Although it topped bestseller lists around the world, E. L. James’ erotic romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, was widely panned by critics for its poor use of language.
The Grammarly team reviewed the book for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, and learned that — although there were some mistakes — the errors were in alignment with similar gaffes in celebrated romances.
Check out some of the most frequent grammar mistakes from Fifty Shades of Grey, as well as some quotes from classic romances that also make these mistakes. The language of love really is a language of its own!

An infographic, Fifty Shades of Grammer from

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  1. M2wa2 says:

    Reblogged this on M2wa2..

  2. I actually disagree with at least the first 3 of the “grammarly caught mistakes”…

    Anyone notice Grammarly’s mistake in teh first one? “… when a semicolon would more appropriate.” ? Where’s the “be”? Out pollinating flowers?

    In the 2nd one, the comma they added isn’t necessary – it actually takes away from the sentence…

    I really distrust Grammarly, have used it 4 times and each time they slaughtered my writing and made it worse… And, I’m still trying to figure out how they showed up on my paid-for version of Microsoft word… well after it was installed!

    But – good post, love the style and layout!

  3. Sandee says:

    Seeing these errors — I don’t feel so bad about some of the errors I find in my own writing — hahaha! This was fun!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    watch your Ps and Qs xxx

  5. What a great post and interesting, too! I feel like a grammar police sometimes and certain common mistakes drive me crazy. At least I’m not the only one that makes them! Happy Valentine’s Day, Vikram!

  6. Very very interesting! Thanks for sharin’!

  7. I wouldn’t consider all of these examples as “mistakes”. There really is no such thing as writing “correctly”. That being said, there are simple grammar rules that following only make reading the work easier, but a lot of the time variations on the use of grammar are actually a stylistic choice that was purposely made. For example: do yourself a favor and read some of Cormac McCarthy’s masterful approach to prose. Notice he does not use quotations to signify dialogue and often omits commas and semicolons for the sake of rhythm and flow.

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