I recently asked this question on Twitter and Facebook, because I’m tired of grown women who (despite their external loveliness), can’t write a lick without messing something up. I wish it didn’t matter, but it does. Pretty bloggers with ugly grammar are kind of like a ding in your fresh manicure: You can smooth it over, but the flaw—and your cognizance of it—still remains.
This isn’t about accidentally omitting a word or the occasional typ0; those things happen, sometimes even after you’ve proofread a few times. I’m talking about clear and total ignorance, or an all-out assault on the English language: the apostrophe-s-to-show-plurality, where’s-it-at, me-and-my-girl mistakes that make any fashion blogger/grammarian cringe to the depths of her Valentino-loving soul.
I think Steph of Odyssey summed it up best: “There is no excuse for poor grammar in one’s native language.”
Common Grammar Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Consider this my grammar PSA for 2013. I could rewrite what thousands of others have already covered ad nauseum, but this Copyblogger infographic does the job:
How about you? Do you notice grammar issues? Do you care?