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WRITING TIPS Common Mix Ups: two, to, too I went to the book store and bought two books that cost too much money. their, there, they’re They’re at the library. They we there to return their books. since, sense, cents It makes no sense that since last year, the price of stamps has gone up fifteen cents . its, it’s It’s time to give the dog its food. whether, weather We never know whether the weather will be convenient. subject/verb agreement: The company, like many located in Florida, hires many people. Correct The company, like many located in Florida, hire many people. Incorrect The ranger or the camper sees the bear. Correct The ranger or the camper see the bear. Incorrect Use of apostrophes: These are correct: The parents’ car. (The car belongs to both parents) The Jones’ car. (The care belongs to the Jones family) Gerald’s cars. (Both cars belong to Gerald) These are incorrect: That red car over there, don’t hit it’s bumper. (its and it’s are an exception in which it’s always represents the contraction “it is”. Use “its” for the
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