The Top 10 E-Mail Errors

Here's another reason the e-mails you send to coworkers, family members and, perhaps, a potential employer may be misinterpreted: Those nasty spelling and grammatical errors that seem to crop up, especially when you're in a hurry.

Granted, that happens when we mix written communication (e-mail) with the verbal. And, it can be as easy as an irregardless that crops up in ordinary conversation and gets quickly forgotten, yet sticks out like a sore thumb when you're reading it in an e-mail.

Five of the biggest mistakes for which you'll want to be on the lookout:

  1. Effect instead of affect.
  2. Loose instead of lose.
  3. It's instead of its.
  4. You're instead of your.
  5. Then instead of than.

ZDNet UK June 6, 2006

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