Seven of your biggest grammar bugbears sorted

Published Jun 01, 2017 | Written by Jeremy Knight

Grammar, it seems, has got fashionable, again. And everyone is a (want to be) expert! It is rare I can go a day on my social channels without seeing someone either complaining about grammar or jibing their connections for their grammatical faux pas. 

'Word of Mouth' have put together a collection of top grammatical gripes, along with sound bites describing what can be done to avoid them. it makes very entertaining and educational listening. 

Some are common and frequently debated, such as the use of whilst v while and who v whom. But there are a couple I had not thought about before, such as the pronunciation of 'the' depending on whether the word after 'the' starts with a vowel or a consonant.

The whole piece is part of Radio 4's in four (minutes) series. I would recommend sparing the time.


We all have our moments. Should it be while or whilst? Sometimes sentences get a bit tangled up and, you know, a few errors slip in. So, what can be done to help us in times of grammatical need? Word of Mouth have been looking into the top gripes we have every day about language, and how we can correct our mistakes.

Published by Jeremy Knight June 1, 2017
Jeremy Knight