Sunday, September 4, 2011

Common Mistakes in English Speaking and Writing

"TryTo Avoid Nonsense"

"It was a blunder mistake."

"It was a blunder,"  
"It was a big mistake."

"Do you like to eat lunch with us today?"
"Would you like to eat lunch with us today?" OR "Do you want to eat lunch with us today?"

"I would prefer to study by my own rather than study with others."
"I would prefer to study on my own/by myself rather than study with others."


"In my point of view, we should raise taxes on gasoline."

"From my point of view, we should raise taxes on gasoline."
"In my view, we should raise taxes on gasoline."


"I want two Xeroxes of this card."
['Xerox' is the name of a company that supplies photocopiers]
"I want two photocopies of this card."

"Your hairs are looking silky today."
"Your hair is looking silky today." 

           Similar Word Mistakes
Practice Vs Practise:
[Practice is a noun, and practise is a verb]

A doctor has a practice.
He practises the piano.

Bought Vs Brought:

Bought relates to buying something. 
Brought relates to bringing something.


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