Even Smart People Get These 8 Grammatical Mistakes Wrong
Going through high school and college I always excelled at English. Any class you could throw at me, I'd ace it. I don't know what it was, I just always had a knack for it and really enjoyed the literature aspect. Although I've always wanted to learn another language, English is what I speak so I figured I'd better know it inside and out.
Most of us have heard of the "grammar police" and it's not that I try to be a member but grammar is important. You can really change the meaning of a sentence by the words you use and where you put punctuation. Readers Digest tends to agree. They've put out some of the top grammatical errors that even the best of us get wrong. I admit, as good as I thought my grammar was, a couple of these took me by surprise. See which ones might stump you below.
LOOK: EVEN SMART PEOPLE GET THESE 8 GRAMMATICAL MISTAKES WRONG
There's no butt's about it. When you want to head it off at the pass, you'll always nip it in the bud.
Try as I will, this phase always comes out wrong when I say it. How about you?
Even though you might be able to care less, the word "couldn't" is the correct way to say it.
I've even heard coffee snobs say this incorrectly. There's no "X" in espresso.
If you think you've honed in on a deadline, think again. It's homed. Hone means to sharpen.
Here's an example where using the right word makes all the difference. You're not describing your purposes here, you're claiming intentions and purposes.
Although I tend to give folks a piece of my mind from time to time, this phrase has everything to do with a peaceful mind.
This is a tough one. While something may indeed be at the "peak" of your interest, you're actually using the word piqued when saying this phrase. Who knew?
So, how did you do? A couple of these were hard for me because I was raised saying them a certain way. You'd be surprised at how many you might be saying the wrong way. I know I was. If you're feeling brave, check out even more stumpers.
All this talking about English and grammar reminds me of my grand ol' school days. As an adult, there sure are some things about school I tend to miss. Look below and see if the same goes for you too.