Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Content Writing Tips: 4 Common Grammatical Mistakes

When writing content, don't rely on spell and grammar check. Even simple grammatical mistakes on your website and social media can make you look amateurish and unprofessional.

Here are common writing mistakes to avoid:

#1 Their, There, They're

Their is a plural possessive. There can be used as a pronoun or in reference to a place. They're is a contraction (they are).  

The students have their books.
There is an old house.
The kids want to go there.
They're going to school today. 

#2 It's, Its

It's is a contraction for it is or it has. Its is a possessive pronoun.

It's my birthday. 
It's been a warm day. 
A cat is possessive of its territory.

#3 You're, Your

You're is the contraction for you are. Your is a possessive pronoun.

You're my best friend.
Your article is fascinating. 

#4 Affect, Effect

Affect is a verb ("to influence") and effect is a noun ("result"). 

The heat will affect my garden. 
The medication has a negative side effect. 

1 comment:

  1. This post really helpful for those who are new in a field of content writing. Thumbs up


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