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Common Errors with Verbs Part III

December 23rd, 2009 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: He denied to go.
Correct: He refused to go.

Explanation

‘To deny’ is to say that something is not true. ‘To refuse’ is to show unwillingness.

Common Errors with Verbs – Part II

December 3rd, 2009 in Common Mistakes, English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

Incorrect: He said to me to go.
Correct: He told me to go.
Incorrect: She said to me that she would be late.
Correct: She told me that she would be late.

Common Errors with Verbs – Part I

December 2nd, 2009 in Common Mistakes, English Grammar, English Learning

Incorrect: He asked had we taken our food.
Correct: He asked if we had taken our food. OR He asked whether we had taken our food.
Incorrect: I am not sure will I have time.
Correct: I am not sure if I will have time.
Incorrect: I asked whether had she any letters for me.
Correct: I asked whether she had any letters for me.

Common Errors with Adjectives – Part III

December 2nd, 2009 in Common Mistakes, English Grammar, English Learning

Incorrect: We live in city.
Correct: We live in a city.

Explanation

Common Errors with Adjectives – Part II

December 2nd, 2009 in Common Mistakes, English Grammar, English Learning

Incorrect: In our school the number of students is less.
Correct: In our school the number of students is small.

Explanation

Common Errors with Adjectives

December 2nd, 2009 in Common Mistakes, English Grammar, English Learning

Incorrect: Every one knows this.
Correct: Everyone knows this.

Explanation

Everyone should be written as one word.

Common Errors with Pronouns – Part II

November 30th, 2009 in Common Mistakes, English Grammar, English Learning

Incorrect: The boy who works hard he will win.
Correct: The boy who works hard will win.

Explanation