ENGLISH LANGUAGE THINGS I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND

english is the only language I speak and yet
  1. affect vs. effect
  2. why the punctuation goes inside the parenthesis and quotations
  3. why MLA is the format we teach in middle and high school since most fields use chicago or APA
  4. If I were / If I was
    Suggested by   @lizabeth
  5. why read/read and lead/lead don't rhyme
    i can't
    Suggested by   @feminist
  6. Lay/lie always trips me up.
    Suggested by   @ohwowawesome