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COMMON GRAMMATICAL ERRORS TO BE AVOIDED IN SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

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Grammar is something that many people don’t get it right, even after learning it for years in school. Even if it is sounds fine when spoken out loud but when it is written down it looks like a palaver. What a person says matters as much as how he says it, especially in professional environment such as while writing blogs or creating a social media post. And it is more difficult when it comes to realization of the mistake made. One should know that these are general mistakes that are made by everyone and by reforming the mistake the purpose is solved.

Here are common mistakes that are made by many:

  • Nor v/s Or

Just as “either” and “or” are used together similarly “nor” is used with “neither”. E.g.” neither my mother nor I understand the new system of education” is the right method.

  •  Comparisons that are incomplete

When someone says our product is faster, stronger, better. But a question arises her that faster, stronger, better than what? Whenever you compare something against something else make sure that that you mention what that something else is, otherwise readers cannot make out what comparison is made.

  • It’s v/s Its

“Its” is used as a possessive noun. For example “I took its bowl”. Whereas “it’s” is used as a shortened version of “it is”, like for example “it’s raining”.

  • Than v/s Then

“Than “is used in comparison. “This product is more profitable than the other one”. Whereas “Then” is used when discussing time. For example “we had a discussion, then we went for our dinner”.

  • Effect v/s Affect

Many people get confused with these two words. When someone is talking about the change itself-the noun- the word “effect” is used. For example “that disaster had an effect on me”. Whereas when someone is talking about act of changing- the verb- the word “affect” is used. Like “that disaster affected me greatly”.

  • E.g. v/s i.e.

Many people use these terms interchangeably, but they mean two different things. “e.g.” means “for example” and is used add color to the story through example. Whereas “i.e.” means “that is” and is used to clarify something.

  • Who v/s That

These two words are used to describe someone or something. To describe a person the word “who” is used like e.g. “Sharon is a footballer who likes playing video games” while “that” is used to describe an object like “my computer is the one that hangs every time”.

Thus these are the few grammatical errors that people generally overlook and can eventually create a negative impact on your business reputation.

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