Infographic: The Ultimate English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Grammar Cheat SheetIn spite of every effort to simplify it and reform it, English remains one of the most complicated languages. It's  a confusing beast, full of inconsistent usage, evolving rules, contradictory authorities, and newly borrowed or invented terms.

No matter what your field is, a good grasp of English grammar is important in order to be taken seriously in your writing and your endeavors, and the following infographic can help. It details many of the common mistakes made every day, and how to avoid them.

P.S. And to fill up your holiday break, here are several videos and an infographic on the history and crazier aspects of English.

Grammar Cheat Sheet


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7 Comments on Infographic: The Ultimate English Grammar Cheat Sheet

  1. > ‘Could of’ does not exist and presumably has been picked up in speech when ‘have’ has been slurred.

    Or, more likely, the English language COULD OF evolved a bit to include it, as it usually does. Bet he also thinks “ain’t” ain’t a word.

    • I have seen that in print, seriously. Obviously it is incorrect (and so is could’ve, in most cases), but the use probably came from verbal slurring, as you mention, after which it was committed to paper.

  2. Moustafa Elqabbany // 26 December, 2015 at 12:38 am // Reply

    “It details many of the common mistakes made everyday”.

    Please fix this blemish. “Everyday” is an adjective. I think the author meant “every day”.

  3. Verbs *has* to?
    Reserve the apostrophe for *it’s* proper use?

  4. Okay, I think you’re joking…

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