56 silly Grammar Mistakes you should not make in 2018

Mistake No. 1

Verb will be used in relation with the subejct

Your verb is only defined by the subject. If your subject is plural, then the verb will be plural and if the subject is singular, then it will be singular.

For example:-
The efforts of the rat to reach the butter jar was in vain (wrong)
Here, the subject is “efforts” which is plural, so you have to place the plural verb

The efforts of the rat to reach the butter jar were in vain (correct)



He along with friends were discharged from hospital (wrong)

Here, the subject is “HE” so, you have to use the verb in SINGULAR FORM


He along with friends was discharged from hospitla (correct)

Another example:-

The attempts of the elephant to cross the ditch was simply useless (wrong)

“Attempts” are plural, so “WERE” is used
The attempts of the elephant to cross the ditch were simply useless (correct)

Saddam along with Sadeeq is going for a dinner

“Saddam” is singular so “is” used

Sadeeq together with his friends is playing cricket.


Mistake No. 2



Give an exam (wrong)
Take an exam (correct)

If someone has appeared in the exam, then we can say

He/She has taken exam (correct)



Mistake No. 3



Correct use of They and Their

They are going to them house (wrong)
They are going to their house (correct)
I will be going to them house (wrong)
I will be going to their house (correct)



“THEIR” will always be used before a noun

In the above sentences : House is a noun, and “THEIR” is used before it

I have taken their book for a day

BOOK is  a noun and I have used “THEIR” before that.


THEIR computer

THEIR cupboard

THEIR bedsheet

THEIR account

THEIR auditorium




Mistake No. 4


Reply back / Revert back  (wrong)

Reply / Revert  (correct)

Since, “REVERT”  or “REPLY” itself means, the same thing, so we don’t have to use BACK

So, we can say

Kindly, revert at the earliet


Kindly reply, as soon as possible



Mistake No. 5



Everybody must listen to their inner voice (wrong)
Everybody must listen to HIS or HER inner voice (correct)


When the subject is EVERYBODY” we don’t use pronoun THEIR, we use HIS or HER

Another example

Everybody must do his or her work diligently


Mistake No. 6


Me and Saddam live here  (wrong)
Saddam and I live here (Correct)

Hint – If there are two people, always use yourself second and denote yourself with “I”

Another example:-

Sadeeq and I like mango
John and I sleep here



Mistake No. 7


It is more cold today (wrong)
It is colder today (correct

You should know positive, comparative and superlative degrees

For example,
Cold (positive) Colder (comparative) Coldest (superlative)

He is more short than me (wrong)
He is shorter than me (Correct)
Short (Positive) Shorter (comparative) Shortest (Superlative)


Mistake No. 8



How many pencils you have? (wrong)
How many pencils do you have (correct)

In order to know HOW I HAVE DONE

Simply break the sentence in the following way

First write a simple sentence

You have pencils

Do you have pencils

How many pencil do you have?

Another example:-

Where has he gone ? or Where he has gone ?
Correct one is
Where has he gone ?
Now, let’s break in the following ways:-

  • He has gone
  • Has he gone there
  • Where has he gone?





Mistake No. 9


Always use “IN” for months

In January/March/September/December

For example,
He will be here in May

I will go to Indonesia in December



Mistake No. 10


Always use “ON” before DAYS OF THE WEEK

For example,
On Sunday/Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday

I will catch him on Sunday


Grammatical Mistakes which many of you make, but don’t realize

Mistake No. 11

Gone or Went?

Most of you use “Went” in the following sentences:-
For example

She had ate the mango (wrong)


She has went there  (Wrong)

Correct sentences will be
She has eaten the mango (correct)

She has gone there (Correct)
Tip to remember:-

We use the third form of verb with HELPING VERN SUCH AS HAS/HAVE/HAD
If there is any verb used with them, then it has to be the third form of verb

In the above case

    1. “Ate” is the “2nd” form of verb. You need to use “3rd” form of verb which is “EATEN”
    2. “Went” is the 2nd form of verb. You need to use “3rd” form of verb which is “GONE”






Mistake No. 12



Many of you think that if in any sentence “HAS” “HAVE” or “HAD” is used then, it will be a “Present Perfect Tense.
It is not like that.
For example,
I have a ball (No perfect sentence, it is infact Present Indefinite Tense or Simple Present Tense )

Because, there is no MAIN VERB is used.  “HAVE” in the above sentence is just a helping verb

Other examples of Present Indefinite Tense or Simple Present Tense are as follows:-

He has a pen

You have a ball
They have bags

He has a pencil





Mistake No. 13



You need to add the FIRST FORM OF VERB in sentences where “DID” is used
For example
He didn’t went (wrong)
They didn’t listened me (wrong)

You didn’t wanted me to go there (wrong)

I didn’t liked the image (Wrong)
She didn’t watered the plants (Wrong)
Let’s take a look at the correct sentences now:-

He didn’t go (not went) (correct)

They didn’t listen (not listened ) me (correct)

You didn’t want me to go there (correct)
I didn’t liked the image (correct)

She didn’t water the plants (correct)




Never make nouns plural with EVERY

For example

Every students (wrong)
Every pencils (wrong)
Every medicines (wrong)

Correct are
Every student (correct)

Every pencil (correct)

Every medicine  (correct)






Where I can find the washroom? (Wrong)
Where can I find the washroom? (Correct)


After “WHERE” helping verb will be used in the aforesaid INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES


Where I can find your notes? (wrong)
Where can I find your notes? (correct)




Never Add “WHO’” with non-living things

For example

The book who you gave is quite informative (wrong)

The book which you gave is quite informative (corrrect)
Book is a non-living thing and we use WHICH instead of WHO


The pencil who you gave is lost (wrong)
The pencil which you gave is list (correct)





Few or Less?

Few is used with countable nouns

Less with uncountable nouns

For example:-

I met few people today (not less people)
He has given me less sugar where I can’t even prepare two cups of tea (Not few sugar)
He has given me few coins (not less)
We have less than an hour left  (not few)




Anyways (wrong)

Anyway (correct)




They need not to (wrong)

They don’t need to (correct)

Always, use helping verb after subject

Another example

He doesn’t need to eat heavy lunch at night

They don’t need to play games for an hour




Use Apostrophe in the right position

Saddams book (wrong)

Saddam’s book  (book belongs to Saddam)

Arpits pen (wrong)
Arpit’s pen (pen belongs to Arpit)




Many a times (wrong)
Many times (correct)
Many a time (correct)



Difference between
It’s and Its

Its- Used for denoting possession
It’s – Short version of It is

For example

Use of Its
The truck broke its window panes, due to strong winds
This house is slightly cost effective than its neighbors

The flag in my house is standing strongly in its poll, even after strong winds


Use of  It’s
It’s normal for people to move like this here

It’s going to be dark soon, so we should head back

It’s normal for people to sleep early here





Not knowing where to use I, ME or MY

He is taller than I (wrong)

He is taller than MY (wrong)

He is taller than ME (correct)

Let’s explain

“I” will never be used at the end of sentence

“I” is a subject

I am going

Now, if there are two subjects, “I” follows next

For example

Saddam and I are going to attent the event

Saddam and I are going out of station (correct)

Saddam and my are going out of station (wrong)

Saddam and me are going out of station (wrong)





He wakes or He wake?

Add (s) or (es) to verb with HE/SHE/IT

He wake early (wrong)

She go to school (wrong)

Correct sentences are :-

He wakes (not wake) early (correct)

She goes (not go) to school (correct)


Mistake No. 25


Using Since instead of FOR

For or Since?

Many people don;t know the proper use of FOR and SINCE

“SINCE” is used for specific time

Since 1997

Since morning

Since 2o’ clock

Since yesterday

Since afternoon

“FOR” is used, when the time is not clear

For many years (how many years?)

For a day  (Which day)

For the whole year (which year?)

For two hours (which two hours of the day?)



Mistake No. 26


Cope up (wrong)

Cope up with (wrong)

Cope with (correct)

He has to cope with challenges soon as I want to see him winner
One must cope with adversities in every phase of life



Mistake No. 27

Many of you make spelling mistakes

  •  Acheive (wrong)
  •  Achieve (correct)
  • Wrong: Changeble
  • Right: Changeable
  • Wrong: Embarass
  • Right: Embarrass
  • Wrong: Garantee
  • Right: Guarantee
  • Wrong: Independant
  • Right: Independent
  • Wrong: Carnell
  • Right: Colonel
  • Wrong: Millenium
  • Right: Millennium
  • Wrong: Mispell
  • Right: Misspell
  • Wrong: Definately
  • Right: Definitely
  • Wrong: Fluorosent
  • Right: Fluorescent
  • Wrong: Jist
  • Right: Gist
  • Wrong: Immediatly
  • Right: Immediately
  • Wrong: Prefered
  • Right: Preferred
  • Wrong: Publically
  • Right: Publicly
  • Wrong: Seperate
  • Right: Separate
  • Wrong: Succesful
  • Right: Successful



Mistake No. 28


Many of you use SECOND or THIRD FORM with DID

He didn’t slept (wrong)
He didn’t sleep (correct)


More example:-

I didn’t complete the work on time, and I apologise for it

He didn’t wash the clothes, even though I told him to




Mistake No. 29



You like to play football


Do you like to play football?



He watches the match becomes

Does he watch the match? (“es” will be replaced with “DO” in the interrogative sentence )

Do they play pool?



Mistake No. 30


Not using PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE for the actions which have started in the past and are still in the continuation phase

For example,

She has been working in the office since 2007  (if she is still working)

He has been working in the college for 2 years now (if he is still employed as a teacher)



Mistake No. 31

Frequent mistakes in English Grammar


My brother like to play cricket (wrong)

You need to know that WITH THE HELPING VERBS


So, here as the subject is (BROTHER) is singular, so the verb will also be singular





Mistake No. 32


Me or My

He is coming to meet my (wrong)

He is coming to meet me (correct

They are coming to me house (wrong)
They are coming to my house (correct)

MY is always used before a noun

My pen

My shirt

My shoes

My building

My mango

My table




Mistake No. 33


More taller (wrong)
Taller (correct

He is more taller than you (wrong)
He is taller than you (correct)

Mistake No. 34

On Sunday or In Sunday?

Always use ON with days of the week

For example

On Sunday

On Monday

On Tuesday
On Wednesday
On Thursday

On Friday

On Saturday


Mistake No. 35


I go or I goes?

Always use the plural form of verb with “I”  (without “s” or “es”)

I goes to school daily (Wrong)
I eats pomegranate (Wrong)

I likes this painting (wrong)

Correct sentences are as follows:-

I go to school daily (Correct)
I eat pomegranate (Correct)
I like this painting (Correct)



Mistake No. 36




When there is I, WE, YOU, THEY – We always use HAVE OR HAD

They has gone (wrong)
You has eaten the mango (wrong)

They have gone (correct)
You have eaten the mango (Correct)


Mistake No. 37


Older or Elder ?


Both the term means that you are younger to the other person. However, both of them are used in different ways. For example,

  • He is older to me (correct)
  • My brother is older to me (Wrong)

Now, I am explaining to you.

We use “elder” with those people who have blood relations with us. While for others we use “older”

I am going to give you another example in order to help you understand in a better way.

  • I am elder to my cousin brother. (correct)
  • My friend’s father is older to him. (correct)

Hope, you have got the difference between the two.



Mistake No. 38

12:AM  12:PM or 12 Noon 12 Midnight?


Another most common mistake which people mistake pertaining to 12o’ clock

If it’s day time, then we will be saying, It’s 12 noon and if its 12 at night, then it’s 12 midnight.

One simply cannot say 12 am or pm.

For example,

I will reach there by 12 noon. (correct)

I will return home by 12 midnight. (correct)




Mistake No. 39


One of the other mistakes which we make at the time of examinations

We usually say,

I have given the examination (wrong)

We should say

I have taken the exam (right)

Even though, it’s literal meaning is totally opposite to what we want to say. Isn’t it?






Mistake No. 40

More thinner (wrong)
Thinner (correct)

I am more thinner than him (wrong)
I am thinner than him (correct)

Mistake No. 41


In the month of March or On the month of March?

In the month of March (correct

Always use IN with months

For example

In Jan

In Feb
In Mar

In Apr

In May

In June

In July

In Aug

In Sep

In Oct

In Nov

In Dec



Mistake No. 42

Our or Us

They are coming to us house (wrong)
They are coming to our house (correct)

OUR will always be used before a noun

For example

Our house

Our country

Our flag

Our chair

Our desk

US will be used in the following sentences

He is coming to meet us

They have invited us to meet them









Mistake No. 43


Play or Plays  FOR I, WE YOU THEY??

They plays the game of cricket very well (wrong)

With the subjects such as I, WE YOU, THEY  the main verb will be plural that is (WITHOUT “S” OR “ES”
They play the game of cricket very well (correct

Similarly, for promouns such as






Mistake No. 44


Not knowing where to use “HE”, “HIS” AND “HIM”

For example

He is going to him house (wrong)

He is going to he house (wrong)

He is going to his house (correct)

“HIS” is always used before a NOUN

For example









Mistake No. 45


Always use the singular form of the verb with “EACH” & “EVERY”


Many of you don’t realise that with “Each” and “Every”, we use the singular form of verb

For example


Each of these boys write well  (Wrong)

Each of these boys writes well (correct)

Another example

Each of you go to school daily (Wrong)
Each of you goes to school daily (correct)
There is “s” with write

Everyone of you paint well (Wrong)

Everyone of you paints well (Correct)
Another example
Everyone of you drive well (Wrong)
Everyone of you drives well (Correct)

Mistake No. 46


Neither or Both?

Use “Neither” instead of “Both” in the following negative sentences.

For example,
Both of you didn’t come (wrong)

Neither of you came  (Correct)
Both of them aren’t sincere towards their studies (wrong)

Neither of them are sincere towards their studies (Correct)


Both of us aren’t going to attend theparty (wrong)
Neither of us are attending the party (correct)




Mistake No. 47



Always use the THIRD FORM OF VERB if it is followed by “THE” (The + verb )

For example,

I can surely say that this is the good building in town (wrong)

Because, good is the first of verb

I can surely say that this is the best building in town (correct)


It is the better painting, I have ever seen (Wrong)
“Better” is the second form

It is the best painting, I have ever seen (Correct)


Mistake No. 48


Never use helping verbs “twice” such as in the following sentences:-

When I will come, I will call you (wrong)

“WILL” shouldn’t be used two times in one sentence

When I come, I will calll you (correct)

The moment, he will arrive, he will text me (wrong)
The moment he arrives, he will text me (correct)



Mistake No. 49


Listen me or “Listen to” me?

He doesn’t listen me (wrong)
He doesn’t “listen to” me (correct)

Always use “LISTEN TO”



He is not listening to me
They are not listening to them

She is not listening to her




Mistake No. 50


Use correct form of WORD in sentences


How enthusiasm and happiness can be used. Lets find out.

I am enthusiasm or I am happiness (wrong)

I am an enthusiastic person (used as adjective) (or if we want to use the word “Enthusiasm” then we can say

I am full of enthusiasm (used as noun)

I am happy (used as noun)

I am full of happiness (used as adjective)







Mistake No. 51



Always use AT before time

At 5o’clock
At 7 pm

Can you arrive at 5o’clock?
I need to catch my flight.






Mistake 52

I will be going or I will be go?

In future Tenses, after “BE”, we always use (ing) in verb

He will be go to school tomorrow (Wrong)
They will be watch television later (Wrong)

I will be visit park tomorrow (wrong)
Correct sentences are as follows:-

He will be going to school tomorrow (Correct)
They will be watching television later (Correct)

I will be visiting park tomorrow (Correct)


Mistake 53

Watch or See?

We use “Watch”  when we are looking at something in an attentive manner

For example
We watch television (correct)
We look television (wrong)

I am watching the actions of a stranger for over a week now
He watches me whenever I try to speak in English


We use “See” where we get things on our way

For example
We see people sleep on pavements

I see children playing in the open

Mistake No. 54

Their or There?

There (used for a place)
Their (refers to something which is owned and related to group)

For example:-

I go there (place)
I am going to their house (House is owned by them)
He is going there (place)
He is going their office (Office is owned by them)


Mistake No. 55

Who vs. Which?


Who is used for a HUMAN BEING

WHICH is  used for an OBJECT


For example

Saddam is a nice human being who (not WHICH) loves helping people

He is the person who likes to eat ice-cream


He gave a book which (not WHO) is quite informative

I have an ice-cream which is quite tasty





Mistake No. 56

Come or Return?

We often say that

We have come from office or school. (Wrong)

The correct form should be

We have returned from office or school (right)

The basic different which lies between “come” and return”:-

We use the word “return” where we had already gone to a place and that we are returning from there.


While on the other hand, the word “come” is used when none such an action takes place.
For example, we can say

My friend will come to house on my birthday (correct)

Here, if we use the word “return” for them, then it is going to be wrong


My friend will return to my house on birthday. (Wrong)

Hope, you have got the basic difference from the two words “come” and “return”


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