The Grammar Cop can’t help gritting her teeth over these gag-inducing faux pas.
- “Then again maybe he should have payed it so he can learn his lesson.”
- “We cannot as Canadians chose to live in fear.”
- “Fixed base rent for three years for new resident’s signing a lease before June 30th, 2018”
- The past tense of “pay”: I paid, you paid, s/he paid, we paid, you paid, they paid. NOwhere, on no planet, at any time, is it “payed”!
- Confusion reigns supreme. The present tense of choose is – choose. (The PAST tense is chose.) So why the confusion? Some people seem to think the word follows the same spelling rules as “lose.” It doesn’t. Present tense: choose, but: lose. In both cases, the “s” is pronounced like a “z.” Why does one word have two “o”s but the other has only one? Why is the sky blue? Stop it. 😀
- Question: When do we use an apostrophe-s for a plural? Answer: NEVER! It should be residents.
What would you do without the Grammar Cop? Srsly. (Wanna buy a vowel? 😀 )