Common English Error of the Day

More common errors popping up today:

  • plurals do not have apostrophes. So it is bananas not banana’s
  • acronyms do not have apostrophes so it is NGOs not NGO’s
  • both… and’ is followed by two things so it is ‘both Andrew and Roger were there’ not ‘both Andre and Roger and Paul were there’
  • absolutes are not gradeable so something cannot be more unique or most fatal or more pure
  • literally means just that. So you can’t say ‘I literally died on the spot’. Er…no you didn’t!

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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