Grammatical Mistakes which many of you make, but don’t realize
Mistake No. 1
Gone or Went?
Most of you use “Went” in the following sentences:-
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
- “Ate” is the “2nd” form of verb. You need to use “3rd” form of verb which is “EATEN”
- “Went” is the 2nd form of verb. You need to use “3rd” form of verb which is “GONE”
Mistake No. 2
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.
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. 3
DID WENT OR DID GO?
You need to add the FIRST FORM OF VERB in sentences where “DID” is used
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)
YOU NEED TO ADD FIRST FORM OF VERB WITH DID
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)
MISTAKE NO. 4
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. 5
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. 6
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. 7
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. 8
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.
I will reach there by 12 noon. (correct)
I will return home by 12 midnight. (correct)
Mistake No. 9
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. 10
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”
Mistake No. 11
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)
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)
Watch or See?
We use “Watch” when we are looking at something in an attentive manner
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
We see people sleep on pavements
I see children playing in the open
Mistake No. 14
Their or There?
There (used for a place)
Their (refers to something which is owned and related to group)
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. 15
Who vs. Which?
Who is used for a HUMAN BEING
WHICH is used for an OBJECT
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