Just so you know, this post is sponsored by Grammarly. To continue with the theme from last week, we're talking about five grammatical thingies you're messing up in your manuscript. Because it's Friday and you're going to learn, that's why! Without further ado...
Example (wrong): It hurt pretty bad.
Example (right): It hurt badly.
2) Bring vs. Take - Okay, I'll admit it. I'm clueless when it comes to these two. Let's learn something, eh?
Example (right): I'm going to take a pie to my grandma.
Example (wrong): I'm going to bring pie to Grandma.
Example (right): We're going to bring Anne with us.
Example (slightly less right, but not quite wrong): We're going to bring whiskey to go with Grandma's pie.
3) 'Til or Till - Admit it, this one mess you up. Because the word is until, so it should be 'til if you want to shorten it. Or not. In fact, these are two different words with similar meanings. So unless you mean till, go for it, but if you want to shorten the word until, then throw an apostrophe in front of that thing.
Till: attributed to be used before until, circa the 1300's.
4) Feel vs. Believe - When you feel something, it's usually physical. When you believe something, it's a condition of your mind.
Example: I believe this chocolate cake is better than riding in a Ferrari with Fabio.
Example: I feel sick after eating that chocolate cake and riding in the Ferrari with Fabio.
5) Historic vs. Historical - I didn't write me no historic novel. Although it would be nice if they were found historic. The most historic historical romance novelist of her time. Wouldn't that be sweet? What's the diff?
Historic - an important event
Historical - something that happened in the past.
*Ahem* I thought you might also like to know that when I checked this post with Grammarly, there were a few issues. Oops.
There you go, you made it, you learned, now go apply your knowledge, kids. Go, be, do. (And use Grammarly's site so you don't end up with a 50% out of 100%.)