We asked, and you told us: Here are the grammar gaffes that drive you the craziest.
A few weeks back, we asked you to sound off on the grammar mistakes you see all the time. The response was overwhelming.
Here are five more errors that irk you and your peers the most:
“Irregardless” — this arguable non-word is being not only spoken but written in workplaces everywhere. If you check some dictionaries, you will find the word there, but even the definition makes it clear to use “regardless” instead.
“Orientated” — another non-word that’s creeped into the place of the real word: “oriented.”
“Loose vs. lose” — The opposite of win is never “loose,” though you’d never know by the way it appears everywhere.
“To you and I” — Many people think that using I is the proper grammar (and sounds more impressive). Not the case: “Send the report to Mel and me” is actually correct.
“To, two, and too” — There are clear definitions for each of these, but they’re often interchanged. The clear-cut usages:
- Two: the number
- Too: also
- To: everything else