Common Grammatical Errors while Speaking English

Common Grammar Mistakes

English as an official language plays a vital role in turning your dreams into reality.

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All of us know how important is it to speak in English? But, speaking correct English also plays a significant role.

Imagine you meet somebody who speaks in English, but wrong English!

What impression will you have about that person?

Not that good…right?

So, my lovely readers today I am going to share some common grammatical errors that one tends to make while speaking in English.

· Use of wrong Tense

A lot of people start talking about their past using present tense. Even I have encountered a lot of people talking about historical events using present tense. It is like you have almost revived Shah Jahan , who already had died long ago.

For example:

a) Wrong: Shah Jahan is the fifth Mughal Emperor of India.


Correct: Shah Jahan was the fifth Mughal Emperor of India.

b) Wrong: I did not went to School.


Correct: I did not go to School.

· Say or Tell

A lot of people often get confused where to use “say” or “tell”?

Say: It means expression of ideas.

Tell: It is used to provide information in written or spoken form.

For example:

Wrong: Say me something about yourself. (Here we are not expressing something, instead we are asking for information.)

Correct: Tell me something about yourself.

· Using comparatives/superlatives together

In a sentence one should not use comparative and superlatives degrees of Adjective together.

Wrong: She has done more better in her examinations.

In this sentence better is the comparative degree of adjective good and more is the comparative degree of adjective much.

Correct: She has done better in her examinations.

· Does versus Do:

A lot of people get confused with do and does. Does is used with singular form of subject and Do is used when subject is plural, I or you.

Wrong: Does you cook food?

Correct: Do you cook food?

· Redundancy:

Redundancy is the unnecessary repetition of words in a sentence that makes the sentence unattractive.

Wrong: Repeat again the sentence.

Repeat means say again.

Correct: Repeat the sentence.

· Misuse of pronouns:

People often get confused with his, hers and its. If you are unaware about an animal’s gender, never use his or her with that.

Wrong: I am going to narrate a story: The Dog and his bone.

Correct: I am going to narrate a story: The Dog and its bone.

So, Readers next time when you speak in English, keep the list in mind.

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