Everyone makes writing mistakes once in a while. The English language is full of potential traps such as words that sound alike but mean different things, or similarly spelled words where a single letter can change the meaning. (Hello, Affect vs. Effect.)

The trouble is, errors in your writing can hurt your job prospects. Of course this matters most in your resume, but employers will also be scrutinizing your emails to them, blog posts and social media profiles to see how well you communicate and pay attention to detail.

With that in mind, check out this handy infographic from the folks at Shortstack that effectively summarizes most of the main pitfalls that trip most people up. (Wait, i.e. vs. e.g. … What!)

Look smarter by not making these common grammar mistakes

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