These, of course, are probably not the worst but do reside at the top of my personal list.
These are also only considered “sins” in the mind of a grammar nazi and only “deadly” if committed in front of a grammar bully.
Okay, well perhaps not deadly in the literal sense but definitely in the stare- you-down, sneer with righteous condemnation kind of way.
- Your vs. You’re
Your=possessive pronoun. You’re=contraction.
2. Who vs. That
3. Fewer vs. Less than
Fewer=things one can count. Less than=things one can’t count.
4. Double Negative
I didn’t do nothing.
5. Its vs. It’s
6. Using the wrong pronouns
Subject=I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they
Object=me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them
7. Failing to use the subjunctive
Subjunctive=isn’t true, wishful
Thank you for reading. I’m excited to hear what you think.