15 Grammar Mistakes That Make You Look Bad

15 Grammar Mistakes That Make You Look Bad


15 Grammar Mistakes That Make You Look Bad [Infographic]

Written by MARGIT WILLEMS • March 23, 2017

Struggling with English grammar grammar, even if English is your native language?

You are not alone.

This is because the English language has some really strict “nitpicky” rules.

I should know, because English isn’t my first language.

It is German.

Even so I learned proper Oxford English in school, I picked up some bad language habits after moving to the US.

Language habits that turned into a nightmare during my freshman year at college. Specifically, English 101: Introduction to College Writing.

Needless to say, I felt discouraged and because of that I took only the required English courses to earn my bachelor degree in business and marketing. The grammar skills I had adopted also got me through my graduate studies and the jobs I held over the years without much pain.

It wasn’t until I accepted a job that required about 50% of writing when a few other goofy mistakes claimed the spotlight in my writing.

They not only made me look stupid, they also made me look careless to my supervisors and editors.

When I came across the infographic of the “15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly,” I chuckled with delight.

Half of the goofs mentioned were things I had trouble with as well.

I didn’t feel quite so alone anymore.

Knowing that others are struggling with the same things I struggled with—and am still struggling with— gave me a sense of assurance that there was hope to improve my grammar skills.

The cool thing is, when I’m in doubt, I just refer to the infographic before looking things up in the dictionary.

The 15 Goofy Grammar Mistakes

15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly
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