The longer we’ve waved goodbye to dissertations, the more pointless grammar rules seem. It’s hard to blame some of us, as a cleared Inbox is as rare as an open seat on the MTR in Hong Kong.
While many of us have completely diverged from the conventions of grammar, it’s important to point out that improper usage of grammar affect’s the reader’s ability to process the information you’re communicating and also negatively affects your credibility as a whole.
Read on as we list some common grammar mistakes the we still make, assuming we’re all smart enough to discern between their, they’re, and there. How many are you guilty of?
Incorrect: She’s always been a very open minded person. Correct: She’s always been a very open-minded person.
Incorrect: She’s the type of person that always comes prepared. Correct:She’s the type of person who always comes prepared.
Incorrect: She was writing on her laptop. Correct: She wrote on her laptop.
Incorrect: He rode his bike home which was all the way across town.Correct: He rode his bike home, which was all the way across town.
Incorrect: The package was received by him. Correct: He received the package.
Incorrect: After seeing it sit there for months, I decided to clear the cluttermyself. *— The noun (clutter) should immediately follow description (sit there for months) Correct: I cleared the clutter myself after seeing it sit there for months.
Incorrect: Jess’ dog is very cute. * — In this case, Jess is not plural Correct:Jess’s dog is very cute.
Incorrect: When you’re done with the extension cord, can you pass it to Jane and I? * — The best way to test this is to Jane and see if the sentence makes sense. Correct: When you’re done with the extension cord, can you pass it to Jane and me?
Incorrect: Please order no less than 100 units of each item. Correct: Please order no fewer than 100 units of each item.
Incorrect: In regards to your last email, I think we should take the following actions. Correct: In regard to your last email, I think we should take the following actions.
Incorrect: I collect vintage posters, so I had to have it. Correct: I bought the vintage poster to add to my collection.
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Every year March 8th rolls around, and the world wakes up to recognise and celebrate the countless women who make the backbone of our social structure. The last couple of years have been quite significant in taking celebrations from just being about the cookies and cupcakes to being about the cognisance of social and workplace gender biases. At Garage Society, we care about the community, and being inclusive is our long term commitment. This one extra day just gives us an excuse to share our thoughts on the subject with you.