Below, you’ll find a list of all the various grammar myths that have been discussed here on Motivated Grammar, with links to the discussions.

a lot vs. alot [10/24/07]

a while vs. awhile [01/14/08]

aggravate vs. irritate [06/23/11]

all of a sudden vs. all of the sudden [07/20/11]

all right vs. alright [10/26/07]

among vs. between [11/03/09]

amount of with count nouns [10/27/12]

anticipate [11/25/10]

anyway vs. anyways [02/03/11]

apostrophe-s used in inanimate possession [02/23/09]

apostrophes for plurals [09/03/07]

apostrophes with final s/z [08/29/07]

aren’t I [11/04/10]

backward vs. backwards [06/14/11]

bad vs. badly [08/18/11]

beside and besides [12/07/11]

Can I? vs. May I? [12/05/12]

can not vs. cannot [10/27/07]

can’t help but [04/20/11]

canceled and cancelled [07/05/11]

careen [03/02/09]

center around [04/08/10]

compose and comprise [02/23/12]

comma splices [07/23/12]

data is vs. data are [08/11/08]

different from vs. different than [07/10/08]

disinterested and uninterested [03/21/12]

done vs. finished [03/17/11]

e.g. vs. i.e. [08/08/07]

email vs. e-mail [04/24/08]

each other vs. one another [06/01/11]

English doesn’t follow Latin grammar [01/15/09]

envy vs. jealousy [04/22/10]

farther vs. further [03/17/08]

flaunt vs. flout [02/23/08]

formal language as ideal language [06/21/12]

gender-neutral language [08/23/10]

gender-neutral language isn’t something new [05/30/12]

graduate (from) [01/24/12]

good vs. well [08/03/11]

healthy vs. healthful [02/11/10]

hopefully [01/01/10]

invite as a noun [07/28/09]

irregardless [08/31/09]

judgement vs. judgment [07/14/08]

kind of, sort of [01/08/08]

literally [02/09/11]

loan as a verb [04/08/08]

may vs. might [08/10/09]

momentarily [01/11/10]

moot [04/12/12]

more than vs. over [05/21/08]

most important vs. most importantly [03/09/10]

Ms. [07/26/10]

nauseous [11/20/08]

New Year’s Day [12/31/09]

New words in a dictionary as a death-knell for English [08/29/13]

no end vs. to no end [02/04/09]

No way [08/24/08]

None is vs. none are [01/08/09]

off of [07/31/12]

one of the only (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

oral and verbal [01/10/12]

the Oxford comma [09/23/08]

possessives with gerunds [02/19/08]

prepositions are fine at the ends of sentences [09/02/10]

reading levels shouldn’t be part of political analysis [07/02/10]

reason why vs. reason that [11/17/11]

the reason is because [06/28/12]

restauranteur vs. restaurateur [08/30/07]

shined vs. shone [10/18/10]

since (used for because) [05/03/12]

singular they [09/10/09]

singular they from “Community” [03/28/12]

slow as an adverb [08/16/09]

split infinitives [12/20/09]

stanch vs. staunch [04/16/09]

the subjunctive and its supposed death [04/03/13]

10 items or less [09/30/08]

than I vs. than me [06/13/12]

that vs. who in relative clauses with people (Part 1, Part 2)

’til vs. till vs. til vs. until [11/23/07]

X times bigger [11/10/08]

X times lower [12/21/08]

toward vs. towards [08/29/11]

try and vs. try to [04/21/08]

under the circumstances [03/31/10]

modifying unique [09/04/07]

Where are you at? [08/06/08]

who vs. whom [09/10/12]

Xmas [12/24/09]

Zero-Tolerance grammar [07/26/12]

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