Grammatical errors from speech patterns
(followed by the correct form)
Anyways--is not a word. IF you must, use anyway.
Like I said, they were there the whole time. As I said, they . . .
I wish I would of known in advance. I wish I had known in advance (of is not proper here)
Her and I went to the movies. She and I
There’s many wonderful episodes in this novel. There are —
Between you and I, the argument really got worse quickly. Between you and me-–
Me and my teacher argued about another student’s grade. My teacher and I (reference to yourself comes last and it is the nominative case)
He did bad on the test. (need an adverb here) He did badly or poorly on the test.
The story was very unique. The story was unique. (unique means one of a kind)
I feel badly that he flunked the test. I feel bad (a state of condition of yourself–the adjective form is necessary)
Me and him went to the movies the other night. He and I went . . .
Her and I are really trying to work things out. She and I are . . .
If I was thinking I would of done better. If I were thinking or
If I had been thinking I would have . . .
Has anyone lost their pen? Has anyone (singular) lost his or her pen?
Being that they were playing in the band . . . Because they were (being is not causation).
My parents enjoy plants when they’re potted–need I say more?
We were waiting on him to arrive for over four hours. We wait for
someone to arrive–only waiters in restaurants wait on people.
The reason I didn’t do my homework is because I had to go to the doctor.
The reason I didn’t do my homework is I had . . . or is that I had to . . .