Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Proper Grammar is Sexy

I read an article in Joanne Goddard's Cup of Jo blog on proper grammar and I thought I would add to some of her examples.

Joanne's Pet Peeves:
Here are a few things I've learned over the years:
* Farther vs. further. Farther = physical distance. Further = abstract lengths. ("We need to drive farther down the road." "Let’s discuss this further tonight.") 
* Everyday vs. every day. "I go to the park every day." "These shoes are great for everyday wear."
* Literally. Most things aren't actually literally true. "I was literally dying with laughter." Probably not.

My Pet Peeves:
Pronouncing the word ask as if it were ax.
The incorrect use of their versus there.
Beginning any sentence with the word Like.

What are your grammar pet peeves? Tell us below! Let's get sexy.