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38 Common Spelling and Grammar Errors to Avoid

 

John Green is no stranger to proper use of language and grammar. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars. The Fault in Our Stars debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012, and the film adaptation of the book also opened at #1 at the box office in 2014, making over $100,000,000 in less than three weeks. And yet authoring award-winning young adult fiction books is just one of Green’s many talents.

Green is also an extremely popular video blogger (vlogger). The YouTube channel, Vlogbrothers, that he created with his brother Hank has over two million subscribers and covers topics ranging from 'How to Make Cinnamon Toast' to 'Understanding Boko Haram' and 'Will Life Get Better for the Poor?' It comes as no surprise that Green was included in the 2014 Time magazine's  list of 100 most influential people in the world.

Green hosts another popular YouTube channel called the Mental Floss. In this episode of Mental Floss, he guides viewers through some of the most common spelling and grammar errors, including ‘Who vs. Whom’, ‘Lose vs. Loose’ and ‘Elicit vs. Illicit’.

 

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