Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Your and You're

I'm tired of people in positions of authority abusing grammar and not using spell check! How am I supposed to take memos seriously when they say things like 'Here's you're cover sheet for you're TPS report. Make sure your putting it in the correct inbox.' ?!?! GAH!

Brian Clark on copyblogger puts it very nicely:
This one drives me insane, and it’s become extremely common among bloggers. All it takes to avoid this error is to take a second and think about what you’re trying to say.
“Your” is a possessive pronoun, as in “your car” or “your blog.” “You’re” is a contraction for “you are,” as in “you’re screwing up your writing by using your when you really mean you are.”
As a matter of fact, I see the top three mistakes in his Five Grammatical Errors that Make You Look Dumb article every day, and I want to correct them every time! This should become socially acceptable- openly correcting anyone who's mucking up their grammar- don't you think?

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