Common Mistakes in the English language to Avoid

Common Error Types For English Language Learners...


1. 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.

2. 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. 

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Word Form Errors

Occur when the wrong part of speech is chosen

Incorrect: I’m happy to live in a democracy country. 

Correct: I’m happy to live in a democratic country. 

6. Articles

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.

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  1. A democracy country is incorrect because democracy is a noun . It should be the adjective democratic to describe the noun country .

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