Your Annoying Me

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Many of you know that I spend WAY TOO MUCH time on Facebook. Not always by choice. I just really have nothing else to do. In my Facebook travels, I have seen far too many grammatical and spelling errors that are inexcusable.

I already posted this complaint on my Facebook account earlier today, but it bothers me so much, I feel compelled to blog about it…

What is it with people misusing words? I mean, some of these people are college graduates and they don’t know when to use “your” or “you’re”.

It’s (not its) an epidemic and it makes me sick.

Let’s discuss…

Your and you’re-

  • Your is possessive- “Is your stomach hurting?”
  • You’re is a contraction for ‘you are’- “You’re annoying”

There, their and they’re-

  • There is used when referring to a place or with the verb ‘be’ – “The dictionary is over there
  • Their is possessive- “Have you seen their dictionary?”
  • They’re is a contraction for ‘they are’- “They’re hiding the dictionary from you”

To, too and two-

  • To is used to start a prepositional phrase or before an infinitive- “We are going to whack you on the head with your English book.”
  • Too is an adverb meaning ‘also’- “I want to whack him on the head, too!”
  • Two is a number. If you mix this in, you are really dumb.- “You have two brain cells.”

Its and it’s-

  • Its is a possessive pronoun- “Have you seen its tail?”
  • It’s is a contraction for ‘it is’ or ‘it has’- “It’s raining outside.”

Sorry for the English lesson, but people needed to hear it. English teachers feel free to write in and correct me if necessary. šŸ™‚

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