Today’s email led me to a blog post filled with grammar errors that made me cringe from start to finish.
First was: “We take our responsibility serious.”
Serious is an adjective. It has to modify a noun, as it “This is a serious post about a serious subject.”
If you want to modify a verb – such as “take” – you have to use an adverb: “Seriously.” We take our responsibility seriously.”
Next came a few commas stuck in the wrong places, making the copy choppy.
And then… the real winner: Apostrophes used to form plurals.
The post said that clients had a choice from “dozens of realtor’s who were within a five mile radius in most area’s.”
For this sentence to make sense, you’d have to tell realtor’s WHAT? Something. Because realtor’s indicates that whatever is to follow belongs to a realtor.
The same goes for area’s. There has to be something more. An area’s WHAT? Something has to follow that belongs to the area.
And then in another post…
The writer was talking about the advantages of a life in real estate. He wrote bullet points that included:
- “Right off your vacation”
Of course he meant you can write off the expense of your vacation if you schedule it to coincide with a convention or other deductible event.
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