For December's round of the Blog Chain, Demitria asked us the following question:
What are your writing/grammar/spelling pet peeves? What are some
writing/grammar/spelling mistakes that you have a mental block about or
can't seem to shake?
Given that I used to be a copyeditor for a small town newspaper, I can be obsessive about spelling and grammar. If I have a pet peeve, it would be using a homonym of the word that the writer really wants. One common error I see online frequently is using "phase" for "faze." I remember one book in which the heroine used a "bo" instead of a "bow." Mistakes like that illustrate why it's important to have a person copyedit a story instead of relying on spellcheck.
As for my own mistakes, I would say my biggest problem would be spelling mistakes as I type, but I can't think of specific examples right now.
What are your pet peeves when it comes to grammar or spelling? Please list them below, or feel free to write your own blog post about them and link to it in the comments.