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6 Shocking mistakes which you have been doing uptill now – English Grammar

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?

Where to use Should. Could, Would: Ans req by Luke and Sahil

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




Where to use “To” and “Than”, while comparing things

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




Use of “TO” while comparing things

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

Easy way to use ACCEPT, EXCEPT AND EXPECT- GUARANTEED HELP

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

If yes, then closely read the detailed post. I am going to help you in an easy manner

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

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

Sentences with ACCEPT

Let’s help you in creating sentences so that you can actually their individual meaning
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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