Do you struggle with the correct use of grammar when using social media? Don’t worry. Seemingly lots of people do. However, if you’re using social media to try and promote yourself and your business, you really should make the effort to make your content and interactions as good as they can be. Yes, there are plenty of people out there who wouldn’t notice if you mixed up your where, were, and we’res, but there is a large chunk of us who would, and sometimes it will make us think less of you both as an individual and a business owner. 

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“you are”Belongs to you
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A placeBelongs to them“they are”
There is a bookThat is their bookThey’re the owners of that book
“It is”Belongs to it
It’s a good catThe cat loves its food
A placeIn the past“we are”To put on (clothing) OR to wear down
Where is my book?We were excitedWe are beautifulI like to wear my coat

My car is suffering from wear and tear

The verbThe noun
The light levels affect my photosMy camera filter creates a fantastic effect
(An effect is the result of something being affected)
Pens, pencils, paper etcSomething that is not moving
I use stationery to write a letterThe train was stationary in the station
A prepositionA number between one and threeAlso
I like to read booksI am two years oldI like reading too
“Who is”Belongs to whom?
Who’s your mother?Whose mother did this?
To not winOpposite of tight
I don’t want to lose the raceMy seatbelt is loose
The nounThe verb
I would like your advicePlease can you advise me
(Advice is what comes from being advised)
To sneakily look at somethingThe highest point
I had a peek at my birthday presentsI reached the peak of the mountain
To say something nice about somethingTo go together well with something
I compliment my mum on her lovely hatThe hat and my mum complement each other

Instead of should of, would of, could of

The correct use is…….

Should have / should’ve

Would have / would’ve

Could have / could’ve

Top tip for anyone doing online writing – install Grammarly. The free package is very good. It doesn’t always get it right but it is good at identifying what parts of your writing might need a second look.

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