I have never been one for remembering quotes, so while many other people are probably writing a Bible verse or some quote that makes life out to be rainbows and sunshine, mine is a bit more ME “Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be” by Mark Twain.
Why is that ME, you ask? I consider myself to be a Grammar Nazi, I can’t stand text speak, it takes longer to decipher it than it does to just type out the whole word, so there is no point, in my opinion.
The fact that children in 3rd and 4th grade aren’t able to read, or write a complete sentence really bothers me. Honestly, I don’t even care if they use the word “very” as long as it fits into an actual sentence! “U mad bro?” is NOT a sentence, nor is it proper spelling, it is atrocious and makes me want to punch them in the face!
Another one that gets to me is “alot” NO! The words you are looking for are “a lot”
Here are some spelling and grammar hints for the illiterate generation.
Know the difference between key words!
They’re = They Are
Their = Shows Possession
There = Specifies a Location
You’re = You Are
Your = Shows Possession
It’s = It Is
Its = Shows Posession
We’re = We Are
Were = Paste Tense of Are
Loose = Not Fixed In Place
Lose = Cease to Keep
Affect = An Action
Effect = A Result
Could’ve = Could Have
Could Of = NOT EVER ACCEPTABLE!