The most common writing mistakes people make
Writing mistakes happen. These are the most common:
A vs. an
I came across this writing mistake in almost every document I read last week—of any kind.
(In 2012, Writers Digest mentioned this as a rookie mistake that could cost you dearly.)
Here is help.
A before consonants, an before vowels, right? Sort of.
The rule is: A before words that start with a consonant sound, an before words that start with a vowel sound.
Vowels are the letters a,e,i,o, and u (for our very young learners).
A unique look (unique sounds like it starts with “y”)
I will be there in under an hour (hour sounds like it starts with “ow”)
A unanimous decision (unanimous sounds like it starts with “y”)
An undisputed decision
Have fun writing and correcting those mistakes!
The Hanna Smith Agency