possessives and plurals
but then again, maybe not.

but then again, maybe not.

dear wendy’s,
now you have to apologize for making my eyes bleed.

dear wendy’s,

now you have to apologize for making my eyes bleed.

but the good news is that you’re an idiot ALL THE TIME.

but the good news is that you’re an idiot ALL THE TIME.

number, amount, many, much, less, fewer

ok, people. settle in because this one is going to hurt the brains.

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number

many

fewer

these words are all used when the number is countable. 

example: “how many people do you think are in this stadium?” “i don’t know the exact number, but i would say it’s fewer than 3,000.”

amount

much

less

these words are all used when the amount is not countable.

example: “the amount of sugar in this cake is a crime.” “there is much to be said about the power of good cake.” “yes, but less sugar would make it easier to digest.”

shameful, digiday.

i’ll say it again:
its - possessive
it’s - contraction for “it is”

shameful, digiday.

i’ll say it again:

its - possessive

it’s - contraction for “it is”

dear marketingland.com contributor,
1) you don’t need to double-space after a period anymore. it isn’t 2001.
2) typing the double-space should’ve given you extra time to remember to capitalize after the period.

dear marketingland.com contributor,

1) you don’t need to double-space after a period anymore. it isn’t 2001.

2) typing the double-space should’ve given you extra time to remember to capitalize after the period.

the peeps at WSJ look like FOOLS with their “it’s” when it should be “its.”
smile; you’re better than the WSJ because you follow this tumblr.

the peeps at WSJ look like FOOLS with their “it’s” when it should be “its.”

smile; you’re better than the WSJ because you follow this tumblr.

stop it, juanita greenberg’s. right now!

stop it, juanita greenberg’s. right now!

stop it. right now.

stop it. right now.

which brings me to my next point

you are taught this when you are learning about parenthetical references for the 400th time, undoubtedly.

question marks should only go inside the quotation marks when the quotation is a question.

ex: she asked me, “how did i get this bruise?”

BUT - it goes outside of the quotation mark if you are, for example, saying this:

how do you screw up “to” and “too”?

-or-

did you feel like you were on a bad trip when reading “the tell-tale heart”?