Correcting Grammatical Errors in Your Online Content
Everybody has noticed grammatical mistakes in online content at some point. Maybe a blog’s headline read, “Why is You’re Website Content Important?” or the body of an article contained a sentence like, “There is no question that a key component to a successful website is the design and when a new website is being created there is a lot of time that is dedicated to creating a design that is eye catching and effective.”
Grammatical errors, as shown, can range from simple mistakes that just make your company look unprofessional to bigger issues like run-on sentences, which make your content nearly impossible to comprehend. Read on to find out how to solve four of the most common grammatical issues to keep your company’s online content looking professional and have your readers take you seriously.
Four Common Grammatical Errors (and How to Fix Them!)
We’ll start out by tackling the simple issues. English can be a confusing language, and with many words looking and sounding alike, it can be difficult to figure out which one to choose. Read on to learn about just a few of the most common grammatical errors in online content today:
- They’re / Their / There
They’re… This word is a contraction for the words “there are.”
They’re going to love the new website.
Their… This word is used to indicate possession.
Their new website is awesome.
There… This word refers to a place (whether it be concrete or abstract).
There are a lot of great new features on the website.
- You’re / Your
You’re… Like they’re, this word is a contraction. It simplifies the words “you are.”
You’re going to love the new website.
Your… This word indicates possession.
Your new website is awesome.
- Its / It’s
Its… Despite what you might think, this word indicates possession.
The company’s new website is much better than its last one.
It’s… This word is a contraction for “it is.”
The new website is great. It’s really going to boost our SEO.
- Affect / Effect
Affect… When you’re talking about the act of changing, you’ll use this word, a verb.
The new website will really affect our business.
Effect… When you’re talking about the change itself, you’ll use this word, a noun.
The effect the new website had on our business was enormous.
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