What would your writing look like if you weren’t allowed to use spell check? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are a lot of common grammar mistakes. Most people’s writing would look a lot different without the help of their computers and only a pen in their hand. Your writing is often your first impression on a new client or employer. When you are writing a press release, a blog, a meeting agenda or even a social post, simply proofread your work before clicking send.
How can you expect someone to take your email seriously when it’s not grammatically correct? Take pride in your writing. Keep these grammar rules in mind every time you write:
– The word “your” is a possessive pronoun. Only use the word “you’re” when it could be replaced with “you are.”
– Apostrophes do not automatically make nouns plural.
– Use the word “too” when you are saying “me too” and “too much.”
– “It’s” is not the possessive form for the word “it.” “It’s” is a contraction for “it is.” When you need to make “it” possessive, use “its.”
– Start a new paragraph whenever you are moving on to your next point. Be sure to have some sort of a transition sentence before completely bringing up a new idea or point.
You just brushed up on some basic grammar rules. Do yourself a favor and remember how to correctly write these commonly misspelled words too: