** U is for U. And you and ewe and yew. **
Just try to resist singing the Jim'll Fix It theme tune now...
The letter U on the A-Z challenge has made me consider words which are misused frequently. Let's take 'you' and words that sound the same:
U – Should ONLY be used in text speak (txtspk) or as an initial.
You – When you’re addressing an individual, be it man or beast.
Yew – This is a tree.
Ewe – This is a female sheep.
Make sure YOU use the correct one!
I frequently see the misuse of they’re, their and there, the old favourite, but this week I saw the word ‘you’ being used completely wrong. How can this be?! It’s simple!
You can Google grammar until your heart is content. Here are my top 8 other misused words:
Lose, loss and loose… (My trick? Think of a slutty bird, a loose goose)
Accept and except…
Affect and effect...
Are and our...
Where, were and wear...
A lot and allot…
Complementary and complimentary… (I try to remember complementary things complete
each other, complimentary is free)
Appraise and apprise...
It’s and its…
These are my biggest word use bug bears… I am sure you can think of more!
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