Hielke Vriesendorp is a research master student of Linguistics at Leiden, who is trying to collect data for his paper for Ingrid Tieken’s MA course Testing Prescriptivism. To this end, he compiled a brief survey asking about people’s Top 5s of most important grammatical errors. Please help him get data for his paper by filling in this poll!
Some further explanation perhaps? In The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, David Crystal discusses a “Grammatical Top Ten” which includes shibboleths like the split infinitive, preposition stranding and the double negative. Hielke suspects that nobody is worried about the split infinitive as a usage problem anymore (though perhaps they are!), and would like to know what other usage problems people encounter in their day-to-day communications.