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    Check out this grammar taking quiz that shows you how good your grammar is. I got Grammar Genius! Can you correct these 13 basic grammar mistakes? lol i got grammar genius.

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    For those of us who cringe at the sight of a misused apostrophe, you need to watch this short BBC video Meet the 'Grammar Vigilante' of Bristol.

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    Funny. Did you notice the text they overlaid on the video uses an incorrect apostrophe? They use the same straight quote he's removing from the signs.
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    He denies it's a crime. It's more of a crime to have the apostrophes wrong in the first place.
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    My most grammatical mistake is that i tend to misuse of word “literally”. Like a lot of people, i keep using the word literally in wrong places i.e using “literally” just to add more weight to a sentence, and this is actually inappropriate.

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    I find that it's easy, when writing rapidly to make errors. There v.s. their for example. I go back and look at it later and I see my error. It's also been 30 plus years since I had a grammar class. It's not a great priority for most stuff I do.

    As a result of this thread, I have had questions as to what is correct. Didn't post them and can't think of them now.

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    Could of, would of, should of.

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    I travel in the same boat as many other people like you who are called "Grammar Nazis". We aren't Grammar Nazis but just people who love to see the world with correct spoken and written language. Of course you're and your tops my list as well.

    Few others are:

    Accept and except
    there and their


    And then using wrong tense and words really gets on my nerves. You didn't watch my post. You saw it. (I hope you get the pun!)

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