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75 Common English Mistakes in Everyday Life

Oct 12, 2017 17:36 IST
Common English Errors
Common English Errors

Every English learner happens to make some or other common mistakes in their spoken or written English. We have a misconception that only people who learn English as a second language make mistakes but in reality, even native English speakers also make such mistakes. The common English mistakes could be grammatical, conversational, pronunciation and usage.  

Here we discuss 75 common English mistakes made in everyday life –

Wrong

Correct

1. Give it to I

 

Give it to me

2. These is my child

 

This is my child

3. I may drive because I passed the driving test

 

I can drive because I passed the driving test

 

4. A bee sting can be deathly

 

A bee sting can be deadly

5. We will drive no further tonight 

 

We will drive no farther tonight

6. It is the latest game of the season

 

It is the last game of the season

7. I will lie the paper on the table  

 

I will lay the paper on the table

 

8. Presently, the boss is in his office

At present, the boss is in his office

 

9. Irregardless of what you want, the restaurant does not have it

 

Regardless of what you want, the restaurant does not have it

10. The painting was very scarce

 

 The painting was very rare

11. I’ve been in Goa since 3 months

 

I’ve been in Goa for 3 months

12. My brother has a new work

 

My brother has a new job

13. If I will visit London, I will meet you

 

If I visit London, I will meet you

 

14. She is married with an engineer

 

She is married to an engineer

15. Every students is intelligent

 

Every student is intelligent

16. Although it was raining, but we went to market

 

Although it was raining, we went to market

 

17. What were your answer?

What was your answer?

 

18. Its Sunday morning

 

It's Sunday morning

19. Parents work for there children

 

Parents work for their children

 

20. This is the most unique dress

 

This is an unique dress

21. Smith and me went to the mall

 

Smith and I went to the mall

 

22. She is beautiful then her sister

 

She is beautiful than her sister

 

23. A greater amount of people are visiting the museum

 

A greater number of people are visiting the museum

24. There are less dresses

There are fewer dresses

 

25. I did not saw him yesterday

I did not see him yesterday

 

26. This shirt is too enough for me

 

This shirt is too big for me

27. We enjoy to go for walk after dinner

 

We enjoy going for walk after dinner

 

28. The worries of every day life can drag you down

 

The worries of everyday life can drag you down

29. I need to start going to the gym everyday

 

I need to start going to the gym every day

 

30. I am going to get some money from the ATM machine

(ATM stands for automated teller machine)

I am going to get some money from the ATM

31. I forgot my PIN number

 (PIN stands for personal identification number)

 

I forgot my PIN

 

32. I will except your gift

 

I will accept your gift

33. Everyone is present accept Harry

 

Everyone is present except Harry

34. He has adopted to the new place

 

He has adapted to the new place

35. She has adapted a puppy

 

She has adopted a puppy

36. The doctor adviced him rest

 

The doctor advised him rest

37. The teacher offered her advise to the students

 

The teacher offered her advice to the students

 

38. The movie had a good affect on the audience

 

The movie had a good effect on the audience

39. He was effected by the hard situations of his life

 

He was affected by the hard situations of his life

40. The victims were provided immediate aide

41. He came along with his aid

 

The victims were provided immediate aid

He came along with his aide

42. The students were already for class

 

The students were all ready for class

43. The order is all ready placed

 

The order is already placed

44. We must avoid violence all together

 

We must avoid violence altogether

45. You must click the picture from a right angel

 

You must click the picture from a right angle

46. The religious books mention angles

 

The religious books mention angels

47. This machine helps patients to breath

 

This machine helps patients to breathe

48. Hold your breathe

 

Hold your breath

49. An important part of my life have been the people who stood by me

 

An important part of my life has been the people who stood by me

50. What were your answer

 

What was your answer

51. Its Sunday morning

 

It's Sunday morning

 

52. Each of the cars are fast

 

Each of the cars is fast

53. He likes Maths more than English

 

He likes Maths more than he likes English

 

54. The salad is a healthier alternate

 

The salad is a healthier alternative

55. She could not decide among the two shirts

 

She could not decide between the two shirts

56. I will turn 18 in January 24th

 

I will turn 18 on January 24th

57. I didn’t meet no one at the party

 

I didn’t meet anyone at the party

58. I felt very good

59. If I was the prime minister

I felt really good

If I were the prime minister

 

60. They organised the party themself

 

They organised the party themselves

61. Ask him to sit besides me    

 

Ask him to sit beside me  

 

62. She could not decide among the two bags

She could not decide between the two bags

63. It is a old television set                                 

It is an old television set  

 

64. Uttar Pradesh is bigger than any state in India           

Uttar Pradesh is bigger than any other state in India

 

65. She almost washed all of the dishes

 

She washed almost all of the dishes

 

66. We gave the flowers to the customer in the refrigerator       

We gave the flowers kept in the refrigerator to the customer

 

67. The scissors are broken

 

The scissors is broken

68. One of the planes are late

 

One of the planes is late

69. I have written to my sister that lives in Mumbai             

I have written to my sister who lives in Mumbai

70. The dog hurt his leg 

 

The dog hurt its leg

71. It was Tom’s and Peter’s car   

 

It was Tom and Peter’s car

72. There were less people     

There were fewer people

 

73. There is much dusts            

 

There is much dust

74. She was my old friend   

 

She is an old friend

75. She sings good

 

She sings well

 

Conclusion: It is human tendency to make mistakes, and there is no harm or shame in it. If you make mistakes in English usage then you must learn to correct them. We aim to bring more informative articles that will help you to enhance your spoken and written English.

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