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The Twilight Grammatical Error

by Ann-Katrina

(“Grammatical errors in Twilight?” is searched for so often that I felt it deserved its own post.)

Twilight book cover First, there are many grammatical errors in Twilight, however, in my opinion, the worst is the one that happens on page nine since it’s glaring* and should have been caught within the first or second round of edits.

“The room was familiar; it had been belonged to me since I was born.” –Twilight pg. 9 (technically 7 if we go by the start of the chapter)

Various sources tell me that this has been fixed in later reprints, so I’m hoping that means my edition is a collector’s item and one day I’ll be able to sell it on eBay for a bazillion dollars. Anyone care to make me an offer? :)

*Did you see what I did there? (I understand that only those who’ve read the book will probably get it.)

Comments on The Twilight Grammatical Error

  1. # Margaret wrote on December 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm:

    I’m not surprised that that series had a million grammatical errors. There is a man named Alex Day on youtube that reads the first book out loud and makes comments on her poor writing as well as the grammar. I might have an early edition too.

    It makes me wonder, how did they NOT catch the mistake??

  2. # Ann-Kat wrote on December 28, 2010 at 10:03 am:

    Frankly, I think they were just rushing to get it to print or something. Or maybe they didn’t expect it to blow up as much as it did and just gave it a cursory glance over rather than shell out the extra dough for a proper edit. Who knows?

  3. # Ann-Kat wrote on December 28, 2010 at 10:04 am:

    Oh, and because you have an early edition, too, does that mean you’re not interested in bidding on mine? LOL

  4. # Ann-Kat wrote on December 28, 2010 at 10:32 am:

    BTW, Margaret, I had to come back and spam my own comments just to say…I’ve just watched the Alex Day YouTube videos and OMG I have a tear in my eye from laughing so hard. “Handsomer? Is that even a word?” Best. Videos. Ever.

    “Grammar, something you probably want to work on for the sequel.” ROFL

  5. # Pomping wrote on February 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm:

    and publishers weekly said she’s one of the most promising authors of 2005? kiss my ass on that one. twilight sucks, from beginning to end. grammar, plot and characters. everything sucks.

  6. # sintah wrote on January 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm:

    How did she ever get published? There are so many promising writers out there who cannot get a publisher :o

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