Ten Grammar Myths Exposed

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  • A run-on sentence is a really long sentence.
  • You shouldn’t start a sentence with the word “however.”
  • “Irregardless” is not a word.
  • There is only one way to write the possessive form of a word that ends in “s.”
  • Passive voice is always wrong.
  • “I.e.” and “e.g.” mean the same thing.
  • You use “a” before words that start with consonants and “an” before words that start with vowels.
  • It’s incorrect to answer the question “How are you?” with the statement “I’m good.”
  • You shouldn’t split infinitives.
  • You shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition.