I would like to cover something today that has become a serious source of irritation over the past 23 years of marriage.
It's not: I seen it.
It's: I saw it. Or, I have seen it (as in: "I have seen that in the past.")
"Seen" needs a helping verb. It cannot hang out on its own. Helping verbs that you can use with "seen" include: have, had, and has. Don't make me hunt you down with my Red Pen of Right.
Use "saw" if it is something that has only happened once (or a few times, at most). "Seen" is more of a "I can't remember when, but I have seen something similar" usage.
Are we good? Have you seen the light? (Yes. I do crack myself up sometimes.)
Let's cover something that I see written incorrectly almost once a day.
Two words, kids! Just remember: it takes A LOT of words to write "a lot."
Sometimes, people will actually try to correct it with auto correct (thank you for trying!) but they will unintentionally choose another incorrect word: allot. Allot means to mete out an item, as in:
The sweatshirts were allotted to members of the team who had achieved an 85% completion average.
There you go. Your very first grammar lesson. If this is old news for you, yay! If this is new news, I expect I shall never see "alot" out of you ever again.
Go forth and spread the new words!
My little idea for conquering grammatically incorrect signs--blue painter's tape. I can do a little "drive by editing" late at night.... I already have one sign in mind that is on the main drag of our little town....