ANSWERS: 99
  • Since you took mine, I got to go with "Me to" instead of "Me too".
  • Confusing "that" and "it"
  • Ok, since you and barcaluv67 took two that came to mind........I will go with their/there/they're
  • Misuse of their, there and they're.
  • I can't think of any that haven't been mentioned, but I had a problem with separate/seperate and desperate/desparate until I heard that there was a rat in separate. So now I know that only separate has a rat in it, I remember that desperate has not. If this sounds too complicated, rate me down ;)
  • there instead of their your instead of you're were instead of where or wear and most of all there instead of they're
  • Alot. It's TWO WORDS! I could go on and on about grammatical errors (even the ones I make frequently ;-)), but I'll spare you from my rantings.
  • I hate proper english
  • My father was always pedantic about: different from...(how can it be different to?) and centred on....(how can something centre around?)
  • I'm not sure if this applies completely, but calling fully grown women 'girls'.
  • nauseous/nauseated ...more than a peeve, it nauseates me.
  • The one that really annoys me is when people say things like "between you and I" Or "It's different for you and I" when it should actually be "you and me", but somehow they've got it in their heads that "you and I" is somehow more proper.
  • I would definately go with the wrong spelling of the word. Their/they're/there, as an example. It makes me wonder if people even know what the meaning of these words mean! And as a whole, I would go with the no punctuation thing. And TEXT! wut r u up 2 Bugs the CRAP out of me. If someone IM's me, or texts me like that I refuse to respond.
  • Mixing up "then" and "than" is probably one of the worst for me. You can hear the difference! Double negatives are a close second.
  • When people confuse to and too. I don't know why but it drives me absolutely crazy.
  • First come, first serve.. for crying out loud it is First come, first served.... Unless you are at a tennis match of course.
  • When people say "was" instead of "were" or "I seen him . . ." I'm from the south, so bad grammar is prevalent!
  • anyone/any one
  • the way people shorten things and use numbers, thanks in part to text messaging (and laziness)! at some point, you can't tell if they misspelled a word or if it's supposed to be an acronym that you don't know about...
  • "I seen him", instead of "I saw him." It makes you sound, for lack of a better word, dumb. Also, I hate when people misuse "to" and "too."
  • when somebody calls an ATM an "ATM machine"! machine is already part of the acronym, so it's very redundant.
  • I really don't understand why, but some people, (especially when THEY'RE writing/typing!), use the word 'are' where they should be using 'our.' For example:- 'are house' should be 'our house' etc. That REALLY gets on my nerves/irritates me. How do people confuse them? THEY'RE 2 completely different words! AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHH! JamesD ;-)
  • "Woman" is singular and "women" is plural. These are often interchanged for some reason.
  • Incomplete sentences.
  • When you say "Pardon me", to someone and they say,"You're fine". They have no way of knowing that. The proper response is,"I'm Fine". The best however is,"By all means".
  • Someone already took there/their/they're. :( I'll go with people who say "I'm doing good" instead of "I'm doing well". Are they not teaching the difference between adjectives and adverbs in school these days? Actually, it's become so prevalent that my parents even do it, despite the fact that they used to correct me all the time about that when I was young. Now I sometimes correct them, just for fun.
  • When people end a sentence or phrase with a preposition. Actually Winston Churchill, when introduced to a woman American reporter said to her,"I'm pleased to meet you madam. Where are you from?" To which she returned,"Mr. Prime Minister,as the leader of the country from where English originated, you should know better than to end a sentence in a preposition". To which he replied,"Madame,that is a statement up with which I shall not put!"
  • People who say "yous guys"....drives me nuts...also people who don't know the proper way to make *in-law plural...ie: they say mother-in-laws when it should be mothers-in-law....they don't get that law isn't plural mother is; same thing for Sons-of-b......s instead people say son-of-a-bit***s....My attitude...if you're going to swear, at least get it right.
  • When people pronounce "vice versa" as "vis-uh versa"
  • There's two. The first one is massacaring the word "mischievous" by pronouncing it "mis-chee-vee-ous", the second is not knowing the difference bewtween "Can I" and "May I".
  • your/you're doesn't bother me much, since it's an easy typo to make, especially on the internet. I have a few pet peeves though: when people spell "piqued" as "peeked" or "peaked" when people type "all be it" when they mean "albeit". and it's starting to bug me when people say "you welcome" instead of "you're welcome"...but now I'm getting too picky : )
  • 'alot' instead of 'a lot'
  • I hate when people say, "I could care less." They are saying that they COULD care less when they mean they could not care less. I don't know how/why this confuses people but it drives me nuts. Also like someone said earlier, when people say things such as, "here is a picture of Jane and I". An easy way to figure this out, is to pull Jane out of the sentence. Can it now stand alone? Would you say, "here is a picture of I"? No, you wouldn't. Someone must have started a nasty rumor that you always say "so-and-so and I". Stop the insanity! I also don't like it when people ask, "can I help you?" but I'm not sure if that's improper or not. I say "may I help you?" Okay, just one more, I promise. My sister-in-law who is a elementary school teacher (and has taught part time on the college level) tells us to "drive careful" every time we leave her house. Shouldn't she ask us to "drive carefully"? It bothers me mostly because she is a teacher. Oh, there are so many more. I'm glad this forum exists because I'm surrounded by poor grammar and begin to question myself. :-)
  • mine is now and know.
  • Well i apologize, because i often use that on answerbag haha. But anyways probably when people say pasghetti!
  • Any one of the easy errors. It is a list of 35 mis-spelled words/mis-used (probably could be more) in the English language. I told my students, most of the errors are because of lazy language.. hour, our, are... One that gets me, is a lot. It is 2 words... always was and always will be. All the words listed on this question are awesome examples. Way to go folks!!
  • When people mix up "I" and "me" for example....My father and I are going outside...and " Would you like to go to the party with my sister and me." I is in the subject and Me is in the predicate. People that don't know the correct use will use I in every case because they THINK it sounds correct.
  • I have three that bug me: they're - there - their you're - your - yore two - too - to It particularly bothers me when I see incorrect usage of one of these words coming to me in a document/email that is sent out by a senior manager at the company I work for. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in getting the owner of the company to mandate that I review all documents and emails prior to forwarding on to clients :-)
  • "txt tlk" just drives me nuts. I wish people would actually write out their words and sentences.
  • "I did good" It makes me want to rip the person's head off then sew it back on just so I can rip it off again.
  • I get frustrated when people use 'alot' instead of 'a lot.'
  • I have lots of them To/Too There/Their Spelt/Spelled Your/You're/You are. I personally myself. No not never I really hate double negatives
  • plural possessive apostrophes. that's why I adored the book: Eats, Shoots & Leaves
  • "Good" for "well". How are you? I'm good. He sure eats good for a small kid. If you do good in school, you will be successful. (I guess this is acceptable for the do-gooders).
  • double negatives
  • I can't stand when people write/type continuously with absolutely no punctuation. (Something that should be written as five separate sentences ends up being one extra long "sentence" that makes no sense.)
  • When some one uses mines to refer to something they have. And Double-Negatives are annoying, too.
  • You're/your its/it's (THIS ONE IS HUUUUUGE!!!!! I FREAKING HATE IT!!) their/there/they're When people put apostrophes into plural words: "Rent boat's here!" Freaking A. You'd think people have SEEN enough of their OWN NATIVE LANGUAGE to be able to PROPERLY USE IT. For goodness' sake, people, READ LITERATURE AND LEARN THE USAGE!
  • Same as you, because it is so common, although a good friend has drummed into me the misuse of the word 'less', when often it should be 'fewer'.
  • Gotta love those "dangling participles"...not only are they grammatically incorrect, they can be pretty funny as well. "Driving home in yesterday’s storm, a tree fell on the back of my car."
  • When people don't use a possesive pronoun with a gerund. A gerund is when you stick "ing" on the end of a verb and use it as a noun. For everyone that's now thinking, "Huh?" I'll give an example. Most folks write/say, "Fred's texting won't improve his grammar as much as him studying." when it should be, "Fred's texting won't improve his grammar as much as HIS studying."
  • When people write 'alot' instead of 'a lot'.
  • Since first coming onto AB it has become the use of your instead of you're, which is an abbreviation of you are.
  • First come, first serve For God's sake, it's not a game of tennis we are talking about... it is First come, first serveD
  • Snuck. Snuck is not a word. The proper past tense of the verb to sneak is sneaked.
  • People who use th word whom to sound intelligent, yet they don't use it properly and sound stupid. Or when someone says while giving directions "Go straight" instead of saying it correctly: "Go forward"
  • OOOOeeeUUU After reading a of these answere's I realize I do not talk or compose too good Thank you I shall work on this problam.
  • Unnecessary abbreviations.
  • I guess anything that makes a sentence unnecessarily hard to understand, such as multiple negatives. If I ever read something like, "I don't got no problem with nobody who don't not do that." I wouldn't even bother trying to decipher it.
  • wow everything and i am really bad at spelling
  • When people say I axed them insted of asked them;)
  • When people say "unthaw" when they mean "thaw" or "defrost". Seriously everyone I know does this.
  • Saying "I could care less" when you mean "I couldn't care less" That and the non-existent word, irregardless.
  • between you and I
  • Probably to, too, and two or for, fore, four. Man we have a messed up language.
  • I think it is when people use a fancy word instead of a plain one, but don't realise that the word they are using doesn't actually mean what they think it does. Three of the most common examples:- discrete instead of discreet crescendo instead of climax fortuitous instead of fortunate PS: 'Discrete' means separate, 'crescendo' means growing and 'fortuitous' means accidental (although due to misuse it has come to mean 'accidental with a happy outcome'. But it *doesn't* mean simply 'fortunate'.)
  • My grammar pet peeve is people using "myself" incorrectly. For example: "A lot of the research was done by myself and Tom." "You can email myself or Jim if you have any questions or need instructions." Myself is a reflexive pronoun and can only be used in conjunction with a first person pronoun. If you said, "You can email myself," that would sound demonstrably incorrect. I always want to raise my hand when people misuse this word and say, "No, only you can email yourself." Also, it bothers me when people misuse quotations, especially on signs. For instance: "Free" kids' meal with purchase "Available" now I think people use this to draw attention to the word, but it simply makes it look like they are being sarcastic. Sort of like a punctuational wink... Another: The use of apostrophe with s to signify a plural e.g., appetizer's restroom's potato's This one is so obvious and so stupid.
  • You're and your. There, their, and they're. U and idk. And to and too.
  • Years ago, a friend and I heard, "I'm not no dummy, Heather!" from a cashier at McDonalds to her manager. We still joke about it to this day..."Yes, Heather, she IS a dummy." "Noone" is supposed to be "no one". It's two words, people! Did and done. When I hear, "I done that yesterday" instead of "I did that yesterday" I want to scream. I better stop now...
  • Affect vs effect.
  • My biggest one is it/it's. So many people think it's means 'something belonging to it' instead of its true meaning, which is a abbreviated form of 'it is.' I do get a kick out of the fact that most traffic signals say DONT WALK instead of DON'T WALK. Also hate when people use the wrong words, like my ex always said "pacifically" instead of specifically. I always asked what it had to do with the ocean. And he always said cousints instead of cousins, and passed that on to his sons. So irritating.
  • My husband works out of state. So, to save on the phone bill, we e-mail a lot. He is constantly confusing their/there/thier, our/hour/are, to/too/two, where/were/we're/wear, and then.....I get this. "I am suppost to meet with my boss...." I laughed so hard, I spewed my soda.
  • When people write "would of/could of/should of" instead of "would've/could've/should've". It's despicable, senseless and renders a person nothing more than a dastardly bastion of nastiness!
  • When people write "should of" instead of "should've/should have" too/to/two = three words with different meanings grammer vs grammar (correct way) I know this is not grammar, per se, but I *HATE* when people say Williams AND Sonoma. There is no "and" in the name of the store. It is Williams-Sonoma. It is not Barneys OF New York. There is no "of" in the name of the store. It is Barneys New York. When people think they're being "educated" by using "whom" and end up messing it up, as in: Whom did you speak WITH? You end up sounding more stupid than you think. When flight attendants (I'm one) announce: "This flight is extremely full". There is no such thing as extremely or very full. You are either full or you're not. When flight attendants say: "Check seatbacks and overhead bins for any items you MAY have brought". If you MAY have brought something you really didn't bring it. When you finish eating and you say: "I'm done". Chickens and turkeys are "done", you are finished. I have to admit my biggest grammar pet-peeve that tightens my sphincter muscle and raises my blood pressure is the wrong usage of your/you're. Followed behind it is there/their/they're. All these may have been covered by other posters but I haven't read all the answers.
  • Mine is people who think they know grammar then misuse the slash, sort of the way you did in your question.
  • Mine is lose-loose
  • Speaking,idea/ideal.
  • People who say,"is you" instead of "are you".
  • Mine, two!
  • I hate people who forget that "there's" means there is. People keep saying things like "There's coats in the closet" and "There's some people over there". Should be "There are coats in there" and "There are some people over there". Also, not really grammar, but I hate the word: funner and funnest.
  • I have found a lot of people seem to think the plural of YOU is YOUS or YOUSE.
  • Axe, instead of ask gives me chills.
  • Anti/ante
  • Mine is when people take it upon themselves to correct my grammar; when I then put their correction to scrutiny, and it turns out to be wrong I do get fairly irritated. Example; Me - "I'll bring them over to your house later on". Friend - "Heh, you mean "I'll bring them over to you're house"?". Me - "Yes, I do in fact mean I will bring them over to you are house". Friend - "Your a fucking geek man". Me - "My what is a fucking geek man?" etc.
  • ideal/idea
  • your kidding , write ? ;-)
  • By far... - Alot vs. A lot.
  • double negatives kind of piss me off. Don't force me to guess what you really mean.
  • PEOPLE TYPING IN ALL CAPS.
  • I have problem with tenses, specially when they get too complicated. Is that considered a pet peeve?!
  • I really have none. Everyone messes up at some point. I don't look down on it in the least. I actually like it, if anything. It adds character to a person. :-)
  • Using apostrophes in (non-possessive) plurals. UGH!
  • i`m alway`s geting corrected on my granma
  • I have a few pet peeves regarding grammar. I think one of my biggest is when I hear people say :"Where are you at"? and :"It don't matter". You never end a sentence with the word at and it's "Where are you" not :"where are you at"? Oh the list is endless but with facebook,Instant messaging and e-mail, every form of communication in writing is abbreviated. The abbreviations I can almost understand albeit lazy but I get it. It's the actual fragments. run ons and phonetic issues that get me.
  • Asking question without using a question mark.
  • My biggest grammar pet peeve is when proper names or the beginning of new sentences are not capitalized.
  • using text code while typing (ur instead of your or you're, 4 instead of for, 2 instead of to or too, b4 instead of before, etc)
  • I don't hive one, why wud you thin I shud grammer have one me?
  • its/it's/it is

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