3. Whenever someone splits infinitives.
The infinitive form of a verb is the form it takes when it doesn’t apply to any specific subject - “to focus,” for example. By placing the adverb “really” in between the words “to” and “focus,” it splits the infinitive. Keep it together - the infinitive and yourself.
5. Trying to connect two sentences with a comma, AKA comma splicing.
Two independent clauses can’t be connected by a comma. They just can’t. You can put a period after the first one and start a new sentence, you can use a semicolon, or you can use a hyphen. Just no comma splices.
10. When someone uses a double negative.
If you didn’t do nothing, then you did do something. “Didn’t” and “nothing” are both negative, so they essentially cancel each other out and make this sentence mean the exact opposite of what the speaker intended.
11. Not knowing the difference between “who” and “whom.”
“Who” is the subject of the verb,” while “whom” is the object. “You saw who?” is incorrect because “who” is not acting, but being acted upon. “Who” is the object, not the subject. Who’d have thought it could be so easy?
Good job, now you’re grammar are perfect!
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