Listed below are the most common mistakes made by English Learners…
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Common Mistakes in the Use of Uncountable Nouns
Incorrect: I told these news to my father.
Correct: I told this news to my father.
Incorrect: The teacher gave us many advices.
Correct: The teacher gave us some advice.
Incorrect: The program aimed at improving the safety of aircraft operations during a severe winter weather.
Correct: The program aimed at improving the safety of aircraft operations during severe winter weather.
Common Spelling Mistakes in English
Common Phrases That You’re Saying Wrong
Incorrect: No pain, no game
Correct: No pain, no gain
Incorrect: Two peas in a pot
Correct: Two peas in a pod
Incorrect: Scotch free and Scott free
Correct: Scot free
Incorrect: I made a complete 360 degree change in my life.
Correct: I made a complete 180 degree change in my life.
Incorrect: Warshing machine
Correct: Washing machine
Incorrect: Suppository of information
Correct: Repository of information
Incorrect: Fall by the waste side
Correct: Fall by the wayside
Incorrect: Circumvent the globe
Correct: Circumnavigate the globe
Incorrect: Escape goat
Incorrect: Could of, should of
Correct: Could have, should have
Incorrect: By purpose, on accident
Correct: On purpose, by accident
Incorrect: Each one worse than the next.
Correct: Each one worse than the last.
Incorrect: Statue of limitations
Correct: Statute of limitations
Common Errors in Sentence Construction
Incorrect: My brother’s all the books have been stolen.
Correct: All my brother’s books have been stolen.
Correct: All the books of my brother have been stolen.
Incorrect: One of his family members is dead.
Correct: A member of his family is dead.
Correct: One of the members of his family is dead.
Incorrect: For what you are here?
Correct: What are you here for?
Incorrect: My favorite movie is It’s A Wonderful Life it is a very heartwarming Christmas story.
Correct: My favorite movie is It’s A Wonderful Life. It is a very heartwarming Christmas story.
Incorrect: Luke offered an explanation of why Rosemary was late for class.
Correct: Luke explained why Rosemary was late for class.
Incorrect: It is nearly half past five we cannot reach town before dark.
Correct: It is nearly half past five; we cannot reach town before dark.
Correct: It is nearly half-past five, so we cannot reach town before dark.
Incorrect: A book with a morally ambiguous main character.
Correct: This book features a morally ambiguous main character.
Common Mistakes in the Use of Adverbs
Incorrect: He plays tennis good.
Correct: He plays tennis well.
Incorrect: I am much tired.
Correct: I am very tired.
Incorrect: She is so poor to pay the dues.
Correct: She is too poor to pay the dues.
Incorrect: She is very much beautiful.
Correct: She is very beautiful.
Incorrect: Sue is working hardly for the test.
Correct: Sue is working hard for the test.
Incorrect: Daniel is yet at home.
Correct: Daniel is still at home.
Incorrect: She carefully drove.
Correct: She drove carefully.
Incorrect: She angrily spoke.
Correct: She spoke angrily.
Incorrect: It was bitter cold.
Correct: It was bitterly cold.
Incorrect: I am much happy to see you.
Correct: I am very happy to see you.