Please find the edit or delete button on your posts and use it.
Dear self-published authors,
Please find a critique partner, pay for a copy editor, or an educated beta reader.
Dear everyone who tweets or sends emails,
Please double check and think through what you're sending out in the world. Yes. We all make mistakes, but we can delete tweets, and emails . . . well, we're stuck with the consequences.
What the heck am I talking about? Misspellings and poor grammar. Sure, I mess up too, but like I mentioned, I usually can correct or delete.
Here are some reminders.
You're is You are.
Your is possessive.
Carla's is possessive.
Carlas is plural.
Other's is possessive.
Others is plural.
All right is correct.
Alright is not.
The last one above, I saw in a recent commercial. Yes. I freaked out! A national commercial, folks!
An example of what I spotted on Facebook: "Treat each other much more gently." It can't be much more. The word "more" is enough, but then again, it probably should read, "Treat each other gently." Then again, "Treat each other gentler" is more gently, but doesn't sound right. Read it out loud. That can help.
Just remember, whenever you repost memes, not only look at the grammar, but what and how it is being said.
What are some of your grammar pet peeves? And wish me a happy wedding anniversary. It has been 41 years with my hubby. Yes. I was four.
Carla Swafford loves romance novels, action/adventure movies and men, and her books reflect that.
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