Hello dear. How was your week? If you haven’t seen my previous post, you should do so. This past week, I fell in love with John Legend’s latest album, and here’s a screenshot of my top 4 songs in the album.
Today, I’ve decided to remind you that it is common for us to make mistakes in our grammar, and most of the time, these words or phrases sound correct in our head. At times when we write them down, we don’t realize that they are wrong. People tend to make grammatical errors that ruin their sentences altogether especially on social media.
The importance of knowing when your sentence is grammatically incorrect cannot be overemphasized. This topic has been addressed severally but how does a person fix grammatical errors when he/she doesn’t even realize the mistake? This is why I’m here to point out these common mistakes to you. After today, there’s no way you’d be able to say that I’ve not done anything good for you because we’ll be looking at three popular errors people make in grammar, especially on social media.
Your English Lesson Has Commenced. Please be attentive. I’ll be looking at three common grammatical errors people make on social media.
I’M vs AM: ‘I’m’ is the contraction of I+am. This means that you use ‘I’m’ when you want to shorten ‘I am’. It is the informal way of saying ‘I am’ and that’s why it’s often used on social media.
you use ‘I’m’ when you want to shorten ‘I am’. It is the informal way of saying ‘I am’
On the other hand, ‘am’ is the verb and it is grammatically wrong to drop ‘am’ at the beginning of a sentence without a pronoun before it because proper English requires the pronoun before the verb. For clarity sake, I’ll be giving you examples:
If you’re asked ‘how are you’ and you respond with ‘Am fine’ or ‘Am so blessed’, you’re wrong.
As I said, you don’t throw the pronoun away.
Your reply should be ‘I am fine’ or ‘I’m fine’ or ‘I am so blessed’ or ‘I’m so blessed’.
Do you get me now?
THEY’RE vs THEIR vs THERE: I know how confusing this can get because to some people, they even sound alike but they are not the same. ‘They’re’ is a contraction for ‘they+are’, ‘Their’ refers to something that belongs to a group (theirs) while ‘There’ refers to a location. Now that you know the difference between the three, ensure that in the right instances you check that you are using the right ones in the right positions okay?
They’re’ is a contraction for ‘they+are’, ‘Their’ refers to something that belongs to a group (theirs) while ‘There’ refers to a location.
YOU’RE vs YOUR: The difference between these two is being something (you’re) versus owning something (your).
Ruona, you finished reading a 300-page book in two hours. You’re fast.
Ruona, are you not done with your novel yet?
In other words, You’re is the contraction of you+are while your is possessive.
If I say something on social media and you come to my dm and you’re like “haha, Ruona
yourfunny”, you’re wrong.
We’ve come to the end of our English lesson and I hope you were able to learn something.
Until next time, dear.
How are you really? Any gist from this past week?
What did you learn from this post?
Can you point out other grammatical errors that people make?
What are your plans for this coming week?
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