MISTAKE MONDAY for May 28: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment.

Hint: reading this item out loud would probably help you find the big problem.

entrenprenerus entrepreneurs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

MISTAKE MONDAY for May 21: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment.

Hint: spell-checking software might not catch this one.

random capitalization

 

 

 

I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

MISTAKE MONDAY for May 14: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. This is an obvious mistake.

insert dynamic subject line

 

 

 

 

 

 

I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

 

MISTAKE MONDAY for May 7: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I think this one is easy. What do you think?

committment commitment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

 

MISTAKE MONDAY for April 30: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment.
mulitple multiple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

MISTAKE MONDAY for April 23: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment.

impliment implement

 

I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

MISTAKE MONDAY for April 16: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment.

 inquires inquiries

I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

MISTAKE MONDAY for April 9: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment.

marquis marquee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one didn’t jump out at me when I reviewed the image. Will you do better than I did?

I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

MISTAKE MONDAY for April 2: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment.

Here’s a key piece of information: I viewed this item when I was buying something from a website in February 2018. Without this information, you might not realize that anything is wrong with this week’s Mistake Monday item.
2017 on a 2018 ad

I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

Let’s visit apostrophe hell

I’m not the only person who dislikes misplaced apostrophes (or should I say apostrophe’s?). There’s a Flickr page called Apostrophe Hell with photos of apostrophe abuse. Misused apostrophes turn up frequently on Mistake Monday on this blog. Below you’ll see some examples. I share them to remind all of us—including me—to pay attention to apostrophes when writing and proofreading.

Its vs. it’s

It’s vs. its is a classic example of where apostrophes are often abused, as you’ll see in the Mistake Monday examples below. Most often there’s an apostrophe where it’s not needed.
mm-its-its-6

 it's-its-fed

it's-its-8

Sometimes the mistake goes the other way. A sentence lacks the apostrophe needed to create the contraction for “it is.”
apostrophe abuse example

 

Other possessives

You need an apostrophe to form the possessive for most words other than “its” and “yours.” The proofreaders for the images below didn’t remember that.

 

 

advisors should be advisors'

sailors should be sailor's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contractions

Apostrophes are also important to forming contractions.

For example, “let us” becomes “let’s”—at least that’s what should happen.lets should be let's

 

 

 

 

 

 

Random insertion of apostrophes

Sometimes people seem to insert apostrophes randomly. What was this person thinking?
meme's should be memes