Taylor Swift corrects Princeton after their SAT grammar correction: 'You had one job'

The singer/songwriter was misquoted by The Princeton Review

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Never, ever try to correct Taylor Swift's use of the English language.

The Princeton Review used one of the singer's lyrics as an example of poor grammar in pop music in a revision paper for SAT students, but it ended up misquoting her altogether.

Referencing Swift's song Fifteen, the paper reads: "Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe them". The correct lyric, however, is: "Somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them".


One of Swift's fans spotted the mistake and posted it on Tumblr, only for Swift to see the post and say: "Not the right lyrics at all pssshhhh. You had one job, test people. One job."

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The fan tagged the post under: "Accuse me of anything but do not attack my grammar".

Swift has stood up for her lyrics in the past, dismissing anyone who criticised singing about her ex-boyfriends as "sexist" - and now she's defending her (correct) use of the verb "are". However, many pedants will refuse to overlook the use of "gonna".