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Well, when hard-work pays by way of getting appreciation, then the feeling can’t be described in mere words.

As a 10 years exp English Teacher , I am running my following group
English Teacherand I daily share secrets with tutorials to help people across the world.

Such messages really make my day as it motivates me to put even greater efforts.

The group is growing in leaps and bounds and I dedicate this success to each and every group member

Read all my secrets here

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Mistake – 1

Which is correct

Everyone of you make mistakes
or
Everyone of you makes mistake

Well, the correct one is




Everyone of you makes mistakes

Why?

Let’s explain

Everyone is a singular pronoun

Why?

Because

“ONE OF YOU” is singular
in the same way
EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU is also singular
you can also say
EACH ONE OF YOU

Hence, EVERYONE OF YOU

Yes, refers to all the people in the group, but individually
Yes, individually

Don’t get confused with the presence of “YOU”

Therefor, the verb which will be used, will also be singular




 

Important tip which you should always know
VERB WILL ALWAYS BE USED IN RELATION WITH THE SUBJECT
That means, if the subject is singular, then the verb will also be singular.

Here, the SUBJECT is EVERYONE, which is singular, THEREFORE, the accompanying verb will also be SINGULAR

 

Mistake – 2

 

Everyone HAS or Everyone HAVE ?

Continuing with the detailed explanation which I have given above,
it is not hard for you to know the correct answer, which is
Everyone has a pen

 

Mistake – 3

 

Is everyone present ? or Are everyone present?

Is everyone present? (correct)

Since, “everyone” is Singular

 




 

Mistake -4

 

Everyone loves honesty
or
Everyone love honesty

In the same pattern which is described above,
Correct will be
Everyone loves honesty

 

Mistake – 5

 

Where is everyone?
or
Where are everyone?

Where is everyone? (correct)

 

Mistake – 6

 

How everyone is responsible for mass cheating?
or
How everyone are responsible for mass cheating?

Obviously, the correct answer will be

How everyone is responsible for mass cheating?

 

As “everyone” is a singular pronoun, in the same way , following are also the singular pronouns

Nobody, no one, nothing, anyone, anything, anybody,  somebody, someone, something, everyone, everything, everybody, one, each, either, and neither.




Also Read: Can we use +ing after TO?

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Luke Silungwe and Sahil Ansari who are active members of English Teacher group, have asked me the following query

Where should we use “Should”, “Could” and “Would”?

Are you finding it difficult to differentiate between
Should, Could and Would?

If yes, then the post will help you extensively

 




In all the following examples, we are giving suggestion. So, we are using, “Should”

 

For example,

  • You should visit doctor as you are ill
  • He should go to school now, as rains have stopped
  • You should cover your ears, as it is cold outside
  • She should drink the juice as doctor has advised him to
  • He shouldn’t play outside, as the ground is slippery due to overnight

 

 




 

Could – Used for Capabilities

Things which you used to do in the past, but not any more now

When I was younger, I could walk for an hour, but not now

He could’t call me yesterday, as the signals were weak

The train couldn’t reach the station on time, as the weather was not clear

The patient couldn’t stand for more than a minute, as he was too weak

The interviewee could easily pass all the rounds last month, as he was thoroughly prepared

 

 





 

Would – Used for making POLITE OFFERS

For example,

  • Would you hold the cup for me ?
  • Would you like to accompany us for lunch tomorrow?
  • Would you like to take a picture of us?
  • Would you like to spend this weekend in park?
  • Would you like to play the game ?

 

 

 




Would – Refer to hypothetical situations. In other, words, we use”would” for “un-real” situations

For example,

  • If people are kind at heart, then we wouldn’t see so many problems in the country
  • If I become the leader, I would do various noteworthy changes
  • If political parties are honest, then the country would become very progressive

 




Important thing to know

Never use “TO” after could, should and would

For ex.

You shouldn’t to sleep right now (wrong)

You shouldn’t sleep right now (correct)

Also Read:- Where Should we use YET – A must read guide




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Asked by Pooja Bisht

Q. Where we use “To” and “Than” in sentences

There is a slight difference between “TO” and “THAN”, but when you understand right from basic, then it will be clear to you

Ans.

I prefer tea than coffee (wrong)
I prefer tea to coffee (correct)

Always use TO with PREFER

For example,

I prefer trouser to jeans

I prefer Nigeria to United States

We know that “TO” is a preposition which is used for “DIRECTIONS”.
Apart from that, “To’ is also used between two things when compared.

For example,

I like my pink dress to black dress

Here, “TO” is used

As there is a comparison between PINK and BLACK DRESS

So, when we are comparing these two dresses, we are using
“TO”

Another example,
I like MUMBAI to DUBAI

This is comparison between two cities.
And I am comparing them

In the same way, if there is comparison between two things, be it dresses, places or any thing, we are going to use “TO”

Another example,

I prefer Saturday to Sunday for enjoying my weekend
I prefer Mrs. Arpita Sharam for teaching English to Mrs. X

Now, let’s take a look of “THAN”

We have seen that “TO” is used while comparing things of similar nature.
For example, dresses, places or even eatables.
However, when things are of different nature, then we use “THAN”

For example,

I like to play than to sleep

Here, play and sleep are different.

So, we use “than”
.

Hope, it is clear to you now

Read: Where to use During and While in a sentence




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Asked by Pooja Bisht

Mistake 55

I prefer tea than coffee (wrong)
I prefer tea to coffee (correct)

Always use TO with PREFER

For example,

I prefer trouser to jeans

I prefer Nigeria to United States

We know that “TO” is a preposition which is used for “DIRECTIONS”.
Apart from that, “To’ is also used between two things when compared.

For example,

I like my pink dress to black dress

Here, “TO” is used

As there is a comparison between PINK and BLACK DRESS

So, when we are comparing these two dresses, we are using
“TO”

Another example,
I like MUMBAI to DUBAI

This is comparison between two cities.
And I am comparing them

In the same way, if there is comparison between two things, be it dresses, places or any thing, we are going to use “TO”

Another example,

I prefer Saturday to Sunday for enjoying my weekend
I prefer Mrs. Arpita Sharam for teaching English to Mrs. X

Hope, it is clear to you now

Read: Where to use During and While in a sentence

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Hi Everyone,

This is your English Ma’am who is going to reveal those secrets towards improving English which you wouldn’t have heard anywhere uptill now.

Yes, hold tight , as the following long and researched post will give you a new easy way to improve English by removing the perception that English is boring or difficult to learn.

Yes, after the end of the post, you will know, it is so easy to learn and improve, based on the proper guidance.

Yes, as a 10 years experienced English Teacher, I am going to reveal the easiest ways.

Before, proceeding further, let me ask you few things.

Do you know that just by taking out 15 minutes from your schedule, you can actually help you get a sense of how to move forward with regards to improving your English?

Are you very serious to improve your English now?

Aren’t you getting a high-paying job just because you don’t know English well?

If yes, has been the answer to all the queries above, then you are at the right place.

Now, take out atleast 15 minutes to read the following post about how you can actually start to speak and write in English and pass banking exam successfully

Yes, by the time, you will read the post, your basics will be clear to a great extent, provided that you show seriousness.

English is important in any field. So, if you are the masters in it, then potentially you can reach the zenith earlier, as compared to others. Therefore, it is important to polish skills.

In the following article, I am sharing my experiences of how I mastered over this language in a full fledged way along with giving easy and practical steps which will help English Learners massively.

My passion for enhancing English skills grew from my childhood days as I was in early years of my schooling. Till I was in class 6th, my English was not even upto the mark then. I used to get punishment from teachers as well as parents for failing to get requisite marks in any subject and English was not an exception.

Although, I was able to understand to what others used to speak, yet I couldn’t communicate with them in English and I believe that most of us face such predicament. Isn’t it?

You might not believe that it was the reality that I used to bring all the English dailies in the morning such as “Times of India”, “Hindustan Times”, “Pioneer” for polishing my English. Of all the newspapers, what I found in “Pioneer” was that, it offers comparably easy use of words. Therefore, initially, I would recommend this newspaper for those who want to learn skills of English. Because, when I say easy use of words, I mean as compared to other English dailies.

However, soon I got counseling from one of my uncles who equally happened to be a HOD in a University. He is a really nice man. I must say. He gave me enough reasons to polish my English, since all other subjects are primarily based on English as well and later on even a high paying professional life is based on good grasp of English language. So, if I will improve my English, I can equally be able to have a better control over other subjects too which can equally help me get the job of my dream. That was the day which proved to be a change for me.

 

He suggested me to purchase the following book namely English Grammar in Use: A Self Study Reference and Practice Book Intermediate Learners Book 

 

I am telling from my own personal experience that the difference which I found with the book has been awesome and due to polishing my English further, I got confidence and enrolled myself for a mass communication course in Lucknow University after passing with high grades in 10+2 and soon started working for a newspaper namely Hindustan Times. You can also check out my published article down below (with my name)

The best professionally viable difference was that I continue to get my articles published. You can check my other post published in Hindustan Times below

Years before, the book was doing its work. Yes, you guessed it right that it started to help me know the most impeccable English right from basics. Yes, it was something which I couldn’t even think of otherwise. I started getting my concept clear with perfection. Yes, there wasn’t even an iota of doubt or confusion now. It has been years, still I know what I had learnt way back then and all of those awesome concepts and basic understanding is still fresh in my mind.

For example, I came to know many of the following things:-

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)

I can’t go in detail about whole grammar in the post though. But you can surely help yourself by purchasing the book English Grammar in Use: A Self Study Reference and Practice Book Intermediate Learners Book 

 

The book was an eye opener for me and along with the same, I equally thanked my Uncle and persuaded him to continue to give guidance side-by-side and he obliged. My passion started growing when I started seeing the pleasant change.

When I used to read the English Grammar book, I made it a point of writing the words which I did not know the meaning of. That gave me enough reasons to strengthen my vocabulary as well. How can I miss watching English news channels? As I said that it became my passion, so I used to get enjoyment by watching news channels and I equally used to closely monitor the way certain words were pronounced. Since, that’s equally matter as well.

I made it a point to listen news by keeping “pen” and “piece of paper” handy, in order to jot down the difficult words. Although, considering flawless and speedy way the anchors speak English, I couldn’t get a grasp of certain words, yet that was only short lived, since I started getting familiar with the words.

How English Grammar in Use: A Self Study Reference and Practice Book Intermediate Learners Book 

continue to skyrocket my career . Let’s find out more :-

My uncle was equally upbeat since I used to make use of new words. He also advised me to stand in front of mirror in order to communicate with yourself by looking at your eyes. This was equally another pleasant change which I experienced. This exercise is a must, if you want to enhance your confidence. As you speak in such a fashion, it gives you enough boost towards working on your aim.

Months passed by and soon even my classmates started getting the feel of how passionate I am towards English. If they come across with any word in any subject, they used to ask me and thankfully I have the answer to most of them.

The kind of passion which I had for English can be gauged from the fact that I used to score the highest marks in English. Interestingly, when the teacher used to speak out marks of the subject, all the heads used to roll towards me in bewilderment.

The benefits which English had in my schooling days:-

  • Earlier, it became extremely difficult for me to mug up long answers, since my English was not even up to the mark. It was so poor that I couldn’t even comprehend as to what was written. Therefore, in the event when I forgot certain words, my whole answer becomes meanigless.
  • However, later on I started learning the whole essence and I was in a position to write answers in my own words, thus impressing my teacher as well.

For those who want to sharpen their English, there are list of things which one should follow (I am telling from my own experience)

  • Get English newspaper namely “Pioneer” and the paper can long last through a week. Since, you can’t read more than once side of a paper daily. Write down the meaning of the difficult words which you come across by goggling or referring dictionary what ever eases you.
  • Purchase the English Grammar book namely English Grammar in Use: A Self Study Reference and Practice Book Intermediate Learners Book 
  • Make a habit of taking out time from 8:45 till 9:15 at night and listen to AIR (National Radio). You know why I am saying is that they air Hindi news in the first half and exactly English version of the same in the second half. It will help you too, like the way it helped me.
  • Communicate yourself in front of mirror
  • Listen to English news channels and have pen and paper ready to write down the English words.

To the best of my knowledge, that sums up my entire experience towards sharpening my skills.

Try to learn one new word on daily basis and most importantly introspect like the way it is used in the sentence.

The irony is, most of us only emphasize on the need to learn a new word, but I am telling from my own experience that it is equally important to refer dictionary and closely look at the way the specific word is used in the sentence.

After all, English is all about learning the intricacies. One of the most common mistakes which people commit while making the use of “older” and “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.

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)

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?

 

We also unknowingly make the following mistakes and we don’t realise, so it is important to know them in detail as well:-

The food is good (The word “good” shouldn’t be used with FOOD)

The food is tasty, sumptuous, mouthwatering or delicious (You can use any one amongst these four for food)

We shouldn’t say

The match was good (The word “good” shouldn’t be used with Match)

The correct form is

The match was interesting, electrifying etc.

Similarly, if we want to compliment any girl, we use “beautiful” while for boys we use “handsome”.

These are some of small things which matters a lot in the long run and I came to know through the book

Hence, besides learning the new word, you will equally know the way to use it in your sentence (I have told you in the above example)

 

It is important to learn synonymous (words which hold the same meaning). You know why I am saying this is while writing content, you shouldn’t use the same word again and again since it will distract your readers and they will not come again to read it.

Now,

For example while writing content if I have to use the word “sad” again and again, I will rather not repeat it. Since, I know there are so many words which I can use in its place.

For example,

  1. I am sad

It can be done written in another way such as

  1. I am depressed
  2. I am feeling low
  3. I am a bit disturbed
  4. I am not feeling good

I am giving another example which will equally help you understand in a better way as well:-

I hate lazy people

It can be done written in another way such as

  • I don’t like people who are lazy
  • I don’t like people who don’t do any thing

There are so many ways I can compensate this word while expressing my state of mind to the readers. Hence, readers can equally maintain their interest.

I can convey my expressions in various words without facing any sort of problem in the process.

I am again emphasizing on the basic fact that I just made it a point towards thoroughly studying the grammar book along with reading newspapers and making sure that I grasp new words. Again I am emphasizing over the fact that I am extremely careful while using different words.

I grew in an English medium background and I always had tremendous interest towards learning as well as polishing skills. Studying in an English medium background has its fair share of challenges as well since every one in the school expected me to have great hold of English and to be at par with their acceptations was something which I have to do any how.




Have a look at my experiences

In order to help you further, I need to share my additional experiences as well, after all they matter a lot towards helping you to overcome them

The problem which I faced while sharpening my English skills- Earlier 

I wasn’t getting a proper environment where I can talk with my friends of family members. Although, I tried talking to them, yet most of them were not supportive. Honestly speaking, I couldn’t blame them as well, since they neither had much grasp about the language, nor they had any interest in the same as well. In return, I had to face lots of sarcasm from them as they said that I am trying to become an English man and similar such sorts of comments.

There was a phase when I used to feel that all my hard-work is going down the drain. I made full use of my holidays as well as free time by writing letters as well as essays on daily basis after getting guidance from English grammar book. Apart from that, I also used to watch English news channels.

So, my main motive to write the post is that if you feel that you are not getting due share of your hard work, don’t worry, you will eventually get provided that you stick doing to what I have told you in my earlier posts.




  1. The thing which I will suggest you is to be habitual of watching English news channels on daily basis. If you are in the learning phase, it is important for you to come across with new words so that you can memorize them. Hence, there is a very little chance that they (words) will slip from your mind (owing to the fact that you will be in full practice)
  2. However, I devised another innovative trick which I missed mentioning earlier and that was to do the cricket commentary by muting the television. After all, every one of us love cricket to the core and why not to comment by muting it off. This will further make your journey of sharpening your skills a lot easy like never before. Since, the more you speak yourself, the better it is going to be for you towards enhancing the powers.

English has seen few changes in the process as well. For example,

  1. In my earlier days, I have been grown up learning that, with pronouns such as “I” and “We”, we are supposed to use the helping word “Shall” and for other pronouns in the form of “He”, “She”, “It”, “We” and They”, we will use “Will”. However, that hasn’t been the case now. Since, with any pronouns we only use “Will”. For example,

I will go there.

He will return from there.




  1. English is regarded to be a funny language and if the learning phase is devoid of fun and frolic, then you possibly won’t enjoy much. On the same lines, there is a word namely “Gay” which was primarily used for “Happiness”. I still remember that I have used this word so many times primarily to express my state of mind by saying, that I am gay. However, with the passage of time, it’s another meaning possibly held a far greater significance and if today, I will use this word again, then in all probability, others will be confused and surprised regarding my gender as well. Isn’t it?

In English, we would have often use the word “Come” and “return” and all of us know their meaning as well. However, when it comes to their proper usage of words, we often make the most prominent mistake.

For example,

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

Like

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

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

 

Let’s take a look at the other mistakes which I realised after going through English Grammar in Use: A Self Study Reference and Practice Book Intermediate Learners Book 

We often compliment something or the other if we felt good. However, rarely do we use the most importance word during such times,

Apart from these, one of the other things which you need to start preparing yourself is about Active and Passive Voice




 

For example

The lion killed the deer (Active Voice)

The deer was killed by the lion (Passive Voice)

As a blogger cum writer, if you are told to re-write a certain paragraph, then you can easily make the best use of this knowledge.

My experience

One of my other experiences which I am sharing in the post relates to the time when I was in class Third standard. I still remember that the teacher asked me about my hobbies and I said “Computer”. She corrected me by saying that it should be

“I love playing on computer”

or

“I love working on computer”

Similarly, those who love music, when being asked about their hobbies, they should say that they “love listening music”.

Same goes with other hobbies as well.

I am going to further furnish more knowledgeable posts, which will make your journey of writing as well as speaking English easy like never before.

In all the earlier posts, I have been trying my level best to tell you intricacies as well in order to help you further.

Grammar is regarded to be the backbone without which you possibly can’t polish the English skills. Hence, make sure that you are well versed with the tenses.

These are few of the most common mistakes which we do. I am going to tell you more in other posts.




  • Due to the rampant use of internet, do take out time to read online newspapers in English since it will give you enough boost.
  • How can you forget to go through the posts of renowned bloggers? This is another sure cut exercise by which you will become more confident in your approach.

It is not possible for me to explain each and every tense, and  the best thing is that you can easily check the concepts here

English Grammar in Use: A Self Study Reference and Practice Book Intermediate Learners Book 

which help you get a grasp of both written and spoken English, like never before. It will indeed assist you for sure, as I have myself checked the same. What more do you want, when it is reasonably priced as well.
Also practise saying the same thing in other way, as it helps you to increase your vocabulary

63 (and counting) ways to begin the sentence with “I love it when”

I am writing the following sentences to start with the word

“I love it when”

  1. he shows respect towards me
  2. everybody listens to me
  3. there are no haters
  4. poor are fed infront of my eyes
  5. everyone is nice to me
  6. you show care to me
  7. there is a transparent procedure maintained in recruitment by the concerned departments
  8. they don’t make fun of me
  9. you start talking to me
  10. my mother cooks delicious food




  1. they have their best strategies to plan for my upcoming holiday session
  2. you have every beautiful thing to say to me
  3. they have stopped backbiting
  4. my children kiss me
  5. my father gives pocket money everyday
  6. poor are fed by rich
  7. you are the one who understands me
  8. my hubby calls me every evening
  9. my wife cooks my favorite dish
  10. my parents bestow love and affection to me




  1. they give scant regard to the allegations of others
  2. the whole world thinks me to be a sweet person
  3. my exams are delayed for another week
  4. the incessant rains declare school holiday
  5. I get the prize of my hardwork
  6. my hubby stands with me, no matter what
  7. people recognize my skills
  8. I get my share of success through increment
  9. There is no bitter news about the suferings in the world on anyday
  10. she is the one to call me first on my birthday




  1. I get the instant message from my wife who is out in her hometown
  2. my parents easily agree to my demand
  3. I have my favorite chocolate
  4. Nobody interuppts me from plying my favorite game
  5. My friends respect me truly as they believe me
  6. The whole words seems to be beautiful with all the nicest people
  7. There is no poverty or hatred left in the world
  8. I have been the obvious choice for my parents to go to picnic
  9. No body has anything to say bad behind my back
  10. Promises are kept




  1. People around the globe live a happy life
  2. Everyone is simply so sweet to me
  3. People praise me behind their back
  4. Victims get the justice
  5. Accuse get behind the bars
  6. Concerned authorities do their job by hearing the concerns of victims
  7. People may not be rich, but they have big heart and are equally ready to help others
  8. Everyone is ready to learn from their mistakes
  9. Seniors love their juniors while they get respect in return too
  10. The world greets everybody on the account of festivals







  1. Different religions co-exist
  2. People may be rich, but they still have big heart where they show their concern for downtrodden
  3. The examples of humanity enforce the fact that the world is still beautiful
  4. The crime has fallen to an all time low
  5. I watch comedy shows as this is my hobby
  6. People distribute water in a hot summer day
  7. Auto drivers return the lost baggage of their clients
  8. I attend marriage parties of my friends
  9. My parents are happy
  10. My friends give moral support to me especially when I am down



Read : 50 most powerful (and counting) ways to use the word “it” in English sentences

  1. People run to help elders on road
  2. Justice is not actually delayed
  3. We as people give birth to a safe and secured society

50 most powerful (and counting) ways to use the word “it” in English sentences

One of my readers asked the ways to use the word “it”

So, it necessitates me to write the following post in order to help you guys understand, the correct method “it” is actually used in English grammar

The word “it” is just a means to start a sentence.

There are other following sentences starting with the word “it”




  1. It may rain today
  2. It is hot
  3. It will be very windy in few minutes
  4. It is a good scripture
  5. It will look good on you
  6. It is going to create history
  7. It will bring a revolution
  8. It may harm you
  9. It is cold outside
  10. It may bring a certain level of discomfort

Read : How I polished my English skills and how you should too

  1. It will indeed going to make everyone embarrassed
  2. It is the best advice which I have possibly got in years
  3. It will certainly be the best time of my life
  4. It will bring two countries closer
  5. It is going to be the best time of my life
  6. It may bring my friend think twice
  7. It will never rain during this time of the year
  8. It is going to be the worst moment of the history
  9. It may bring enough cheers to the people who were expecting celebration of sorts
  10. It will indeed be the best way to lead a life of happiness

Read : How to polish English skills – Second Post




  1. It may never feel that way, but it actually shows
  2. It will certainly be etched in my memory forever
  3. It will be necessary for me to shout at you now
  4. It is going to be possibly the best time of my life
  5. It will indeed be etched in the memory forever
  6. It is going to have its repurcussions for people
  7. It may look wrong, but it is actually right
  8. It should look awkward considering so many decorative materials attached to it
  9. It is going to be the worst dress which you will wear
  10. It will infact make you famous for all the wrong reasons

Read : How I polished my English skills and how you should too?

  1. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but you are the best person, I have come across with
  2. It will be quite a serene atmosphere considering that the storm has just passed by
  3. It will truly be the most coveted moment considering I have my family with me
  4. It may look pleasant to the ears of others, but not mine
  5. It will be a showpiece which history will remember for all the wrong reasons
  6. It is going to be the best way to take revenge from this man, who has no ettiquettes
  7. It will be the best thing you could have done for his kind deeds
  8. It is one life, so you can either live it to the fullest or destroy it by indulging in immoral activities
  9. It is going to be the classic show, as the actors from different countries of the world are taking part
  10. It may be the best way to counter his allegations, but I am certainly not interested

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  1. It will be quite a historical moment, considering two nations coming together for an amicable solution to the long pending issue
  2. It is right on your part
  3. It has been said multiple times, but still he doesn’t seem to understand
  4. It is going to be the best phase for him considering the fact that he has just been released from the prison to start the life afresh
  5. It will look good on him provided he mends his way and develops respect for his elders
  6. It should only be useful, if you know how you can better make use of this machine
  7. It shouldn’t bother you, as you have got all the paper work authenticating your honesty
  8. It will be the best moment, which you should consider as you are already free from all the charges
  9. It will be the most awesome moment as he has just won the long pending case today
  10. It will create moments of history for his family who has the credit of travelling to different places of the world in style.

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  1. It isn’t the place which I have visited last time
  2. It is fine, but I need more choices to make my decision
  3. It can create a certain level of confusion for the visiting delegates
  4. It should be what people actually desire and wish for
  5. It will be morally correct, but again not everyone will be ready to agree on this

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Mistake No. 1

Many of you while introducing yourself say

Myself I am Saddam (wrong)

I am Saddam (correct)

 

 

 

MISTAKE NO. 2

 

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)

 

 

Mistake No. 3

 

Let us go by walk. (wrong)

Let us walk.  (correct)

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Mistake No. 4

 

He asked me where do I stay? (wrong)
He asked me where I stay (correct)

NEVER USE DO/DOES/DID in reported speech

Other examples
They asked me , where I work

I asked them, where they play baseball

He asked them, where they sleep

 

Mistake No. 5

 

Too or To?

Use of “TOO”

It is too hot

The weather is too cold

 

Use of “TO”

I will go to his house

He is supposed to return to his place

 

 

Mistake No. 6

He is twenty-five years (wrong)

He is twenty-five years old (correct)

 

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Mistake No. 7

 

They have left smoking (wrong)

They have stopped smoking (correct)

 

 

Mistake No. 8

 

I have a good news for you related with your career  (wrong)
I have good news for you related with your career (correct)

Always say

I have good news

 

 

MISTAKE NO. 9

 

The rain is happening (wrong)
It is raining (correct)

Always use “IT” in similar sentences.

For example,

It is a hot day

It is windy

It is cloudy

 




 

Mistake No. 10

 

This is not a proper way, to approach to this question (wrong)
This is not a proper way to approach this question (correct)




 

Mistake No. 11

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)

 

Similarly,

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 hospital (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.







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Mistake No. 12

 

 

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. 13

 

 

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

Similarly,
I have taken their book for a day

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

THEIR pen

THEIR computer

THEIR cupboard

THEIR bed-sheet

THEIR account

THEIR auditorium

 

 




 

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Mistake No. 14

 

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 earliest

or

Kindly reply, as soon as possible

 




 

Mistake No. 15

 

 

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

 

Similarly,  no one, and nobody anyone, anybody, everyone, everybody, someone,somebody are always singular.




 

Mistake No. 16

 

Mistake
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. 17

 

Mistake
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. 18

 

Mistake

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. 19

 

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. 20

 

Always use “ON” before DAYS OF THE WEEK

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

I will catch him on Sunday

 

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MISTAKE NO. 21

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

 




MISTAKE NO. 22

 

Lose or Loose?

Lose (verb)- To Win
Loose (adjective) Not tight

He will lose the match like this (used as verb)
This shirt is too loose  (used as adjective)

Hope, the difference is clear now

 




MISTAKE NO. 23

 




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 my are going out of station (wrong)

Saddam and I are going out of station (correct)

Another example:-

Saddam and me are going out of station (wrong)

Saddam and I are going to attend the event (correct)

 




 

MISTAKE NO. 24

 

He wakes or He wake?

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

He wake early (wrong)

He wakes (not wake) early (correct)

 







She go to school (wrong)

She goes (not go) to school (correct)

 




Mistake No. 25

 

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)

Always use THE FIRST FORM OF VERB with DID

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

 

 




 

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Mistake No. 29

 

Forming INTERROGATIVE QUESTIONS incorrectly

You like to play football

becomes

Do you like to play football?

 

Similarly,

He watches the match becomes

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

Likewise,
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

LIKES OR LIKE

My brother like to play cricket (wrong)

You need to know that WITH THE HELPING VERBS

HE, SHE, IT – THE MAIN VERB WILL BE SINGULAR

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

You can speak loud (wrong)

You can speak loudly (correct)

They speak clear (wrong)

They speak clearly (correct)

She speaks slow (wrong)
She speaks slowly (correct)

 

 




 

MISTAKE NO. 34

Never use “VERY BETTER”

Simply say “BETTER” or “MUCH BETTER”

The patient feels very better after taking medicine (wrong)
The patient feels better after taking medicine (correct)
or

The patient feels much better after taking medicine (correct)

 

 




 

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

 

THEY HAVE OR THEY HAS?

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

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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

I /WE / YOU/THEY PLAY CRICKET VERY WELL

I /WE / YOU/THEY GO FOR MOVIE EVERY WEEKEND

I /WE / YOU/THEY WATCH THE MOVIE TOGETHER

 

 




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

HIS PEN

HIS BOOK

HIS TABLE

HIS COUNTRY

HIS BOTTLE

HIS SYRINGE

 

 




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 the party (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)
Why?

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 call 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”

OR

“LISTENING 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)

 

 

 

 

 




 

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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

 

Our auditorium is in the 3rd floor (wrong)

Our auditorium is on the 3rd floor. (correct)

 

 

Mistake 53

His brother-in-laws have arrive at the party (wrong)

His brothers-in-law have arrived at the party (correct)

The plural of BROTHER-IN-LAW IS “BROTHERS-IN-LAW”

Same is

Sisters-in-law

Mothers-in-law

 

 

Mistake 54

She has golden hairs (wrong)
She has golden hair (correct)

HAIR is plural in itself, so it will be unchanged

 

Mistake 55

 

I prefer tea than coffee (wrong)
I prefer tea to coffee (correct)

Always use TO with PREFER

For example,

I prefer trouser to jeans

I prefer Nigeria to United States



Mistake No. 56

 

Its high time, he improves his verbal English (wrong)
It’s high, he improved his verbal English (correct)

With “IT’S HIGH TIME”, we use past tense, to refer the present

Other examples:-

It’s high time, he demonstrated his skills

It’s high time, he learned Arabic

It’s high time, he drove car

 

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 neighbours

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

 

 




 

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Mistake No. 57

 

I am having two brothers and two sisters.(wrong)

I have two brothers and two sisters (correct)




Mistake No. 58

 

Our house is near to the lake (wrong)
Our house is near the lake (correct)

Never use “TO” with “NEAR”

For example,
I live near my friend

My pet is near me

I live near the countryside

 




 

Mistake No. 59

 

Does she has a cycle? (wrong)

Does she have a car? (correct)

The main verb “HAVE” denotes ownership

 




Mistake No. 60

I like very much baseball (wrong)
I like baseball very much (correct)

Always use “VERY MUCH” at the end of sentence

Other examples

He likes mangoes very much

They like the play very much

She likes mango very much




 

Mistake No. 61

 

“Today office is there?”   (wrong)

Say in the following manner:-

Is today a working day? (correct)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mistake 62

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 63

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. 64

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. 65

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. 66

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

Like

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

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




 

Mistake No. 67

I came to school by walking (wrong)

I came to school on foot. (correct)

 




 

Mistake No. 68

What is the time in your watch? (wrong)

What is the time by your watch? (correct)







 

Mistake No. 69

Gone or Went?

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

She had ate the mango (wrong)

Or

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. 70

 

HAS / HAVE OR HAD?

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 )
Why?

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. 71

 

DID WENT OR DID GO?

You need to add the FIRST FORM OF VERB in sentences where “DID” is used

For example
He didn’t went (wrong)

He didn’t go (correct)

They didn’t listened me (wrong)

They didn’t listen (correct)




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

You didn’t want me to go there (correct)

I didn’t liked the image (Wrong)

I didn’t like the mango (correct)

She didn’t watered the plants (Wrong)

She didn’t water the plants (correct)

YOU NEED TO ADD FIRST FORM OF VERB WITH DID (as above)







 







 

MISTAKE NO. 72

 

Mistake
Never make nouns plural with EVERY

For example

Every students (wrong)
Every pencils (wrong)

Correct are
Every student (correct)

Every pencil (correct)

 




 

MISTAKE NO. 73

 

 

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

Similarly,

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




 

MISTAKE NO. 74

 

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 (correct)
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)



 

MISTAKE NO. 75

 

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)

 




 

MISTAKE NO. 76

Anyways (wrong)

Anyway (correct)

 




 

MISTAKE NO. 77

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




Mistake No. 78

 

Write the names of fruits with ink (wrong)

Write the names of fruits  in ink (correct)

INK is always denoted with “IN”

In INK

 

 

 

 




 

MISTAKE NO. 79

 

There or Their?

I am going to there house to meet them (wrong)

I am going to their house to meet them (correct)




 

MISTAKE NO. 80

 

He is in call right now (wrong)

He is on call right now (correct)




 

MISTAKE NO. 81

 

My favourite match will be in television tonight (wrong)
My favourite match will be on television tonight (correct)

 

MISTAKE NO. 82

 

I was on work all day (wrong)
I was at work all day (correct)

Always say AT work

Where were you?

I was at work




 

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MISTAKE NO. 83

 

Who or Whom?

I consulted the doctor who I met on train (wrong)

I consulted the doctor whom I met on train (whom refers to the person ) (correct)

 




 

MISTAKE NO. 84

Where to use “accept” and “except”

Accept

I except your offer, since it looks quite attractive (Wrong)

I accept your offer, since it looks quite attractive (correct)

They excepted my nature and pardoned me (wrong)
They accepted my nature and pardoned me  (correct)

 

Except

The barracks were open for all the jailers, accept one (wrong)
The barracks were open for all the jailers, except one (correct)

Accept for him, all his family members were happy (wrong)

Except for him, all his family members were happy (correct)




 

MISTAKE NO. 85

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. 86

How to write the same sentence in different ways :-

 

I am excitedly waiting to hear the good news of my son’s success in exam

I am waiting in excitement to get the pleasant news of my son’s success in exam

Other example

I am not surprised to know that U.S is going to send relief items to Iraq

The news of U.S sending relief items to Iraq doesn’t surprise me




 

MISTAKE NO. 87

 

“Than” is used for comparing things
For example
There are more jars than plates in your kitchen

“Then” is used for time related actions and events
For example:-
Come by 11 tonight, I will be at home by then

 




MISTAKE NO. 88

What time it is? (wrong)
What time is it ? (correct)

Always use the helping verb first in the Interrogative sentences

Other examples

What are you going to do after Class 12th?

What will happen to your old car?

 




Mistake No. 89

I am waiting for so long, but they haven’t answered to me (wrong)

I am waiting for so long, but they haven’t answered me (correct)

Always say

Answered me

 

 




 

MISTAKE NO. 90

One of my friend is a doctor (wrong)
One of my friends is a doctor (correct)

The noun will always be plural with ONE OF MY

Other examples

One of my pen

One of my books

 




 

MISTAKE NO. 91

Me or My

I want you to be me friend (wrong)

I want you to be my friend (correct)




MISTAKE NO. 92

12 :am or 12 : pm

12 is neither AM or PM

It is either 12 NOON or 12 midnight




 

MISTAKE NO. 93

 

Yours sincerely or Yours lovingly?

In Formal Letter, always say
Your sincerely or Your faithfully

 

While in Informal letters,

say

Yours lovingly




 

MISTAKE NO. 94

Call he (wrong)

Call him (correct)

Similarly,

Call them

Call her

Call us

Call me

Call you

 




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MISTAKE NO. 95

 

Farther and Further?

“Farther” is used to denote a considerable distance

For example:-

His rocket landed farther down the road than mine

“Further” is used to denote an action which is ahead

For example
The fight between the two parties will lead to further damage

 




 

MISTAKE NO. 96

 

I wore a jeans (wrong)
I wore a pair of jeans (correct)
I wore jeans (correct)

 


 

MISTAKE NO. 97

Noun – Practice

The physician’s practice

Verb – Practise

How long have you been practising management?

 




 

MISTAKE NO. 98

 

The client has ordered for a wedding cake (wrong)

The client has ordered a wedding cake (correct)

 

Other examples:-
He has ordered a mobile online

The doctor has ordered a stethoscope

 




 

 

Mistake No. 99

 

More taller (wrong)
Taller (correct

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

 

 

Mistake No. 100

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. 101

 

 

Where to use
He – His – Him

I – my – me

We – Our – Us
You – Your – You

They – Their – Them

 

 

His- My – Our – Your – Their – will always be used before a noun
For example

His pen

My pen

Our Pen

Your Pen
Their Pen

Him- Me – Us – You – Them – will always be used alone (without a noun)

For example:-

They are going to meet him

They are going to meet me

They are going to meet us

They are going to meet you

They are going to meet them

 

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Accept and Except
Accept – To receive
Except – Exclude
Confusion starts, as both of them looks quite similar , but have totally different meaning




Sentences with ACCEPT

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I accept your offer, since it looks quite attractive
They accepted my nature and pardoned me
He will accept me, as I have told the truth
The management accepted my letter of apology, as a letter my respect for them has increased further
The cops didn’t accept the fact that the man stole the valuables





Sentences with Except




I took every medicine recommended except this one, but now I realise that I should have taken before.
Except today all the days were cloudy this week
All my friends were going to zoo, except me
The barracks were open for all the jailers, except one
Except for him, all his family members were happy
Except this year, I got promotion everyyear

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Who and Whom – Mistakes

 

Who is the subjective pronoun like I, we, you, they, He , she, it
Whom is the objective pronoun Like me, us, you, them, him, her




Who and Whom both denotes the human-beings, But, their use is different

Whom – Where is it used?

Will be used for an individual – no organization or company
No sentence will start with “Whom”
Whom will always be used in the middle

I consulted the doctor whom I met on train (whom refers to the person )




 

Who – Where is it used?

It is used for subjective pronouns such as I, we you, they, he, she, it
For example
Who was the doctor whom you consulted?
Ans. I consulted the doctor whom I met on train (whom refers to the person)

 

Let’s take the use of “Who”

 

Who was that person?
He is my friend

Who was with you yesterday?
He was my English Teacher
Who was accompanying you last night?
He was my mentor
Who was with you in car?
He was my father.




 

 

Let’s take use of “WHOM”

I met the architect in my office whom I greeted in the party last night

I am very happy to shake hands with the Prime Minister whom I met at the airport.

Whom  should I talk for getting this work done in the department?

To who was this letter directed?

Whom do you believe for getting this work done professionally?

I am in a fix with whom, I am going to partner for the show

 

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Do you often get confused regarding the exact use of Accept, Except and Expect ?

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Accept – To receive
Except – Exclude
Expect – Likely to happen

Confusion starts, as they look quite similar , but have totally different meaning

Sentences with ACCEPT

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I accept your offer, since it looks quite attractive

The cops didn’t accept the fact that the man stole the valuables

The management accepted my letter of apology, and my respect for them has increased further

Sentences with Except

I took every medicine recommended except this one, but now I realise that I should have taken before.
Except today all the days were cloudy this week
All my friends were going to zoo, except me
The barracks were open for all the jailers, except one
Except for him, all his family members were happy
Except this year, I got promotion everyyear

Sentences with Expect

I expect you to be more sincere in your studies now
Why do you always expect me to forgive you every time?
They don’t expect us to come in their house, but we will be going for sure

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