Infographic: The Ultimate English Grammar Cheat Sheet
In 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.
- Proof that English is Crazy (video)
- Video: Four Fantastic Features We Don’t Have In The English Language
- The History of English in Ten Minutes (video)
- Infographic: Interesting Facts about the English Language
J.D. Ogre December 22, 2015 um 12:51 pm
> '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.
Nate Hoffelder December 22, 2015 um 12:59 pm
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.
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Moustafa Elqabbany December 26, 2015 um 12:38 am
"It details many of the common mistakes made everyday".
Please fix this blemish. "Everyday" is an adjective. I think the author meant "every day".
Nate Hoffelder December 26, 2015 um 8:11 am
What is a post on grammar without a grammar error?
Incomplete, I think.
But I fixed it anyway. Thanks for pointing it out!
Sonya December 26, 2015 um 10:23 am
Verbs *has* to?
Reserve the apostrophe for *it’s* proper use?
Nate Hoffelder December 26, 2015 um 10:32 am
Yes. Those weren’t typos; they were intentional mistakes used to drive the point home.
Sonya December 26, 2015 um 10:51 am
Okay, I think you’re joking…
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