Mignon Fogarty (a.k.a. Grammar Girl) compiled a list of popular grammar myths, then embarked on debunking each one.
Here are the myths, but check out her website to see why they are myths.
- You shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition.
- You shouldn’t split infinitives.
- It’s incorrect to answer the question “How are you?” with the statement “I’m good.”
- You use “a” before words that start with consonants and “an” before words that start with vowels.
- “I.e.” and “e.g.” mean the same thing.
- Passive voice is always wrong.
- There is only one way to write the possessive form of a word that ends in “s.”
- “Irregardless” is not a word.
- You shouldn’t start a sentence with the word “however.”
- A run-on sentence is a really long sentence.
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