There are some writing errors that can make you appear stupid, particularly if you call yourself a professional writer. You would not believe – or perhaps you would – how many times I have received content from “writers” containing some of these errors. So, I have compiled my list of things you need to know if writing is your vocation or avocation.
You might be a writer if you know:
- – how to use there, their and they’re correctly
- – the difference between its and it’s
- – when to use peek, peak and pique
- – the difference between affect and effect
- – how to use an apostrophe correctly
- – when to use a hyphen to form a two-word adjective
- – the difference between loose and lose
- – when to use roll instead of role
- – that it is never correct to use “should of” in place of “should have”
OK, that’s my list. Which ones did I omit that really irk you?