TallSingles.co.uk | Part II: Why aren’t I receiving messages online? It might be due to grammatical errors

Part II: Why aren’t I receiving messages online? It might be due to grammatical errors

by richard 30. December 2015 09:00

We have mentioned in the past that profiles with grammatical errors receive fewer responses.  Here are our final errors which you should avoid!

#8. Me V’s I

This comes into play when you write about yourself and another group.  For example:

When you are done with that report, can you send it to Bill and I?

Now take Bill out of the sentence and it doesn’t sound right.  Agreed?  In the above sentence “I” is an object, I should not be used as objects.

So in the above situation use “me” as “me” is not an object.  So you get:

When you are done with that report, can you send it to Bill and me?

#9. Do’s and Don’ts

The placement of the apostrophe looks odd right, we this is correct so you just have to live with it.

#10. i.e. V’s e.g.

These are tricky to get right, but i.e. means “that is” or “in other words”, while e.g. means “example given” or “for example”.  See there is a difference.

#11. Who V’s that

When you’re describing a person use “who”, so for example:

Gary is a person who is 6ft tall.

When you are describing an object use “that”

This is a ruler that can measure up to 6ft.

#12. Alot V’s A lot V’s Allot

Alot is actually not a word, so should not be used.  If you are trying to say there are many things then you use a lot, such as:

I enjoy collecting memorabilia, I have a lot of plates commemorating the Queen.

The other “allot”, is really used in the sense of the word “allotted” such as:

I have allotted £1,000 for my next holiday.

#13. Into V’s in to

So again it is difficult to get this one right. Basically “into” indicates movement, such as:

I walked into a room full of single people

For any other circumstances and especially if “in” and “to” fit with other parts of the sentence you should go with “in to”.

 

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