Common Error Types For English Language Learners…
Subject-Verb Agreement Errors
Occur when the subject does not agree with the verb in person or number
Incorrect: Even though this is my first day on the job, I have already found out that there was some difficult people here.
Correct: Even though this is my first day on the job, I have already found out that there were some difficult people here.
Verb Tense Errors
Occur when an incorrect time marker is used.
Incorrect: I was working on my paper since 6:00 am.
Correct: I have been working on my paper since 6:00 am.
Verb Form Errors
Occur when a verb is incorrectly formed
Incorrect: I was cook dinner last night when you called.
Correct: I was cooking dinner last night when you called.
Singular/Plural Noun Ending Errors
Often occur when there is confusion about which nouns are countable and which aren’t
Incorrect: I have turned in all my homeworks this week.
Correct: I have turned in all my homework this week.
Occur when students leave out articles (the,a, an) in their writing or put in inappropriate articles
Incorrect: I live in the Mumbai.
Correct: I live in Mumbai.