Common Mistakes in the English Language to Avoid

The English language can be challenging to learn, especially for non-native speakers. There are many common mistakes that English learners tend to make, and it’s important to be aware of them in order to improve your language skills. These mistakes can include errors in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and idiomatic expressions. Below are some common grammatical errors English language learners all need to stop making.

Common Mistakes in the English

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: 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.

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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C Jarrett (English tutor )
C Jarrett (English tutor )
5 years ago

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