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What's Your Grammar Pet Peeve?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. In Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Howard family picked up and moved to Birdwell Island when Clifford outgrew their apartment. You may not have relocated for a pet, but perhaps you significantly altered your routine, gave up something you really enjoyed, or ended a relationship. What's the biggest sacrifice you've made for your pet?

2. "Underway" instead of "under way"? "Led" spelled "lead"? "All intensive purposes"? What's your grammar or word usage pet peeve?

3. Growing up, the twins next door did a lot of stupid things. One day they decided to light a tennis ball on fire and play Hot Potato with friends. The game lasted one throw, when the would-be recipient bailed out and watched the flaming sphere bounce into (and set ablaze) the bushes. What's the dumbest thing your neighbors have done?

4. It's time for another edition of What Are You Reading Right Now? (I don't mean "now" now. Nobody say "your blog post.")

Enjoy the weekend!