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    21 Language Sins That Will Send You Straight To Spooky Grammar Hell

    Up with this we will not put.

    1. Confusing "your" (belonging to you), and "you're" (you are).

    2. Using "I" as an object pronoun instead of "me".

    An easy way around this is to remove the other person from the scenario. Since "the gift was for I" makes no sense, the proper form is always "the gift was for my wife and me."

    3. Confusing "than" (which signifies comparison) and "then" (which just means "later").

    4. Saying "myself" instead of "me" to sound more "proper".

    Who else's self am I going to return it to?

    5. Confusing "its" (belonging to it) and "it's" (it is).

    While we're here, "centrale" isn't a word, and using two exclamation marks is just overkill. Bad Marriott Cardiff.

    6. This, which isn't a word.

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    7. Pluralisin'g word's by addin'g apostrophe's befor'e the las't lette'r.

    8. This, which isn't a word either.

    It's "anyway".

    9. Using "less" instead of "fewer".

    "Less" refers to items you can't count ("there was less apple sauce after dinner").

    "Fewer" refers to multiples of single items you can count ("there were fewer apples after lunch").

    10. Trying, and failing, to give no shits.

    So if you could care less, you actually care quite a bit, right?

    11. Comma denial, a single instance of which can drastically alter the meaning of a sentence.

    12. This torture.

    13. Using quote marks for "emphasis".

    If you're not quoting something, don't use quote marks. Otherwise be ready for employees with "unwashed hands".

    14. Confusing "lose" (to misplace or be deprived of something) and "loose" ("not tight").

    This sign does not refer to a bear that's down on its luck.

    15. Using "everyday" (which refers to something that happens daily) instead of "every day" (which means each day).

    No, you don't, Will Smith. You go to work every day. You might go to work in your everyday clothes, but you still go in every day*.

    *Just to clarify, we have no prior knowledge of Will Smith's daily schedule.

    16. Saying "could of", "would of" or "should of" instead of "could have", "would have" or "should have".

    You could of just looked it up.

    17. This atrocity.

    Nope. By accident.

    18. Confusing "there" (in that place), "their" (belonging to them), and "they're" (they are).

    19. Spelling "grammar" wrong.

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    Now you're just messing with us.

    20. Correcting a grammarian's grammar when they're just being colloquial.

    21. And the most unforgivable sin of all, correcting a grammarian's grammar, and being in the right.

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    I don't understand what I have become.

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