Stupid Mistakes

By: Sabrina, Elizabeth, Lindsay and Morgan

Spell Rite

One of the most common mistakes that is made in writing is the misspelling of words. This can be categorized with many other mistakes that are made for the fact that the writer is using the wrong context for what they are really trying to say. But it is still used commonly. This also mainly happens when the writer does not have any care for what they're doing or are in a rush. Though it may also happen simply because the person simply does not know how to spell the given word.

Your Writing Wrong

One stupid mistake that is commonly made in writing is the incorrect use of homophones. For instance, the words your and you're both sound the same but are spelled differently. Even though it is fairly easy for people to be able to remember this, most do not. This usually happens in a time when the writer is in a rush or simply has no care for what they are writing. Though that is still no excuse for the incorrect usage.

Punctu'ate; Prop'erl.y

Finally, one of the most common mistakes in writing is using incorrect punctuation. For instance, the comma is usually used in cases that it is not needed, which may cause a run-on sentence. Though incorrect punctuation is also used when embedding quotes. For example, '"The cat ran up the hill".' In this scenario the writer put the period in the wrong area. It is an obvious mistake that they did not put it in the sentence before the quotation, which is supposed to be the punctuation that closes out the sentence if the quote is done being said.

Incorrect Sentence Examples:

  • "Hey their! How our you. I hope you are doing gude". Said no one ever.
  • "They're wuz once a cat. And it lived in a hat. With no top. That is all I have. so goodby", said John.
  • "Their stuck in a tree!" exclamed Avery. "Oh no! What do we due." questioned Pam,
  • "Its cold outside too day".
  • Why "Cant you just go away."

Why Example Sentences are wrong:

  • The first example given is wrong because there are: incorrect use of homophones, misspelling and incorrect punctuation. The correct way to right it would be like this: "Hey there! How are you? I hope you are doing good." Said no one ever.
  • The second example given is incorrect because there are: incorrect use of homophones, misspelling and incorrect use of punctuation. The correct way to write it would be like this: "There was once a cat. And it lived in a hat, with no top. That is all I have. So, goodbye," said John.
  • The third example given is wrong because there are: incorrect use of homophones, incorrect spelling and the incorrect use of punctuation. The correct way to right it would be: "They're stuck in a tree!" exclaimed Avery. "Oh no! What do we do." Questioned Pam.
  • The fourth example is wrong because there are: incorrect use of homophones, misspelling and the the is no punctuation where it is needed. The correct way for it to be written would be this: "It's cold outside today."
  • The final and last example is wrong because it has: misplacement of punctuation and there is no punctuation where it is needed. The correct way to write it would be this: "Why can't you just go away?"

Correct These on your own:

  1. The dog ran up the narrow, streat.
  2. I realy like candy.
  3. Their is nohting that can stop me!
  4. Why our you so rood?
  5. "Who have my wallet"?
  6. I cant find my shoes!
  7. "Nohting in the hole wide world is faster then me.".
  8. "Who wants my cihps"!
  9. Why dont you just go, and eat some fude
  10. I never liked you, anywyas


||If you can correct these, then you are good to go||