I am the typo queen, but… there is a difference between a typo and just plain spelling something incorrectly. I know that grammar, spelling, and all of that good stuff were only last discussed in elementary school, but there really is no excuse for not being able to write correctly. After all, that word was created with specific meaning and purpose for its use in the intricate English language- we certainly don’t have any right to mess with that! This isn’t a rant I go off on everyday; however, with the recent completion of the 2011 National Spelling Bee, I thought I would use this opportunity to compile a list of some commonly mispelled misspelled words in the English language.
I MUST make special note of three little words: there, their, and they’re. I’ve never found these words very difficult to differentiate, but, apparently, I’m in the minority.
There refers to a place. It could be used in a sentence such as, “She is over there.” Their implies possession. It could be used in a sentence such as, “Their dog is so sweet.” They’re means they are. It could be used in a sentence such as, “They’re such nice people.” I’m so glad that that’s cleared up. Here goes my list:
A lot Gauge
All right Loose
Like I said, this isn’t a rant I go off on frequently, but I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make note of how the English language is so often taken for granted. Of course, I don’t mean any harm or disrespect, but learn to speak and write properly! I assure you that it will serve you well!