COMMON GRAMMAR MISTAKES TO AVOID

After years of education, People are still messing up with grammatical errors. Even the most educated or native speaking people who know more about the English language do make some grammar mistakes. Common mistakes like words, spelling, and punctuation, etc. People are not even aware that they are making errors and it is common to everyone.

Here we’ve assembled the 10 most common grammar mistakes made by everyone and some steps to avoid it.

  1. Your/You’re

Your- is the possessive adjective. It is used to describe that “something belongs to you”. It is followed by nouns and gerunds.

  • Where is your pot?
  • That is your book.

You’re- is the contraction of “YOU ARE” as YOU’RE.

  • What you’re doing?
  • You’re Stupid.
  1. Complement/Compliments

Complement: is something that adds to or supplements something else. It can act as either a noun or a verb.

  •  Red wine is a good complement to a streak.
  • Rice makes an excellent complement to a curry dish.

Compliment: It is something nice someone says about you.

  • She receives compliments on her good sense of fashion.
  • She gave me nice compliments
  1. Affect/Effect

Affect- is used as a verb. To influence or cause, that means it is acting on something or someone.

  • Alcohol affects the brain and heart.

Effect- It is usually used as a noun. It shows the result of something that has occurred.

  • This medicine has no side effects
  1. Comma Fault

A comma is used to connect or join the two independent Clauses.

Incorrect Sentences: He was very hungry, he ate a whole bun.

Correct sentence: He was very hungry, so he ate a whole bun.

  1. Into/In to

Into- It is a preposition that indicates movement towards the inside of the place.

  •  I came into the room
  • He fell into the trap.

In to- It just the combination of the individual words “IN” and “TO”

  • I dropped in to see you.
  • I came in to tell you something.
  1. Its/It’s

Its- is used to indicate possession.

  • The dog is chasing its tail.
  • Its tail was long.

It’s- is a contraction of “it is” or “it has”.

  • It’s an apple
  • Every Rose has its thorn.
  1. Watch/Look/See

Watch/ See/ Look are often confusable in meaning. These verbs are used in different situations. Differentiation between these verbs are explained below:

Watch: Look at something carefully, when something is moving.

  • Watch TV

Look: To look at something directly.

  • Look at that strange man

See: Notice or became aware of things.

  • See that bird.
  1. To/Too

To- is a preposition with several meanings, including towards and until. It shows the direction.

  • I gave my books to her.
  • We walked to the shop.

Too- It is an adverb that can also mean, as well as additionally.

  • I am too excited.
  • You can sing too.
  1. Lose/loose

Lose: It is a verb that means, failed or didn’t win at something or “to suffer a loss” or “to miss”

  • The team will lose if they don’t play well.

Loose: It is an adjective that means “not tight”

  • She is wearing a loose dress.
  1. Could/Would/Should

Could: It is the past forms of can and can’t.It used to make polite requests, possibilities, and suggestions.

  • Could you please open that window?
  • We could have left the party earlier.

Would: Used to talk about unreal or unlikely situations, or imagining results.

  • You would be healthier if you exercise regularly.
  • If I were the CEO of my company, I would make a lot of changes.

Should: It used for advising or suggesting someone.

  • You should go to the doctor. You look sick.
  • We should go home.

English Languages has its own tricky rules, it only requires a little practice to become Master the Grammar.



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