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Common writing mistakes


From time to time people make mistakes; after all, we’re only human. Here are a few we regularly see…

Apostrophes

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If you’re not up to speed on your apostrophes, follow the simple rule of, if in doubt, leave it out!

Different than vs. Different from

Should say:

Things are different from one another. If you’re using the phrase ‘different than’ in a sentence it is grammatically wrong!

Could of, would of, should of

The above is incorrect; here is what should be said:

People make this mistake because the terms, could’ve, should’ve and would’ve sound like could of, should of, and would of. Remember the apostrophe is used as a contraction (see first point), to shorten could have, should have, would have.

Why not read:

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