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Correct Use of Nouns and Pronouns

February 6th, 2010 in Common Mistakes

Countable and uncountable nouns

Words like flower, book, tree, chair and pen are countable nouns because they refer to objects that can be counted. Countable nouns can have plural forms. They can also be used with numbers and the articles a/an.

Adverbs – Common Mistakes

January 30th, 2010 in Common Mistakes

Correct the following sentences and state your reason for doing so.

Correct Use of Some Adverbs

January 30th, 2010 in Common Mistakes

Avoid the use of double negatives

Two negatives should not be used in the same sentence because they destroy each other.

We should say:

Common Errors in the Use of Prepositions

January 14th, 2010 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: He loves with me.
Correct: He loves me.

Incorrect: We discussed about the matter.
Correct: We discussed the matter.

Incorrect: We reached at the airport at 9 pm.

Commonly Confused Words Part II

January 12th, 2010 in Common Mistakes, Words

Amount and number

Use amount with uncountable nouns like rice, water, wheat etc. Use number with countable nouns.

He bought a large amount of rice. (Rice is uncountable.)

Common Errors with Verbs and Adverbs Part V

December 23rd, 2009 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: Just I had finished the lesson.
Correct: I had just finished the lesson.

Explanation

The adverb just goes between the auxiliary verb and the main verb. When there are two auxiliary verbs, just goes after the first.

Common Errors with Verbs and Adverbs Part IV

December 23rd, 2009 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: He wondered how was it made.
Correct: He wondered how it was made.

Explanation