This post is about common mistakes making sentences in English. Many people do mistakes while speaking or writing sentences in English. These small mistakes make a big difference. So read this post carefully and avoid common mistakes making sentences in English.
Incorrect : I want to go to home now.
Correct: I want to go home now.
We use ‘house’ as a physical place and ‘home’ as an abstract idea.
Home is considered as an adverb. Therefore we don’t use ‘to’ before home.
Correct: We are going shopping.
We do not use for before shopping.
Correct: He is good at Maths.
We don’t use in after good before nouns.
Correct: Enjoy yourself.
Reflexive noun should be used after enjoy.
Correct: What was the effect of this medicine?
Affect is a verb.
Effect is a noun.
C: Raj and Priya love each other.
If we are talking about two persons we use each other. If there are more than two persons, we use one another.
Correct: Shiv is senior to Aryan.
We use to in place of than with senior or junior in comparitive degree.
Correct: Rajesh is braver than Suresh.
We use ‘er’ with an adjective having single syllable in comparitive degree. So it will be ‘braver’ not more brave as brave has only one syllable.
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Correct: My friend as well as I is going there.
When we join two subjects with as well as , we use verb according to the first subject. Here first subject is my friend so the verb will be followed according to my friend not ‘I’ which is second subject.
Icorrect: My birthday is on June 3rd.
Correct : My birthday is on 3rd June or June 3.
The correct format to write the date is June 3 or 3rd June.
•Incorrect : I cannot cope up with this pressure.
Correct: I cannot cope with this pressure.
• The meaning of the verb cope is to manage. ‘Cope’ is followed by the preposition ‘with’, and never followed by ‘up’. Even professionals commit this error.
Incorrect: I prefer coffee than tea.
Correct: I prefer coffee to tea.
‘Prefer’ is always followed by the preposition ‘to’.
• Incorrect: Does he has a car?
• Correct: Does he have a car?
Helping verb does is used at the beginning and the main verb have denotes possession or ownership.
• When John finally met his friend, he was so happy. (Friend or John?)
Correct: Jonathan was so happy when he finally met his friend.
Incorrect: It was a breathe of fresh air to meet someone so genuine.
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These were few examples for common mistakes making sentences in English.
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