Top Ten Grammar Peeves

SAT-com Vocabulary - Grammar Mistakes

Saw this list of Top Ten Grammar Peeves and thought it covered a lot of the most common mistakes people make. Check them out below for future SAT success!

  • 1. It’s “I couldn’t care less.” “I could care less” means that you actually do care.
  • 2. An apostrophe is never used to form a plural.
  • 3. “Literally” means it actually happened, not that it figuratively happened.
  • 4. “Loose” and “lose” are two different words.
  • 5. “Your” and “you’re” are also two different words.
  • 6. “Their,” “there” and “they’re” are actually three different words.
  • 7. “Nonplus” does not mean what you think it means.
  • 8. “Affect” is a verb. “Effect” is a noun.
  • 9. “It’s” is short for “it is” and “its” means “belonging to it.”
  • 10. “Irregardless” is not a word.

- Mal

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