- "your" for "you're"
- "insite" for "insight"
- "verses" for "versus"
Semester after semester I try to teach my comp students that yes, there is a difference between "your" and "you're," or "there"-"their"-"they're," that getting them wrong makes you look unprofessional and sloppy, that you need to follow conventional spelling, and that proofreading is important. Is it any wonder that my weak little message doesn't sink in, when this is what their college models as acceptable communication?
Sigh. It's 8:23 in the morning, and I'm just about done.