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15 Common College Grammar and Spelling Mistakes

15 Common College Grammar and Spelling Mistakes
As midterms approach, many students are preparing for their first essays of the semester. By college, you should be able to write an effective essay, but we often make the same grammatical and spelling mistakes over and over again. I have no doubt you can use two/too/to and there/they're/their correctly by now, but here are some more advanced common grammatical and spelling errors that make you look silly, both in your writing and speaking. Master them, and you are that much closer to an A+! Note: All of these definitions are my re-wordings of dictionaries and grammars. All examples are my own and are examples of pop culture because that is fun and grammar is otherwise quite dull. Then/Than: Although a common error in writing, this is a very grammar problem to solve.

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