Common Mistakes in English With Exercises by T. J. Fitikides

By T. J. Fitikides

Universal blunders in English takes greater than 550 examples of regular mistakes (for instance, phrases which are frequently stressed, misused, or used with the inaccurate preposition) and gives an accurate model and rationalization that may support scholars keep away from making an analogous error themselves. a useful booklet for college students who're prepared to 'get it correct' whenever. * bargains right types and factors for greater than 550 usual mistakes * thoroughly up to date to mirror sleek English utilization.

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Don't say: I'll write her tomorrow. / Say: I'll write to her tomorrow. Note W h e n t h e direct o b j e c t of w r i t e is e x p r e s s e d , o m i t t h e preposition /'// write him a letter. ) Miscellaneous examples 242 The -s or -es of the third person singular omitted. Don't say: He speak English very well. / Say: He speaks English very well. ) 243 Using don't instead of doesn't. Don't say: He don't care what he says. / Say: He doesn't care what he says. U s e d o n ' t (= d o not) w i t h I, w e , y o u , they, a n d w i t h plural n o u n s U s e doesn't (= does not) w i t h h e , she, it, a n d w i t h singular n o u n s .

T h e o p p o s i t e of t o put on w e i g h t is t o lose w e i g h t : She has lost five kilos 217 It works miracles, not it makes miracles. Don't Soy: That medicine makes miracles. / Say: That medicine works miracles. 44 Misused forms 218 Getting on with, not going with. Don't say: How is Susan going with her work? •/ Say: How is Susan getting on with her work? , not today morning, etc. Don't say: I haven'i seen him today morning. / Say: I haven't seen him this morning. Note A , o i d today night, th;$ night.

Future Perfect I, you, he (she, it) will/'llhave been; We, you, they will/'H have been. Uses of the verb TO BE as auxiliary Use the verb to be: 1 With the Present Participle to form the Continuous Tenses. To be + Present Participle Example: The sun was shining in the sky, 2 With the Past Participle to form the Passive Form. To be + Past Participle Example: The letter was written by John, Part 2 :60 Omission of there as an introductory word. Don't say: Once lived a great king. / Say: Once there/TTiere once lived a great king.

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