Yes, people do judge you by your grammar

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Dear Bloggers,

Please proofread. People will judge you by your ability to use the written English language appropriately. 

Thanks,

Granny Grammar

 

 

 

 

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Here are some common mistakes I've seen around AR:

  • you're and your - "You're" is a contraction for "You are" and "Your" is a possessive pronoun. For example, "Be happy when you're selling your home."
  • its and it's - "It's" means "It is." If your sentence would make sense with "it is," then you can use "it's." If not, then use "its."  "Look at that dog! It's wagging its tail!"
  • two, too, and to - The word "two" is a number. The word "too" means the same thing as "also." And the word "to" can be used for everything else. As in "I know two ways to sell homes, too." 
  • their, there, and they're - "Their" is possessive, as in "Their house is cute." "There" is a direction, as in "There is their house." "They're" is a contraction for "They are," as in "There is their house. It looks like they're home."

 

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Rainmaker
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Wayne B. Pruner
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I ain't got no problem with my grammer. I lerned it in skool.

November 29, 2012 06:39 PM
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I haven't read through all the comments, but as much as I try not to judge, I do.  Sometimes they are honest mistakes, but sometimes it is obvious.  Of course I have typos all over the place, but when I find them it drives me crazy and I'm embarrased that people have read it.  Always tell me if I have a grammar, spelling or typo mistake!  I probably have one in this comment since it's about 12:15am :-) Kasey

January 09, 2013 11:17 PM
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Pete X-GRI, CDPE
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Oh my, I think I need to go back to grammar school.
January 09, 2013 11:31 PM
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Tamara Inzunza
Homes for Sale In Alexandria VA & South County
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Great advice, but that handy dandy spell checker won't catch everything.  The most common goof that I make is form/from.  Always have to double check myself when I write that word.

January 11, 2013 08:56 AM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
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dang rite...

My mother always thought that the English language was difficult because there were too many ways of spelling the same word...

many other languages are pronounced just like they are written...and written just like they sound.

 

Eve in Orlando

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