Here’s a lesson for you, courtesy of Yahoo: Make sure your words are in the correct order.
Another lesson: Proofread everything you write. Even the headlines.
If you’re still learning English, you might want to rethink you’re decision to write for Yahoo! Answers. You might just find that your skills aren’t up to par — even for a site with standards as low as Yahoo!’s.
You don’t want to end up writing like this:
I have no idea what “to make it easier” means. To make what easier? I have no idea why the writer can’t figure out how to write a question. Someone needs to explain to this writer about transpose the words in “you should” and “you shouldn’t.” Sigh. Maybe that will be covered in the writer’s next English class.
An editor who’s actually familiar with English and a dictionary, could help avoid this embarrassing mistakes on Yahoo! front page:
I have no idea why jumbled words are so prevalent on Yahoo!. And I won’t speculate why the writer chose pizazz over the preferred pizzazz. But I’ll declare everday a mistake on two counts: It appears to be a typo for everyday, and everyday should be every day.
Words get out of order on Yahoo! Makers on a now seemingly daily basis. Wrong words are used daily, too, especially when the writer can’t choose between two words, only one of which is correct. And with more than a dozen punctuation marks, how can one pick among them? And whose writing is actually worth attempting to replicate?
Did you spot all those errors? The incorrect word order? The use of between (which should be used with only two objects) instead of among (for more than two)? The lack of a question mark at the end of the question? And the use of who’s (which is a contraction of who is or who has) instead of whose (the possessive pronoun)?