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There’s no other way to say it – there is just no excuse for poor grammar in your captions.

A grammar mistake will instantly make your captions look unprofessional and distract viewers from your message. We HIGHLY recommend you do a thorough proofread of your captions before publishing. And make sure you don’t commit these four unfortunately all-too-common grammar sins.

1. There vs Their vs They’re

They’re is short for “they are”.
They’re coming over.

Their refers to something owned by a group.
Is that their puppy?

There refers to a place.
We’re going there after school.

Make sure you check that you’re using the right ones in the right places at the right times.

Sentence shows "When their looking for each other" spelt with the wrong "they're"
Photo shows phone, caption says "She texts you alot", a lot iis spelt incorrectly.

 

 

2. “Alot” is not a word

This is a biggie. The term “a lot” has become very common in writing and speaking. But “alot” is not a word! Make sure there is a space between “a” and “lot”.  If you’re having trouble with this one, meet the alot monster. It’s hysterical and you won’t ever make this mistake again.

 

 

3. You’re vs Your

These two words sound alike, but mixing up youre vsyour is an embarrassing mistake that’s so easy to avoid. Your is a possessive adjective and modifies nouns. Youre is a contraction of the two words you are.

Picture of X-Rays, caption says "You're spine is twisted", your is spelt incorrectly
Man looks pensive, caption says "I was just loosing my mind" instead of "losing"

 

 

4. Lose vs Loose

These two words get mixed up all the time despite having totally different meanings. Loose is something that isn’t tight. Lose is when you suffer the loss of something. A useful trick is to think that ‘Lose’ has lost an ‘o’.

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