Monday, March 8, 2021

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Anonymous
2021-03-09 08:40:37

Looking back ,I consider that my most important teacher was my English 30 teacher. The lessons have served me well in my business life.

Anonymous
2021-03-08 19:43:36

Good points ... but the typo “irks we” high in the piece just goes to show nobody is perfect

Anonymous
2021-03-08 19:51:34

Thanks for pointing that out. I fixed it and now I am perfect again. (g)

-Grant

Anonymous
2021-03-08 13:52:04

You old curmudgeon!....Actually, curmudgeon suggests old so I probably don't need to use the word old.
Takes one to know one!

Anonymous
2021-03-08 09:56:37

Good blog! Thanks, Grant.
~Linda

Anonymous
2021-03-08 10:01:55

Another one that gets me and is way too common an error...
referring to people as that.
For example, "the person that entered the store" instead of "the person who entered the store..."
Neglected to add it to my comment above :)
~ Linda

Anonymous
2021-03-08 10:22:38

Good one Linda. That irks me too. So simple to fix.

-Grant

Anonymous
2021-03-08 09:59:53

Anonymous
2021-03-08 09:46:21

Two more common errors that drive me crazy, especially when used in the media. It's (which always means it is) vs. its (a possessive word suggesting ownership, as in "the dog chases its tail"). And you never EVER use an apostrophe to make a word plural. Eg. The Dirty Thirties, 40 soldiers, the Coopers attended the party, the Smiths wish you a happy retirement etc.

Anonymous
2021-03-08 09:49:11

Good additions to the list.

-Grant

Anonymous
2021-03-08 09:18:03

Good article, Grant.
Next week: police and political jargon, please.

Anonymous
2021-03-08 09:48:41

Hmmm.....Maybe.

-Grant