20 Common mistakes in English

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Learning English can be difficult and making mistakes is a normal part of the learning process. Remember, all students make mistakes. The reason for making a mistake is usually one of the following: because you haven’t learned the grammar rule, due to lack of practice or because you are trying to translate directly from your first language to English.

To help you avoid making the same mistakes that many students make, here is a list of some of the most common ones:

INCORRECT                                                           CORRECT

People  is friendly People are friendly
I will ask to my mum I will ask my mum
I like very much I like it a lot
He asked me where  do I work He asked me where I work
It was fun,  no? It was fun, wasn’t it?
haven’t money I don’t have money
I saw her the last week I saw her last week
I like football too much I like football a lot
Is important It is important
He works hardly He works hard
My job is near to my house My job is near my house
I born in Madrid I was born in Madrid
I‘m agree with you I agree with you
She is in New York since May She has been in New York since May
I drink much coffee I drink a lot of coffee
We can  to go to the cinema We can go to the cinema
I went on a  travel to Canada I went on a trip to Canada
He doesn’t have nothing to do He doesn’t have anything to do
I’m  boring right now I’m bored right now
He won 2 millions of dollars He won 2 million dollars

 

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