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Common Spelling Mistake

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Common Spelling Mistake
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I have noticed when editing many articles and looking at others posts on social media, that some people don't know how to spell words the right way. For example: there, they're and their. I am here to show you which way to use the word and how to spell it!

8 Writing Mistakes That Common People Make

1.) its vs. it's


Its is a possessive pronoun.

Example: The puppy played with its toy.


It's is a contraction of "it is" or "it has"

Example: I think it's going to rain.


2.) there vs they're vs their


There is an adverb, in or at that place.

Example: 1.) There is only one lemon left.

2.) I hope you don't go there.


They're is a contraction of "they are".

Example: They're going to perform for us.


Their is a possessive pronoun.

Example: Their baby cries a lot.


3.) lose vs loose


Lose is a verb, to come to be without something; to suffer the loss of something.

Example: I do not wish to lose more weight.


Loose is an adjective, free or released from attachment; not bound together; not strict.

Example: She likes to wear her hair loose and free.


4.) whose vs who's


Whose is a possessive form of who.

Example: Do you know whose boat we saw the other day?


Who's is a contraction for who is.

Example: Who's going to clean this mess?


5.) your vs you're


Your is a possessive pronoun.

Example: Your job is very exciting.


You're is a contraction for "you are"

Example: You're going to amaze them with your performance.


6.) write vs right


Write is a verb to express in writing.

Example: Write a letter to mom.


Right means adjective, correct, justified, suitable, and the opposite of left.

Example: It's the right way to do things.


7.) effect vs affect


Effect is a noun, produced by a cause; a result.

Example: The rules are in effect as of today.


Affect is a verb, to act on; to produce a chance.

Example: The cold weather affected my plants last night.


8.) accept vs except


Accept is a verb, to take or receive.

Example: I accept the challenge.


Except means preposition, excluding, save and but.

Example: Everyone except me decided to go.


There are many more that people mistake the spelling and meaning for but these are just a few!

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