How To Lose Credibility In .02 seconds


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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