Archive for the ‘Common Mistakes’ Category

Common Errors with Pronouns – Part I

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

Incorrect: Each of these girls sing well.
Correct: Each of these girls sings well.
Incorrect: None of my student attended the class today.
Correct: None of my students attended the class today.
Incorrect: One of my servant has gone on leave.
Correct: One of my servants has gone on leave.
Incorrect: Some of my servants has gone on leave.
Correct: Some of my servants have gone on leave.

Correct Use of the Present Perfect Continuous Tense

November 23rd, 2009 in Common Mistakes, English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

The present perfect continuous tense is used to talk about an action that started in the past, has continued up to the present and is still continuing.
Structure: Subject + has/have + been + -ing form of the verb + object/complement/adverbials etc.

Common Errors with Prepositions

November 18th, 2009 in Common Mistakes, English Grammar, Vocabulary, Words

Incorrect: He is ill since last week.
Correct: He has been ill since last week.
Incorrect: He has been working since two hours.
Correct: He has been working for two hours.
Incorrect: I have not played cricket since a long time.
Correct: I have not played cricket for a long time.

Common Errors in the Use of Verbs – Part II

October 29th, 2009 in Common Mistakes, ESL

Incorrect: He has stole my pen.
Correct: He has stolen my pen.
Incorrect: John has often beat me at tennis.
Correct: John has often beaten me at tennis.

Common Errors in the Use of Verbs – Part I

October 29th, 2009 in Common Mistakes, ESL

Incorrect: He told her that he will come.
Correct: He told her that he would come.