Archive for the ‘Common Mistakes’ Category

Common mistakes with pronouns

May 28th, 2016 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: Both did not come.
Correct: Neither came.

Incorrect: Both of them did not pass the test.
Correct: Neither of them passed the test.

In negative clauses, we use ‘neither’ not both.

Common errors in the use of verbs

June 30th, 2015 in Common Mistakes

In this lesson we will take a closer look at some common mistakes in the use of verbs.

Incorrect: He is waiting for you from 10 o’clock.
Correct: He has been waiting for you since 10 o’clock.

Mistakes with conjunctions

May 3rd, 2014 in Common Mistakes

Correct the following sentences.

Each sentence given below contains a mistake. The mistake is in the use of the conjunction. Find the mistake and rewrite the sentence correctly.

Common mistakes of ESL students

April 16th, 2014 in Common Mistakes

In this lesson we will take a look at some common mistakes ESL students make when they speak or write English.

Incorrect: I give key to the watch every day.

Common mistakes in English

March 18th, 2014 in Common Mistakes

Some common errors in English are listed below.

Incorrect: Have you received any informations?

Correct: Have you received any information?

The word information is uncountable in English. It does not have a plural form.

8 phrases that you are using incorrectly

February 10th, 2014 in Common Mistakes

1. Good vs. well

These words are not interchangeable.

Incorrect: He did good.

Correct: He did well.

Incorrect: She sings good.

Correct: She sings well.

Some commonly confused verbs and prepositions

January 4th, 2014 in Common Mistakes

Prepositions cause a great deal of confusion for ESL students.

In this lesson we will explain the correct usage of some common prepositions.

EXCEPT AND ACCEPT 

The words except and accept are often confused.