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I stumbled on this infographic via Twitter. It is posted on Huzzah!, a blog by a grade 6-7 class from Comox, BC. Thank you Ms. Smith, Mrs. Bombini, and all the learners at Huzzah! for celebrating good writing and helping writers avoid looking silly. (These efforts may also help spare some readers unpleasant experiences, not unlike fingernails on a chalkboard, that may accompany grammar goofs like those that follow.)
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Article posted April 26, 2012 at 12:22 AM •
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grammar goof:its a sunny day
Correction:it's a sunny day
(I see the correct use of the apostrophe in your corrected version. Is there anything missing? -Mr Milloy)
Comment Posted on May 16, 2012 at 02:31 PM by
Here is a grammar goof.
"You`re sweater is over they`re!"
"Your sweater is over there!"
(2 for 1 - nice! - Mr Milloy)
Comment Posted on May 16, 2012 at 10:47 AM by
Here's a BETTER example of grammar goof.
"Your so awesome." has a grammar goof.
The correct sentence should be: "You're so awesome."
The second sentence is correct because "your" is a possessive pronoun. We are not talking about possession in this sentence.
"You're" is a contraction of "you" and "you are". When you only say "you are" instead of "you're", it still makes sense.
Comment Posted on May 15, 2012 at 06:35 PM by
A grammar goof would be: You're friend is over there!
That would be a grammar goof because you would be saying You are, instead of your, because the ' in you're means it is a contraction of 2 words, and the two words are you are.
The corrected sentence should be: Your friend is over there!
Comment Posted on May 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM by
Here is an example of a grammer goof.
Grammer goof: Their are birds on the tree.
Correction: There are birds on the tree.
Comment Posted on May 9, 2012 at 03:02 PM by
Here is a Grammar Goof: Hey! their is Bill!
Correction: Hey! there is Bill!
Comment Posted on May 9, 2012 at 02:58 PM by
Silly goof : is that you're car?
Correction: Is that your car?
Comment Posted on May 8, 2012 at 09:08 PM by
Me and my friends went to the park.
My friends I went to the park.
(Hmm... Is your correction correct? From Mr Milloy)
Comment Posted on May 7, 2012 at 09:58 PM by
Than the cat got the fish.
(Correct) Then the cat got the fish.
("Then" is the right word to use here, but the sentence seems to be missing something. What happened before the cat got the fish? From Mr Milloy)
Comment Posted on May 7, 2012 at 08:03 PM by
Me and you should play sometime/grammar goof. You and I should play sometime/grammar goof. This was sent by my Michael C's IPod Touch.
Comment Posted on May 7, 2012 at 05:30 PM by
"your bag is up in the tree." Makes me look a grammar goof.
The right sentence should be "You're bag is up in the tree."
(I'm not sure whether you are a grammar goof, but something looks silly there, though perhaps not the way you intended! From Mr. Milloy)
Comment Posted on May 7, 2012 at 03:19 PM by
Be careful not to loose your keys.
Be careful not to lose your keys.
Comment Posted on May 7, 2012 at 03:16 PM by
Me and Mark went to pacqistan
Mark and I went to Pakistan.
(Is the error you want us to notice in the grammar or in the spelling? Which one do you think looks silly? from Mr. Milloy)
Comment Posted on May 7, 2012 at 03:15 PM by
Me and Luis went to afanastant
Luis and I went to Afganistan.
(Which version do you think is correct? What is the error you want to show: punctuation or grammar? From Mr Milloy)
Comment Posted on May 7, 2012 at 03:12 PM by
Here is a grammar goof me and Michael C would like to take out the basket ball
Here is the correct version Michael C and I would like to take out the basketball.
(Methinks we need to work on some more punctuation & proofreading to help make the words do your bidding. From Mr. Milloy)
Comment Posted on May 7, 2012 at 03:11 PM by
the hamster lost it's toy
the hamster lost its toy
(It's the correct use of "its" in your last line, but I don't think the correction is complete. From Mr. Milloy)
Comment Posted on May 7, 2012 at 03:10 PM by
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