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Share observations on English grammatical errors in common use and in current media.
Share observations on English grammatical errors in common use and in current media.

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Another common speech error that I hear often and heard again today: using an adjective where an adverb was required, like "you have to move quick." That example should have been "you have to move quickly."

"It's" tends to be used where only "its" should be used. "It's" should only be used when trying to say "it is."

Heard today: "Show this with with less coins." That should have been "_fewer_ coins" rather than "_less_ coins." Some nouns can be counted (fewer), while others can be measured in units of mass (less).

While "... and I" is correct in cases where you and a number of people are doing something ("Sofia and I went to the store"), if you become the recipient in the sentence then you should use "... and me." As in: "Give the bag to Sofia and me." To remember: remove the names and the "and" and see if it still makes sense: "Give the bag to I" versus "Give the bag to me".

A common error: "different ... than" should be "different ... from". To remember it, think of "differ": This differs from that. Certainly not "This differs than that!"
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