Most Common Grammatical Mistakes | Confusing Words : Part 2
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This is part 2 of the Most Common Grammatical Mistakes Series
If you have not read the 1st part, here is the link:
Incorrect: This shirt is too enough for me.
Correct: This shirt is too big for me.
Rule : Too is used before adjectives and adverbs. So, in the above sentence use too with the adjective
Enough is used before nouns.
I don't have enough time.
The ring was too small.
Incorrect: There are less dresses.
Correct: There are fewer dresses.
Rule : Fewer is used for countable items.
Less is used for uncountable commodities.
Examples : There was a less rainfall last year.
There are fewer students in the class.
13. Did not
Incorrect: I did not saw him yesterday.
Correct: I did not see him yesterday
Rule : Use base form of the verb with did.
I did not study Maths.
He didn't get up early today.
Her mother did not allow her to go out with her friends.
Incorrect: A great amount of people are visiting the museum.
Correct: A great number of people are visiting the museum.
Amount is used for uncountable commodities.
Number is used for countable things.
A large amount of sand is needed for the project.
We can watch a number of TV shows.
Incorrect: We enjoy to go for walk after dinner.
Correct: We enjoy going for walk after dinner.
Rule : A gerund is a verb form which functions as a noun. In other words, a gerund is a noun made from
a verb by adding "-ing." There are some verbs like dislike which are always followed by a gerund
We enjoy going for a walk. (The gerund always follows the verb ‘enjoy'.).
I love eating ice cream.
16. Every day/everyday
Incorrect: He needs a car for his every day activities.
Correct: He needs a car for his everyday activities.
Rule : Everyday is an adjective that means commonplace or happening every day.
Every day is an adverbial phrase that means each day.
I meet him every day.
He goes to college every day.
I need a laptop for my everyday work.
She cooks well daily. Here, daily can be replaced with each day or all days.
17. Possession shared by two persons
Incorrect: It is Smith’s and Peter’s car.
Correct: It is Smith and Peter’s car.
Rule : Use apostrophe only after the name of the second person
Example : This is Mark and Smith's house.
Incorrect: The dog lost his bone. (The gender is unknown.)
Correct: The dog lost its bone.
Rule : Use “it” if you don’t know the gender of an animal.
His dog participates in many dog shows. It has won many prizes.
19. Well/good (happiness)
Incorrect: He feels well.
Correct: He feels good.
Rule : Use good when expressing happiness.
Examples : She feels good after attending a concert.
He feels good by working for the company.
20. Well/good (quality)
Incorrect: She cooks good.
Correct: She cooks well.
Rule : Use well when expressing a quality of someone or something.
The machine works well.
She sings well.
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