secretaries typed. I carefully proofread them and seemed to always have a correction or two. More than once I was asked if I had been an English teacher. No, just someone who likes to see English used correctly. For example, "your" shows possession, such as your house, your coat. "You're" is a contraction of "you are", such as, you're so nice. How many times have I seen, "your so nice", or similar. Too many. I'm sure anyone reading this has not made that mistake, but just in case...... Anyway, I have more pet peeves, but I'll save them for later.