If you pay a visit to Grammerly’s Facebook page today, you’ll notice that their cover image is a tribute to the Grammarly community’s biggest pet peeve: Your constant use of “your” instead of “you’re” makes me wonder whether your keyboard is missing some keys. It seems I am not the only one who gets a little annoyed when someone misuses the language.
Yet, I also know that I am not the only person who can be completely turned off of a book if the grammar is faulty. And even if the occasional subject-verb agreement is fine with you, a confusing or complicated sentence just takes away from the enjoyment of the book. If you can’t understand what is happening in the book, then you aren’t likely to continue reading it. Constantly misusing “your” for “you’re” is a very simple representation of incorrect grammar. Sentence construction is just as much a part of good language usage as is the correct selection of a word.
We writers tend to be blind to our grammatical flaws when we’re writing. It takes a very thorough [ more ]