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Fifty Shades of Grey and Grammar: Mistakes in the Book

March 21, 2015

I am a late bloomer, indeed. While most of my friends were excited and celebrating the success of Fifty Shades of Grey – I was still falling for the magic and brilliance of Harry Potter.

I was able to see the movie a few weeks ago. I find it tastefully done and prepossessing. Although there are a few scenes where you can sense the awkwardness from the actors,; I am not quite sure if these acts are part of the script or book.

I have not read the book, but I heard that the most overused words or phrase is “oh my”.

Interestingly, 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.  Truly, love doesn’t know one language (or grammar rules!)

Check out this infographic I have lifted from

Grammarly: Fifty Shades of Grammar

The same mistakes were also committed in the best romance classics like Tender is the Night to Wuthering Heights to Pride and Prejudice (and maybe, in this blog too)!

It just goes to show that the language of love has a language of its own and oftentimes,  it is better not be spoken. 

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