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Most common grammar mistakes

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Even for native English speakers there are certain grammatical mistakes that most of us commit. Here is a list of the most common of these.

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Run-on sentence Report Abuse
The basis of this common mistake is missing or inappropriate use of punctuation to connect sentences.
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It’s for its Report Abuse
It’s is a contraction for “it is” and the other is a pronoun, don’t get it mixed up.
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They’re or their or there Report Abuse
Although they all sound the same they cannot be used interchangeably. There is a direction, their is a plural possessive and they’re is a contraction.
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i.e or e.g. Report Abuse
“i.e.” means “that is” and “e.g.” means “for example.”
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Effect or affect Report Abuse
Affect is used as a verb and effect is used as a noun. Unfortunately most of us don’t know the difference.
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Different than for different from Report Abuse
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You’re or your Report Abuse
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Could have instead of could of Report Abuse
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Here or hear Report Abuse
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Wrong tense or verb form Report Abuse
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Drug or dragged Report Abuse
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Dangling, misplaced modifier Report Abuse
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Pronoun agreement error Report Abuse
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Wrong word Report Abuse
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Unnecessary shift in tense Report Abuse
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Lack of subject-verb agreement Report Abuse
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Unnecessary comma Report Abuse
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Vague pronoun reference Report Abuse
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Sentence fragment Report Abuse
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Misspelling verb ending Report Abuse
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