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Chapter 26. Grammar 101 > Grammar Errors - Pg. 300

Grammar 101 300 Grammar Errors What is grammar ?According to the famous grammar maven Henry Fowler, it's "a poor despised branch of learning" ( Dictionary of Modern English Usage , 1926). Okay, so Henry got a bit grumpy from correcting all those student papers. To the rest of us, grammar is a branch of linguistics that deals with the form and structure of words. It's an attempt to make explicit and conscious what the skilled writer and speaker of English does intuitively and unconsciously. Here are some of the most common grammar errors. Word Watch Grammar is a branch of linguistics that deals with the form and structure of words. 7. Verbs has to agree with their subjects. Error: Agreement of subject and verb. Correction: Verbs have to agree with their subjects. Agreement means that sentence parts match, singular to singular and plural to plural. Since