Grammar Gaffe Extraordinaire

Which is worse, writing “their” for “there” or writing “their” for “they’re”?

mactech grammar error
This egregious grammar gaffe courtesy of MacTech email promo.

Here’s the entire email promotion in a screen grab.

Tip: if there is a verb involved, it’s “they’re” (they are).

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

One reply on “Grammar Gaffe Extraordinaire”

I can’t believe writers don’t know the difference between “they’re” and “their” (and even “there”). I think they just say the word mentally as they write, and let their (or they’re) fingers fly. Sometimes, once the error is pointed out to them, they’re on the lookout for the error in their writing. Or not.

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