re: 11 Most Common Grammar Gaffes On Social Media
(1) When you're not sure whether to write "its" or "it's", reread the sentence, substituting "it is". You will realize at once whether you need an apostrophe or not. HOWEVER, it would be a lot better if we always spelled the word without an apostrophe. Why? Because any decent reader can always tell whether "its" was spelled wrong. Since the correct usage is obvious, the apostrophe hardly adds any value; so drop it. (Here's a rare sentence in which it's not clear whether you need the apostrophe: We sell no wine before its time.)
(2) It is so common for people to say "me" when "I" is correct that grammarians ought to accept the "me." This so-called incorrect usage obviously stems from a deep sense of innate grammar. It's time for the grammar police to back off. (Disclosure: my own college-educated son makes this "mistake.")
- The Precision Blogger.