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In the era of texting, instant messaging and grumpy cat memes, proper grammar and spelling seem to have taken a backseat to the need to communicate with finger-busting speed.
But while ignoring spelling and grammar rules when texting your friends may be OK (honestly, though: it isn’t), once those pesky errors find their way into emails, articles and cover letters, they may cost you a good grade in school, not to mention a job.
We hope the 11 infographics below, all of which focus on either grammar or spelling rules or common mistakes, will be both useful and a fun way to brush up on those skills.
Let’s get started with some Basic Grammar Rules
15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly
The Most Annoying Writing Mistakes
10 Hyphenation Tips
Quotation Marks and Punctuation
Common Rules for Capital Letter Usage
12 Most Misunderstood Words in English
Words You Might Misuse
Verbs and Their Prepositions
14 Mistakes With Prepositions
Finally, one for fun: Eight Totally Necessary New Punctuation Marks
Aleks Todorova is the editorial director at Visual.ly. She’s a stickler for proper grammar and spelling, but wishes the Morgan Freemark were real.