Incorrect use of lie and lay.
- Lie, lay, lain, lying - "a position of a body or object"
- Lay, laid, lain - "to put"
Misuse of the "self" pronouns, used only to intensify or reflect
- Don't say "I am fine, John, and yourself?"
Using "like" as a verb.
- As in: "I am, like, so cool."
A CALL TO ARMS FOR ELOQUENT ENGLISH
"The verb is the most important part of speech. God identified himself as a verb. The two things that God does on a regular basis for everyone: He loves and he creates. And that is what I try to do in my class and have my students do."