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Grammar Mistakes

Getting Grammatical: What's the Big Deal With the Passive Voice?

David Kudler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
David Kudler

An author I work with recently asked me, "What's the big deal with the passive voice?" My first instinct was to answer, "Well, would that question have made as much sense as 'The big deal with the passive voice is about what?'"

This Is A Good Lesson On Why You Need Copy Editors

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.29.2014 | Media

Copy editors are a necessity in any newsroom, but sadly, the positions are slowly disappearing. Recently, Gannett sacked a hefty amount of editors ...

Bully/Nerd

Josh Stein-Sapir | Posted 09.23.2014 | Media
Josh Stein-Sapir

If a person is going to make an argument or declaration that includes facts or even just an effort to persuade, then they must at least adhere to the lowest common denominator of a written argument to be taken seriously.

You'll Never Use These Common Words Incorrectly Again

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.21.2014 | College

If your grammar usage isn't the best, you're going to love this video by Glove and Boots. There are lots of things you can learn from their lessons...

3 Grammar Mistakes You Just Might Be Making

| Posted 02.05.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Grammar are a persnickety…wait…let’s try that again. Grammar is a persnickety cog in the writing machine. Try as w...

12 Commonly Misused Words And Phrases

Sara Schwartz | 2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 02.01.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Are you (or someone you love) making these grammar mistakes? End the confusion for good. Read more from Grandparen...

12 Mistakes Nearly Everyone Who Writes About Grammar Mistakes Makes

Jonathon Owen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Jonathon Owen

There are a lot of bad grammar posts in the world. These days, anyone with a blog and a bunch of pet peeves can crank out a click-bait listicle of supposed grammar errors. There's just one problem -- these articles are often full of mistakes of one sort or another themselves.

The (Hilarious) Grammar Mistake We All Make

Emma C. S. McLaughlin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Teen
Emma C. S. McLaughlin

I don't know if I'm right or if I'm wrong or even if there is a right or a wrong in this situation. I don't know if I'm the first person to even ask this question. But I'm sure there is an answer out there, and I would like to know what it is.

9 Embarrassing Word Mistakes You're Probably Making

Posted 07.09.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Bill Walsh's new book Yes, I Could Care Less. Copyright © 2013 by Bill Walsh. If you’re using “I could care l...

4 Common Mispronunciations That Drive Me Crazy

Shelley Emling | Posted 07.03.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There's no shortage of words in the English language that are consistently mispronounced. Here are just three of them.

3 Common Language Errors That Drive Me Crazy

Shelley Emling | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There are common language mistakes that provoke the same response in me as fingernails on a blackboard. Here are just three of them. Feel free to add your own pet peeves in comments.

11 Embarrassingly Hilarious Grammar Mistakes (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.04.2013 | Books

Today is National Grammar Day, and in order to celebrate, the software suite Grammarly solicited funny grammar gaffes from their Facebook fans and Twi...

What Difference One Letter Makes: Food Editor Makes Hilarious Twitter Typo

Posted 01.10.2013 | Home

Respected foodie Matthew Fort, the Guardian's Food and Drink editor, elicited a few chuckles from social media users on Wednesday after falling victim...

The Grammar Mistakes You Are Probably Making In Your Final Paper

Posted 11.28.2012 | College

Writing is difficult, especially under exam duress. So how do you make sure your final paper is as great as it can be when you only have two days to w...

Five Words You Probably Get Wrong

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.13.2012 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

The need to say exactly what you mean in written and spoken communication seems obvious, but when it comes to some of the English language's most similar word-pairs ("big" and "large," and "sure" and "certain," for example), the subtleties are difficult even for grammarians to untangle.

Is The Apostrophe About To Disappear?

Henry Hitchings | Posted 01.01.2012 | Books
Henry Hitchings

While this is not to say that the apostrophe should be renounced, there is plenty of evidence that it is on the way out. Like a lot of moderately successful devices, it continues to have fans - not least the people whose names contain apostrophes.

Grammar Pet Peeves: Who, Whom, None Is Or Are?

Robert Lane Greene | Posted 07.22.2011 | Books
Robert Lane Greene

Many people think of language as a set of rules; break them, and you're Wrong. But that's not how language works. There are different degrees of wrongness, and there's not a bright line between the degrees.

Calling The Grammar Police!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We've all griped about grammar before and our popular series of Grammar Pet Peeves slide shows has shown that Huff Post Books readers are a legion of ...

Grammar Pet Peeves

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Still, there's always more mischievous mistakes making way into our language and you -- HuffPost contributors and commenters -- have never been shy with sharing.

WATCH: Grammar Pet Peeves

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Arianna has griped about its misuse before and, frankly, the number of misplaced apostrophe's -- oops, we mean apostrophes -- out there has become dow...

Arianna's Grammar Pet Peeve

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

Now I really hate to make such a big stink about a little squiggle. But sometimes a small thing like this can have much bigger ramifications.

Grammar Pet Peeves: HuffPost Readers Pick The Worst Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, And Malapropism Mistakes Ever (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Grammar pet peeves seem to get as big a rise out of the HuffPost community as the off the wall comments of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. We've collect...