A list of common grammar mistakes.
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Wrong: "When the bell rang, he went to the door, a small man, slim and hunched."
Why: The door is a small man?
Correct: "When the bell rang, the small man, slim and hunched, went to the door."
Wrong: "Why do you exercise everyday before breakfast?"
Why: Everyday is an adjective. A correct example is "that's my everday breakfast routine." Both everyday and breakfast modifies the noun routine, so they are both adjectives.
Correct: "Why do you exercise every day before breakfast?"
Why: "Every" here is the adjective, day is the noun it modifies. Note that "exercise" is a verb here, not a noun.
Wrong: "Well, it's just my every day routine."
Why: In this case, "every" and "day" are not both adjectives modifying routine.
Correct: "Well, it's just my everyday routine."
Why: Everyday is the adjective of routine.
Wrong: "Your my best friend," he said.
Why: Your is the possesive form, that's like saying best friend is a doll and whoever you're talking to owns it.
Correct; "You're my best friend," he said.