Common Grammatical Mistakes in English – And How to Avoid Them. Part -3.

English Grammar mistakes

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10. Me/myself/I:

The rules:

  • When referring to yourself and someone else, put their name first in the sentence.
  • Choose “me” or “I” by removing their name and seeing which sounds right.

How not to do it:

  • Me and John are off to the circus.
  • Myself and John are going into town.

How to do it properly:

  • John and I are off to the circus.
  • John and I are going into town.

11. Invite/invitation:

The rules:

  • “Invite” is a verb – “to invite”. It refers to asking someone if they’d like to do something or go somewhere.
  • “Invitation” is a noun – “an invitation”. It refers to the actual message asking someone if they’d like to do something or go somewhere.

How not to do it:

  • I haven’t responded to her invite yet.
  • She sent me an invite.

How to do it properly:

  • I haven’t responded to her invitation yet.
  • She sent me an invitation.

12. Who/whom:

The rules:

  • “Who” refers to the subject of a sentence; “whom” refers to the object.
  • “Who” and “whom” work in the same way as “he” or “him”. You can work out which you should use by asking yourself the following:

How not to do it:

  • Who shall I invite?
  • Whom is responsible?

How to do it properly:

  • Whom shall I invite?
  • Who is responsible?

13. Affect/effect:

The rules:

  • Affect is a verb – “to affect” – meaning to influence or have an impact on something.
  • Effect is the noun – “a positive effect” – referring to the result of being affected by something.

How not to do it:

  • He waited for the medicine to have an affect.
  • They were directly effected by the flooding.

How to do it properly:

  • He waited for the medicine to have an effect.
  • They were directly affected by the flooding.

14. I.e. and e.g.:

The rules:

  • I.e. means “that is” or “in other words”. It comes from the Latin words “id est”.
  • E.g. means “for example”. It comes from the Latin words “exempli gratia”.

How not to do it:

  • He liked many different cheeses, i.e. cheddar, camembert and brie.
  • He objects to the changes – e.g. he won’t be accepting them.

How to do it properly:

  • He liked many different cheeses, e.g. cheddar, camembert and brie.
  • He objects to the changes – i.e. he won’t be accepting them.

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Common Grammatical Mistakes in English – And How to Avoid Them. Part -2.

Learning-Mistakes-to-Avoid-When-Speaking-in-English

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6.Fewer/less:

The rules:

  • “Fewer” refers to items you can count individually.
  • “Less” refers to a commodity, such as sand or water, that you can’t count individually.

How not to do it: Ex:

  •    There are less cakes now.
  •    Ten items or less.

How to do it properly: Ex:

  • There are fewer cakes now.
  • “Number” refers to individual things that can be counted (for example birds).

7.Amount/number:

 The rules:

  • “Amount” refers to a commodity, which can’t be counted (for instance water).
  • “Number” refers to individual things that can be counted (for example birds).

How not to do it: Ex:

  •    A greater amount of people are eating more healthily.

How to do it properly: Ex:

  • A greater number of people are eating more healthily
  • The rain dumped a larger amount of water on the country than is average for the month.

8. To/two/too:

The rules:

  • “To” is used in the infinitive form of a verb – “to talk”.
  • “To” is also used to mean “towards”.

How not to do it:

  • I’m to hot.
  • It’s time two go.

How to do it properly:

  • I’m too hot.
  • It’s time to go.

9. Then/than:

The rules:

  • “Than” is used in comparisons.
  • “Then” is used to indicate something following something else in time, as in step-by-step instructions, or planning a schedule (“we’ll go there then there”).

How not to do it:

  • She was better at it then him.
  • It was more then enough.

How to do it properly:

  • She was better at it than him.
  • It was more than enough.

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Common Grammatical Mistakes in English – And How to Avoid Them.

English Grammar mistakes

If you’re currently in the process of learning English, and you’re struggling to get to grips with our grammar, don’t take it to heart.

Part 1:

1. Misplaced apostrophes: Apostrophes aren’t difficult to use once you know how, but putting them in the wrong place is one of the most common grammar mistakes in the English language.

The rules:

  • Apostrophes indicate possession – something belonging to something or someone else.
  • To indicate something belonging to one person, the apostrophe goes before the ‘s’. For instance, “The girl’s horse.”

How not to do it: Ex:

  •   The horse’s are in the field.
  •   Pen’s for sale.
  •   In the 1980’s.

How to do it properly: Ex:

  •   The horses are in the field
  •   Pens for sale.
  •   In the 1980s.

2.Your/you’re:

The rules:

  •    “Your” indicates possession – something belonging to you.
  •    “You’re” is short for “you are”.

How not to do it: Ex:

  •    Your beautiful
  •    Do you know when your coming over?

How to do it properly: Ex:

  • You’re beautiful.
  • Do you know when you’re coming over?

3.Its/it’s:

The rules:

  •    “It’s” is only ever used when short for “it is”.
  •    “Its” indicates something belonging to something that isn’t masculine or feminine (like “his” and “hers”, but used when you’re not talking about a person).

How not to do it: Ex:

  •    Its snowing outside.
  •    The sofa looks great with it’s new cover.

How to do it properly: Ex:

  • It’s snowing outside.
  • The sofa looks great with its new cover.

4.“Could/would/should of”:

The rules:

  • When people write “should of”, what they really mean is “should have”.
  • Written down, the shortened version of “should have” is “should’ve”.

How not to do it: Ex:

  •    We could of gone there today.
  •    I would of done it sooner.

How to do it properly: Ex:

  • We could’ve gone there today.
  • I would have done it sooner.

5.There/their/they’re:

The rules:

  • Use “there” to refer to a place that isn’t here – “over there”.
  • We also use “there” to state something – “There are no cakes left.”

How not to do it: Ex:

  •    Their going to be here soon.
  •    We should contact they’re agent.

How to do it properly: Ex:

  • They’re going to be here soon.
  • We should contact their agent.

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How To Learn English Very Fast: Part 4

Step 3: MASSIVE INTENSITY

 

The 3rd and most important thing to be fluent in English only 2-3 months, you must create massive intensity. In other words, you have to listen and read 1-2 hours constantly to English every day.

 

In fact, I recommend alternating the two activities.  Listen for an hour, then read a novel for an hour. Check the unknown meanings and pronunciation words with the help of U-Dictionary.

 

If you are really focused on speaking well, do more listening.  But don’t worry, reading will also help your speaking ability. You can also check pronunciation of the words with the help of U-Dictionary.

So that’s it.  That’s my simple method for very fast English fluency.

Of course, most people do not need to improve so quickly.  For most people, two hours a day of listening and reading is enough.

But if you need or want to improve very quickly, follow this plan.

Make your reasons bigger!  Bigger reasons = Bigger Passion!  Bigger Passion = Bigger Success!

Good luck!

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How To Learn English Very Fast: Part 3

How To Learn English Very Fast

Step 2: MASSIVE INPUT

The second most important thing to super-fast learning and incredible intensity is to focus on English INPUT.  Do not waste time studying grammar or vocabulary.

You should spend most of your time either listening or reading.  This is the fastest and most efficient method for speaking English fluently.

Carry your Phone and U-Dictionary APP or iPad everywhere.  Always have a book with you.

Specifically, you should listen mostly to the Mini-Story Lessons, Check the unknown meanings and pronunciation words with the help of U-Dictionary APP.

Make your reasons bigger!  Bigger reasons = Bigger Passion!  Bigger Passion = Bigger Success!

 

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How To Learn English Very Fast: Part 2

How To Learn English Very Fast

Step 1: OBSESSION.

The first and most important thing you need to achieve this goal is incredible passion. you must study English 1- 2 hours a day and you must be interested, energetic.

 

To improve that quickly, you must build emotion. You must be obsessed with English. Remember, Emotion is 80% of success, method is only 20%.

To create passion, you need very compelling reasons to learn English. For getting a new job or exam is not a strong enough reason.  You need HUGE reasons for doing this.

Imagine all the incredible benefits you will have as a fluent English speaker and Visualize your dream house and car, and dating with beautiful/handsome foreigners! Imagine how your life will change 1 years from now.

You can also exaggerate the terrible things that will happen if you fail to speak English fluently.  Imagine all the jobs you will miss.  Imagine all the people you will never meet.  Imagine how bad your life will be because you can’t speak English.

 

Make your reasons bigger!  Bigger reasons = Bigger Passion!  Bigger Passion = Bigger Success!

 

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How To Learn English Very Fast: Part 1

Generally, people wants to know how they can speak fluently in only 2 or 3 months.  Usually they are in a hurry because they have a test or an interview coming soon.

It’s an interesting question. Is it possible to learn English very very fast? Is it possible to make massive improvements in only 2-3 months?

The answer is yes.

So, how can you do it?  How can you improve super-fast?

Just follow these 3 steps:

But of course, to make massive improvements requires massive intensity and effort.

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Learn English Daily in 35 minutes : Part 6

Here’s some good news: You don’t have to spend hours a day studying English.

By using the steps mentioned in this article series, you can learn English in just 35 minutes a day!

This is the final part in 6 article series.

5 Minutes: Review What You Learned

In just half an hour you’ve learned a new vocabulary word, phrase and grammar rule, and you’ve found out a little bit about what’s going on in the world today.

This article could’ve been about how to learn English in 30 minutes—but these last 5 minutes are very important!

Take 5 minutes to review (go over) the things you studied. How much do you actually remember from what you learned?

The human brain remembers the last thing on a list better than the rest of the list. So make sure you take a moment to go over everything!

5 Minute Review Exercise:

1. When you do this exercise, do everything out loud to practice speaking. Write everything down on paper to practice writing. You can also quietly review it all in your head.

2. Use your new vocabulary word in a sentence.

3. Use your new phrase in a sentence.

4. Use the grammar rule you learned in a sentence.

5. Summarize the article you read in a sentence or two.

If you feel like you don’t have enough time in the day to learn English, now you do! All it takes is about 35 minutes per day and you’ll discover how fun and easy learning English can really be.

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Learn English Daily in 35 minutes : Part 5

Here’s some good news: You don’t have to spend hours a day studying English.

By using the steps mentioned in this article series, you can learn English in just 35 minutes a day!

This is the fifth part in 6 article series.

13 Minutes: Read the News

Your English learning can help you know what’s going on in the world as well. Just read the news!

Reading the news in English not only helps you learn the language, it also gives you something current to talk about when you meet with others who are speaking English. Find some news that you find interesting every day. You can then join into the conversation when others talk about what’s going on in the world.

You can check articles in the Articles section of U-Dictionary Android App! The articles are classified into different categories in the app.

Also, you can use Tap to Translate by just copying any word inside U-Dictionary app, any browser, Whatsapp or any other app!

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