Common Grammar Mistakes

By: Rahul, Jonathan and Michael

Common Grammar Mistakes

One common grammar mistake is writing sentence fragments. An incorrect example would be: because I didn't study. This is wrong because it doesn't make sense and it doesn't give enough information. A correct example would be: I failed the test because I didn't study. This often happens because the person usually thinks faster than his hand can move. Therefore, the person may forget and skip ahead. Another example would be: because. This is wrong because it doesn't provide enough info and it doesn't express a complete thought. The correct example would be: I didn't do my homework because I didn't have enough time.

More Common Grammar MIstakes

Another common grammar mistake is a run-on sentence is a sentence that joins two independent clauses without punctuation or the appropriate conjunction. To fix this, you would have to put a period, put a semicolon, put a conjunction, or put a transitional word. An incorrect example would be: Rachel likes turtles because she likes green things which she got from genetics which her parents passed genetically. This is wrong because the sentence continued for too long of a time and had too many ideas. A correct example would be: Rachel likes turtles because she likes green things. Another example would be: Michael doesn't like red and black that's his favorite color which is red and black when he tickled his brother. This is wrong because it is not grammatically correct and doesn't make sense. Also, It's a run on sentence.

Even More Common Grammar Mistakes

A grammar mistakes that often occurs in many stories is the who/whom mistake. Whom acts as an objective pronoun while who is a subjective pronoun. An incorrect example of the who/whom mistake is: Whom loves you? This is wrong because it doesn't make sense and because "Whom" is used as the subject of the sentence. A correct example would be: Who loves you? This is correct because the sentence makes sense and it uses "Who" properly.

Text Questions

1. To whom will this go to?

A: This is correct because it has appropriate grammar and whom is used as an object.

2.because the potato is infected.

A:This is wrong because it doesn't provide enough info.

3. because I said so.

A: This is wrong because it doesn't provide enough info.

4. Jonathon is a dumb child who likes turtles one time, he ate a turtle.

A: This is wrong because it's a run on sentence and it doesn't make sense.

5. Turtles eat a potato.

A: This is wrong because it doesn't make sense and it doesn't use appropriate grammar.

6.Whom are you?

A:This is wrong because it uses whom instead of who.

7.Because I didn't study.

A:This doesn't make sense because it doesn't provide enough info.

8.Ate a purple turtle.

A:This doesn't make sense because it doesn't provide enough info.

9.Whom is knocking?

A:This is wrong because it doesn't use who.

10.like pretty turtles.

A:This is wrong because it doesn't have I.

Sources

1. Springboard

2. Our brains

3. The Internet

4. Books