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.

Changing an Imperative Sentence into the Passive

December 2nd, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Sentences which express request, order, advice, suggestion, prohibition etc., are called imperative sentences.

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

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.