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5 Most Common Grammar Mistakes in English

Don't vs Doesnít

Doesn't, does not, or does are used with the third
person singular - words like he, she, and it.

Wrong: He donít love me anymore
Right: He doesnít love me anymore

Fewer vs Less

If you can count the items, you need to use the
number word ďfewerĒ.

If you canít count the substance, then you should use
ďlessĒ.

Wrong: Twelve items or less are there in the basket.
Right: Twelve items or fewer are there in the basket.

Wrong: You should eat fewer meat curry
Right: You should eat less meat curry.

Double Negatives

Two negative words create a positive meaning, which
may be just the opposite of what you have intended to
convey.

Wrong: I donít have nothing to say.
Right: I donít have anything to say.

Went vs Gone

The correct form is: should + have + past participle

Wrong: I should have went to his house yesterday.
Right: I should have gone to his house yesterday.

Its vs It's

Itís is the contraction of It is:

Wrong: Its going to be sunny tomorrow.
Right: Itís going to be sunny tomorrow.

Its is a possessive pronoun that modifies a noun.

Wrong: Whatís that? I canít remember itís name.
Right: Whatís that? I canít remember its name.
 

 


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