This mistake on Yahoo! Makers is all too familiar:
When I read this on Yahoo! TV I actually said, “Huh?” loudly enough that others heard me (and if they read this, they were probably thinking it, too). Someone needs to tell the writer (who is actually the New York bureau chief for Yahoo Entertainment) that there’s a time to learn a little more about the English language, and the time is nigh:
It’s hard to believe that a professional writer (even one who works for Yahoo! Makers) can make this mistake:
Using the contraction it’s (which means it is or it has), instead of the correct possessive pronoun its is one of the most common mistakes anywhere, but especially at Yahoo!.
In the same article the writer makes another homophonic error. This is too funny:
Here are two of the best reasons to proofread, illustrated by Yahoo! Celebrity:
One reason to proofread? If you don’t correct your mistakes, you could be confusing your readers. Another reason? If your writing contains an error, you look like an idiot and your readers will notice. Here’s what one reader commented:
“and he’s given me to of the best blessings I could possibly imagine.” ‘To’? Really? Yahoo Celebrity writers suck at proof reading.