Why Lord, oh WHY….do people INSIST on saying “Mines” where there is no such word?? If you mean that it belongs to you, then say “MINE”!! There is no “S” on the end!! You wouldn’t say “Rices” would you? Even though there is more than one grain, you STILL say “Rice”. It’s the same thing with “Mine”.
As long as we’re at it, “A lot” is TWO words, not ONE. The word “definitely” does not have an “a” in it, and FOR GOD’S SAKE, please figure out the difference between through/threw, to/too/two, your/you’re, passed/past, woman/women, men/man, quiet/quite, tired/tried, advice/advise, here/hear, there/their/they’re, worse/worst, and loss/lost!!
Next, the words “truly”, “lying”, and “dying” do not include the letter “e”, (ie; “dyeing”, “truely”, “lyeing”) except in the singular. The words “payed” and “tryed” do not exist. They are spelled, “Paid”, and “tried”.
Also, make sure that when you are writing, and a question is asked, PUT A QUESTION MARK AT THE END! I cannot TELL you how many times I have been reading, and gotten to the end of what I thought was a statement, only to find out that the person was actually asking a question–SHEESH!! It changes the whole meaning of what you are reading.
A better life always begins with a better education, and if you are not educated PROPERLY, people will not take you seriously in the business world. When you wonder why you didn’t get a job, maybe it’s because half of the words you spelled, were incorrect. Maybe you didn’t use proper punctuation, (periods, commas, and capitalization where it SHOULD be, paragraphs when the thought changes, etc…) or it could be that you are leaning back in the chair with your hand down your pants, and saying “See what I’m saying…” every 5 minutes…
The other thing that drives me crazy, is when people do not proofread their work before publishing it. PLEASE, PLEASE, PROOFREAD your work! I realize that even the BEST authors are guilty of a typo on occasion, but much of that can be avoided if you just READ what you write, BEFORE you post it somewhere!! The best way to do this, is to write it, save it as a draft, then come back later, and read it as if you have not seen it before. If it doesn’t flow smoothly, or the thoughts are not conveyed correctly, make your changes THEN.
I could go on and on, (I guess I have, but it seemed necessary at this point) but hopefully you have gotten the message by now. If you HAVEN’T, sadly, there might not be any hope for you.
Now, instead of getting mad about an article like this, what you SHOULD do, is say “thank you” that someone cared enough to say it out loud. All that is left now, is for you to DO something ABOUT it!
Instead of cussing people out on FB as a second language, worrying about what you’re going to wear to “the club”, or getting you hair and nails done every week, work more on the IMPORTANT areas of yourself.
Ok, off my soapbox now, but this needed to be said. I usually just touch lightly on this subject because usually “stat” boxes only allowed so many characters, but I HERE, I can get it ALL OUT, lol!
Good luck to all who want to be better. To those of you who don’t, oh well….it’s not like you weren’t told…