Top 10 Language Myths

10. A run-on sentence is a really long sentence.
9. You shouldn’t start a sentence with the word however.
8. Irregardless is not a word.
7. There is only one way to write the possessive form of a word that ends in s.
6. Passive voice is always wrong.
5. I.e. and e.g. mean the same thing.
4. You use a before words that start with consonants and an before words that start with vowels.
3. It’s incorrect to answer the question “How are you?” with the statement “I’m good.”
2. You shouldn’t split infinitives.
1. You shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition.


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3 Responses to Top 10 Language Myths

  1. i know some former school teachers who will jump all over this.

  2. MamaToots says:

    You betcha!! I will start by asking UTNG if he knows that sentences begin with capital letters??
    From there I must go to # 8….double negative!
    # 1…NO MYTH!
    Some I will agree are mythical……………..due to people misquoting the rules of correct grammar. Case in point: # 4.

  3. Bruce Bruce says:

    My middle name is Brooks and I have been told two differnt ways to show posession Brooks’ and Brooks’s. Which is correct? I have been taught both ways!!

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