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How to improve your English writing skills by avoiding common grammar mistakes



“Who are you writing to” or “Whom are you writing to”? “Lay down” or “lie down”?

These and many more grammar mistakes are so common that we don’t even recognize them when we come across them. Why should you be mindful of your grammar in order to improve your English writing skills?

People who are extra careful about their grammar usage are often termed as “Grammar Nazis” by those who don’t take their grammar seriously. I’m not saying you should too, or you should not, since that when you are writing something, whether it is a blog post, an article or even copy for an email marketing campaign, well-written, grammatically correct text sounds more genuine and professional compared to the one that is in mindful of grammar mistakes. Some grammar problems can be overlooked, but some cannot be. For instance the difference between “Its” and “It’s”: do you know people still mix them up?

This Business Insider article reviews common grammar mistakes made by even professional writers sometimes.