Still on a reblogging spree. Actually, that's good, as I was running out of posts and I don't often have time to write new ones. (I'm midway through The Straits of Galahesh but may not finish until the weekend, as I haven't had a lot of time to read this week because of AbSciCon. Which, by the way, is an example of a conference attended by many government employees who appear to be behaving themselves and acting in a competent and professional manner. No expensive dinners, no exotic locations...Atlanta, meh. Whatever. Just felt the need to say that not all government employees are like those from the GSA or the secret service who have made the news lately.)
Anyway, found another essay about common writing mistakes.
You know, these mistakes are so below my level, it's not even funny. When I have grammar questions, I usually e-mail them to my boyfriend, because they're so obscure he has to look in this gigantic book he has (I think it's The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, which costs over $200 on Amazon). And sometimes even then, it's hard to say what the correct answer is. "Pore" versus "pour" or even considering "should of" versus "should have" -- these are for amateurs. But, there are plenty of published authors who need reminding of some of these concepts. Which is why I shared the link.