Thursday, July 23, 2009

get your grammatical game in line.

nostrils flared - neighbor horse - napa, ca

seriously.  nothing irks me more than grammatical error--no sort worse than the misuse of your and you're.  

your=possessive
e.g. your mom has fluffy hair.

you're=contraction of the words you and are
e.g. you're an idiot if you don't know the difference between your and you're.

so next time you consider writing a card or a facebook message, take a split second to consider the difference.  would it make sense to say, hope your having a great summer? no, it wouldn't.

2 comments:

Shannon Hattyar said...

Agreed! As a teacher, I see those mistakes ALL THE TIME. But not only with kids, with adults as well. My other pet peeve is the mix-ups that revolve around their, there, and they're. *cringe*

Kristen said...

definitely my biggest grammatical pet peeve