6 Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make (via Grammar Girl)

Some useful examples of simple grammar mistakes to avoid.

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6 Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Make fewer (or is it less?!) errors with these expert tips.

I or Me after a preposition and another person

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The rule: Use “Me.”

Incorrect version: “She went to the store with Sally and I.”
Correct version: She went to the store with Sally and me.

Incorrect version: “Between you and I…”
Correct version: “Between you and me…”

“I tell people to imagine the sentence with only one person because that usually makes the pronoun choice clear,” says Mignon Fogarty, creator and host of the Grammar Girl podcaston the Quick and Dirty Tips network. So think of it this way: You wouldn’t say, “She went to the store with I,” right? “Adding Sally doesn’t change anything,” Fogarty says.

Effect versus Affect

The rule: Effect is usually a noun, while affect is typically an…

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