Grammatical Pet Peeves

Okay, I just needed to get this off my chest, but there are some grammatical errors that grind my gears:

  • On accidentby accident
  • Chalk full ofchock full of 
  • Bear necessitiesbare necessities (I know it’s confusing because the Disney song is sung by a bear but stop)
  • Bare with mebear with me
  • Peaked her interestpiqued her interest
  • For all intensive purposesfor all intents and purposes
  • Reek the benefitsreap the benefits (What would “reek” the benefits even mean???)
  • Sneak peaksneak peek
  • Doesn’t phase me doesn’t faze me
  • Should ofshould’ve/should have (applies to the entire “-ould” coven)
  • Wheelbarrelwheelbarrow (I know, this one blew my mind but ’tis true; trust your spellchecker here)
  • Pour over a bookpore over a book

These are the ones I could think of for now. I know that sometimes meanings change with how the language is used, but sometimes that’s ridiculous, isn’t it? (See: “literally”) These are little things that are common mistakes, many that are very easy to make and maybe difficult or even unreasonable to change. But oh well!

Are there any grammatical mistakes that drive you a little crazy?

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