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I get caught with affect / effect. I'm proofing an ebook right now and I'm a bit embarrassed at how many times I've botched that one.
 
The follow up should be "Top Grammar Mistakes You Look Like an Ass for Pointing Out". The first ones would be not using "with/in/on/for which" and good versus well. 
 
I'm pretty safe! I only get caught with the dangling participle
 
Misuse of "literally" bugs the living fudge out of me.

6) Loose/lose. Looks at all of UK
 
Just so you know ... I liked this infographic. It was funnier, especially #11.
 
+Reed Botwright While I agree that pointing out minor grammatical errors in a forum or social site might make you look like an ass, this article seems to be about those who write professionally. The last line refers to one being left "jobless".
If someone is writing for pay, it would be in their best interest to accept constructive criticism about grammar. At other times, I just shake my head, unless the grammar is so poor I cannot understand what is being written. (Fruit delivering zombie brothers can be a real problem!)
 
Hey Brian, not a biggy, just an FYI: The infographic appeared all scrunched in the email I received. Good stuff, though.
 
This is so cool! Even when you know better, it's easy to make a mistake when rushing out blog posts, socmedia updates, etc.
 
+Brian Clark - At first I thought I read it wrong, but it looks like there's 2k+ "pins" on that post and it's not even 9:30am yet. Needless to say, well done on the infographic.
 
I always love it when people put literally in these. You might have heard of this thing called hyperbole. Just saying...
 
+Brian Clark +Alex Sherman To say nothing of the fact that if literally does not always literally mean literally, that makes it literally worthless as a term.
 
This was both funny and helpful! Thanks!
 
I always that "I'm literally dying of shame" is spoken figuratively. Is it (usually) used erroneously or is it just a common figure of speech?
 
Oy! I still get affect and effect mixed up along with fewer and less.
 
It peevs me when people use the word "like" in the middle of every scentence...who started that practice?
 
ha! the sentence loses meaning and now the speaker sounds like they're speaking a make believe language..
 
ha! i didn't even realise! I meant...."as if they're speaking a make believe language.." I got caught there! Let's abandon the word "like" together
 
I'm a little bit embarrassed of my grammar goofs though English isn't my native. Very informative.
 
+Chris Holt Yeah, in that context my suggestion is less useful. On the other hand, is there such an issue with grammar among professional writers? I know not everyone is an editor, but really? "There, their, they're" is the issue my wife complains about on Facebook.
 
+Reed Botwright in the online world there is a broad spectrum of everything from personal blogs to million dollar news outlets and everything in-between. My impression was that this article addresses the lower end of "professional" writing and is intended to be both helpful and humorous. With that said, I have seen some rather glaring errors on major sites (Engadget, Gizmodo, and others) where eyes on the page equal dollars in the bank.

What happens in forums, comment sections and social sites is not so much "writing" as it is conversation, and the site owners are monetizing the users and not the content. There is no implied contract of "I'll frequent your site and look at your ads because I like to read your articles.".

So to sum up, my thoughts on grammar are similar to my thoughts on any profession; If you are a plumber you should know how to use a wrench, if you are a carpenter, you should know how to use a hammer, and if you are a writer, you should know how to use the language. If I am paying you, or you are getting paid for my patronage, then I feel I have a right to some expectations with regard to your use of your tools.

Like +Carta Brown suggests above, in a forum like this, it is most important to get your ideas across. Compulsive proof readers like me just need to get over it.
 
Sure, I do those all the time when I'm writing fast. Well, not all the time, just sometimes. We might know better (and ex-English prof here sure does), but the brain "hears" the sound and applies a spelling which may not be the correct one, if we're more in thinking/creative mode rather than watching what the hell we're doing.

The trick is to catch them in the proofreading :)

(love the infographic!)
 
I wish I could say I never make any grammar mistakes, but if I did, I would be lying.
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