Thursday, January 2, 2014

Top English Language Pet Peeves of 2013

It wouldn't be the end of the year - or the start of the new year - without top-whatever lists. Here is a list of the top ten English language annoyances of 2013 according to Grammarly via Facebook:

Users also noted the following usages (or mis-usages) that drive them nuts:

  • Loose/lose
  • Then/than
  • To/too/two
  • I/me
  • Pacifically/specifically (I'm not sure the former is even a word!)
  • Are/our
  • Literally/figuratively
  • For all intensive purposes...
  • Unnecessary quotations marks
  • Unnecessary commas
And the list goes on. 

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