Are you a grammer nerd? Did you notice I spelt grammar wrong in the previous sentence? Have you ever turned down guys (or girls) who asked you out because they made such cringe-worthy grammar flubs in their texts? Have you had English teachers in school whose grammatical errors made you weep silently?
My editor friend was just chatting with me about her workplace woes. She works for an online parenting magazine, and says she can never send in a piece without brutally editing it for typos, structure and factual content. It’s hard work. It seems to be near impossible to find (and hire) good writers. Before we think of becoming good writers, we should just aim to write simple content without grammatical errors. She then proceeded to tell me that if I were writing for her, she would happily approve my work to be published with no changes. I had to wait till I left her office to do a happy dance. I got her chocolate fudge the next day.Then I sat down to write this post. I thought I’d put together a list of words and phrases most people get wrong.
Everyday vs. Every Day
Everyday describes a thing that is ordinary or normal. Every day means “all of the days.” I have to wear pants every day. I wear my stupid pants and go to work everyday.