Archive for the ‘Common Mistakes’ Category

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.

Some commonly misspelled phrases

December 30th, 2013 in Common Mistakes

When you replace a vital word in a standard phrase with another word or expression that has very similar pronunciation, what you get is an altogether new phrase that is either unintelligible or has an altogether different meaning. There are several such phrases in English.

Commonly confused prepositions

December 9th, 2013 in Common Mistakes

Among / between

The words among and between are often confused. They have very similar meanings, but they are not usually interchangeable.

Between is used to show position between two or more well-defined objects.