English is so interesting. While it is a universal language, not many understand the different words and how changing the spelling or conjugation of it could completely change the meaning of a sentence. Also, so many words are pronounced and spelt the same way but have different meanings. Like ‘leaves’ could mean from a plant or someone exiting a room. The word ‘right’ could be a direction or someone who isn’t wrong. There are so many examples. Today, we’ve got you a list of common grammatical mistakes we make while writing since they could be confusing. We’ve clarified them for you right here with the words and their explanations.
Your: This indicates something that belongs to the other person
Example: Is this your cupcake?
You’re: This is short for ‘You are’
Example: You’re really sweet.
Then: Is when one thing is followed by another. Like a sequence of situations.
Example: We will go to the church and then to the factory.
Than: Is like a comparison
Example: This is more expensive than the other shop.
Its: indicates a thing that belongs to another that isn’t masculine or feminine.
Example: The cat is licking its tail.
It’s: This is short for ‘It is’.
Example: It’s really hot today.
Who: This refers to the subject of a sentence.
Example: Who should I suspect?
Whom: This refers to the object of the sentence.
Example: Whom should I invite to the party?
Of: This indicates relationships between other words
Example: She picked up a piece of cake
Off: Is the opposite of on
Example: The light is switched off.
To: This is used in the infinitive form of a verb
Example: I’m going to travel.
Too: This means ‘also’
Example: She will be there too.
Their: This indicates that something belongs to them.
Example: This is their house.
They’re: This is short for ‘They are’
Example: They’re really so sweet.
These are common mistakes that can easily be rectified. And we understand how confusing it could get. Now you can use these words confidently without second-guessing if you’ve used them right.
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