It does not matter if you are a professional or weekend copywriter, if you live it or do it by hobby, if you are old from home or newcomer, or you love writing on any specific topics like travel, tech or entertainment, like all of us, human. And like every human being, he is already tired of knowing that error, my friend, this is a companion of always.
For example, in the day to day of the revision of texts one always realizes that some problems, be they of spelling, accentuation or semantics, are almost universal.
It may be that you, dear writer, do not even know that you have made these mistakes, so to help you (and improve our work too, why not?), Check this list with some grammatical errors you need to stop committing to produce better texts and increase your chances of success in the life of freela.
#1- Instead of:
This is a classic! Many people confuse the terms “instead of” with “instead of” or, worse, think they mean the same thing. But there is an explanation to get rid of your doubt:
Instead of: it means unlike, in opposition. That is, only use when you are presenting two opposing ideas.
Example: The car turned right instead of turning left.
Instead of: means instead of.
Example: went to the movies instead of going to the theater.
It is worth saying that “instead of” can also mean instead of, but the opposite cannot happen, okay?
#2- Most are:
This error looks pretty ugly when read without context, but you can believe: you probably already committed it in some text. This is because it is common to include some words in the middle, which masks this error and makes it beaten at the time we write.
On every day of my reviewer’s life I find (in more than one text) expressions like “most people who like such a thing already know how it works” or “most decorating items cost more.”
The editors eventually forget that the agreement should be with ‘the majority’ and not with what comes next. To avoid this silly, ugly and boring mistake, always reread the phrase with that attention. The same goes for “a large number of people / things” and other similar expressions.
#3- All and Whys:
If there is one thing that almost everyone has not yet mastered, it is the fateful use of whys and queens. Together, separated, with or without accent, the truth is that this mistake is already a constant. In doubt, some copywriters end up using all forms without any control or reflection before, dropping expressions to crooked and right, hoping to hit some.
The separate end should always be used when you are talking about purpose, purpose or desire (so-and-so is the end of sicrano).
Aim together should be used only to indicate affinity, resemblance.
Why: Whenever preceded by an article, it should be used together with an accent. Example: why (since it behaves like a noun)
Why: Usually used at the beginning of sentences, to ask, separated and without accent.
Why: Separate and accented is used at the end of question phrase, before the point or in isolated question. Example: why?
Why: used to explain something. Example: “I wrote this text because I want to help you.”
If you read the above title and found no problem, I’m sorry to inform you that you are thickening the grammatical errors statistic.
It may sound silly, but the amount of copywriting that accentuates the word alcoholic in the wrong way is impressive. The sharp accent is on the second “o”, never on the first!
#5- Bad / Bad:
It’s no use to look ugly at these two words. I understand that they are a stone in our reviewers’ shoes. And believe me, you’re not alone! According to a survey by the digital marketing company SEMRush, the difference between Mal with L and bad with U was the 9th most searched question in the Google search engine.
To answer your question, always remember that:
Evil is the opposite of good.
Bad is the opposite of good.
To get clearer, see the examples below!
Okay, he was in a bad mood because his freelance text was not approved yesterday.
Wrong: He was in a bad mood because his freelance text was not approved.
Did you notice the difference?
Just make this exchange to get right in the grammar!
#6- Where / Where:
Perhaps, the confusion generated by these adverbs can be explained because both are used to refer to a place. However, each one has its own particularity and you need to know it in order not to affect the quality of your text.
Use where for two reasons: when the verbs of prayer request the preposition and when the sentences indicate movements.
Let’s look at the following phrases:
“Where are you going?”
“Where can your uncle take me?”
In the first case, the adverb “where” was used because the verb “go” presupposes going somewhere. While in the second sentence, there is idea of movement, because the subject needs to take someone or something.
The adverb “where” is used as a wildcard by many freelance writers. However, from today, before adding it in your text, answer two basic questions:
The adverb “where” is indicating the place where something or someone is?
When I change “where” to “where / where”, does the sentence remain the same?
If you answered positively to these questions, feel free to use it!
#7- But more:
Another classic error of the Portuguese language. The good news is that it is very simple to detect it. When used without the “i”, the “but” becomes an adversarial conjunction. That is: it is limited or opposes a new idea. To be clear, imagine the following situation.
“You’re writing a text, but you cannot deliver it in time. So please contact me apologizing for the incident. ”
The above sentence has two problems. First because the “but” should be spelled without the “i”, since you could not complete the text as expected. Second, letting a task expire is a mistake you can never commit, otherwise your reputation will be impaired.
If you still have doubts about the “but”, replace it with:
The “plus” is an adverb of intensity. It can also be used as an addition. So, from today, write texts with more affection, more quality and less grammars, combined?
#8- Hay / A:
We know how difficult it is for some people to understand how best to use these Portuguese language villains. To answer your questions, see explanation below.
The “There” is used to indicate something that has already occurred.
Example: I’ve been reading the contents of the Rock Content Community for two days.
The “A”, without the H, is used for the future.
Example: In two day’s we will know the result of the final test.
#9- Imminent / Eminent:
These two words are defined in the Portuguese language as paronyms or paronyms. This is because they have practically the same writing and pronunciation, but have different meanings. Sometimes they take away the sleep of many copywriters during the production of their texts.
See how the difference between them is simple.
Eminent is an adjective. It can be used to indicate the following characteristics.
Example: You are an eminent freelance writer.
The word “imminent” also indicates an adjective. However, we can use it only when something is about to happen.
Example: the danger of an accident in the football game is imminent.
#10- Meeting with / against:
These two expressions have basically opposite meanings, but everyone stubbornly confuses them and uses them in a changed way. “Against” means opposition, clash, shock. If one thing goes against the other, it is going in the opposite direction, it is discordant.
“To meet” already means agreement, to be favorable to something. A strategy that meets the company’s business is all it needs!
It’s not worth it to be sad if you wear any of those hoods (or all, that can happen …), because life is like that!
And make no mistake, eh? There are many other mistakes that have been released by the blogosphere, so stay tuned for our tips and never stop improving.
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