How To Lose Credibility In .02 seconds


There are right and wrong times to use certain words. It's best to choose the right one.

You might be surprised how people will judge you in a heartbeat. The moment you look like you don't know what you're talking about is the moment your reader/listener etc will raise their eyebrows and think you're a joke.

One thing worse than giving your audience the feeling that you don't know what you're talking about is poor grammar. When it's clear that you don't know the correct there/they're/their, you've lost me (in about .02 seconds)!

Here's a brief guide:

Your: Possessive | "Is this your book?"

You're: Short for 'you are'. | "You're a great person"

There: A location that isn't 'here'. | "You should stand there"

Their: Possessive | "That is their book"

They're: Short for 'they are'. | "They're over there"

Too: In addition, to the extreme | "I am coming too" or "I am too tired"

To: There are too many definitions | "I am not going to list all definitions"

That will do for now. If you're not confident which option to use, give it a Google... or I can take a look. Also, feel free to contact me with any freelance opportunities.

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