Common Errors in the Construction of Sentences

Students commonly make many kinds of sentence structure errors, such as fragments, run-ons, and comma splices ...


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Students commonly make many kinds of sentence structure errors, such as fragments, run-ons, and comma splices.

Common Grammar Mistakes in English – Video

1. Incorrect: My brother’s all the books have been stolen.

Correct: All my brother’s books have been stolen.

Correct: All the books of my brother have been stolen.

2. Incorrect: One of his family members is dead.

Correct: A member of his family is dead.

Correct: One of the members of his family is dead.

3. Incorrect: For what you are here?

Correct: What are you here for?

4.  Incorrect: Tell me why did you go there?

Correct: Tell me why you went there?

5. Incorrect: I, you and he will go together.

Correct: You, he and I will go together.

6. Incorrect: Exercise is good both for work as well as health.

Correct: Exercise is good for work as well as health.

7. Incorrect: After walking over two miles. John remembered his wallet.

Correct: After walking over two miles, John remembered his wallet.

Correct: John remembered his wallet after walking over two miles.

8. Incorrect: The dog growled at the vacuum cleaner. When it was switched on.

Correct: When the vacuum cleaner was switched on, the dog growled.

Correct: The dog growled at the vacuum cleaner when it was switched on.

9. Incorrect: My favorite movie is It’s A Wonderful Life it is a very heartwarming Christmas story.

Correct: My favorite movie is It’s A Wonderful LifeIt is a very heartwarming Christmas story.

10. Incorrect: Luke offered an explanation of why Rosemary was late for class.

Correct: Luke explained why Rosemary was late for class.

11. Incorrect: It is nearly half past five we cannot reach town before dark.

Correct: It is nearly half past fivewe cannot reach town before dark.

Correct: It is nearly half past five, so we cannot reach town before dark.

12. Incorrect: A book with a morally ambiguous main character.

Correct: This book features a morally ambiguous main character.

13. Incorrect: Because cows smell; they offend me.

Correct: Because cows smell, they offend me.

14. Incorrect: The author not only wants fame but also money.

Correct: The author not only wants fame but also wants money.

Correct:The author wants not only fame but also money.

15. Incorrect: With the intended effect of the law being deterring drunk driving in the city.

Correct: The law’s intended effect is deterring drunk driving in the city.

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