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30 Common Mistakes You Make in English

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Suhbat davomida juda ham ko’p xatolar kuzatiladi, ayrim xatolar juda ham kichik tuyuladi, lekin unutmang, sof ingliz tilida gapirishingiz uchun bu xatolarni qilmasligingiz kerak.

Bu maqolada tez-tez uchrab turadigan, 30 ta xatolarni yig’dim, va ularning to’g’rilangan shakllarini keltirdim:

1. The subject misplaced in indirect questions:

Don’t say:The teacher asked me what games did I play?
✔️Say: The teacher asked me what games I played.

2. The indirect object misplaced:

❌Don’t say: I showed to her some of my stamps.
✔️Say: I showed some of my stamps to her.

3.The qualifying adjective misplaced:

❌Don’t say: My uncle has a garden very large.
✔️Say: My uncle has a very large garden.

4. The relative clause misplaced: 

Don’t say: A girl has a pony who is in our class.
✔️Say: A girl who is in our class has a pony.

5. The conjunction misplaced in a time clause:

❌Don’t say: Emma when she arrived the boat had already gone.
✔️Say: When Emma arrived the boat had already gone.

6. Correlative conjunctions misplaced:

❌Don’t say: Paul neither speaks English nor French.
✔️Say: Paul speaks neither English nor French.

7. The ordinal numeral misplaced:

❌Don’t say: I’ve read the two first chapters.
✔️Say: I’ve read the first two chapters.

8. The indefinite article misplaced with such:

❌Don’t say: I never met a such good man before.
✔️Say: I never met such a good man before.

9. The definite article misplaced with “half”:

❌Don’t say: The half year is nearly finished.
✔️Say: Half the year is nearly finished.

10. “The most” used instead of “most of the”:

❌Don’t say: The most of girls are not present.
✔️Say: Most of the girls are not present.

11. Mentioning oneself first:

❌Don’t say: Only I and my mother are present.
✔️Say: Only my mother and I are present.

12. Correlative conjunctions misplaced:

❌Don’t say: Paul neither speaks English nor French.
✔️Say: Paul speaks neither English nor French.

13. The ordinal numeral misplaced:

❌Don’t say: I’ve read the two first chapters.
✔️Say: I’ve read the first two chapters.

14. Feel + infinitive without to.

❌Don’t say: I could feel her heart to beat.
✔️Say: I could feel her heart beat.
Or: I could feel her heart beating.

15. Wrong repetition of subject in a compound sentence:

❌Don’t say: I went to the market and I bought fruit.
✔️Say: I went to the market and bought fruit.

16. Wrong repetition of subject after an adjectival clause:

❌Don’t say: David, who is a careless pupil, he lost his book.
✔️Say: David, who is a careless pupil, lost his book.

17. Wrong repetition of subject after a non-finite verb phrase:

❌Don’t say: Karen and Tom, having signed the register, they left the church.
✔️Say: Karen andTom, having signed the register, left the church.

18. Wrong use of personal pronoun in a relative clause:

❌Don’t say: The book which I lost it was new.
✔️Say: The book which I lost was new.

19. Wrong repetition of object:

❌Don’t say: The doctor I know him very well.
✔️Say: I know the doctor very well.

20. Wrong repetition of object with infinitive:

❌Don’t say: I bought an English book to read it.
✔️Say: I bought an English book to read.

21. Wrong use of that in direct speech:

❌Don’t say: She said that, ‘I’m sure to pass.’
✔️Say: She said, ‘I’m sure to pass.’

22. Misuse of adjectives that can’t be compared:

❌Don’t say: My work is more perfect than his.
✔️Say: My work is superior to his.
Or: My work is better than his.

23. Language:

✘ I speak Arabic language all the time.
✔️ I speak Arabic all the time.
✘ I spent the whole year learning English language.
✔️ I spent the whole year learning English.
✘ They know Japanese language.
✔️ They know Japanese.

24. Misuse of adjectives that can’t be compared:

❌Don’t say: My work is more perfect than his.
✔️Say: My work is superior to his.
Or: My work is better than his.

25. So … so that instead of so … that:

✖️Don’t say: I’m so tired so that I can’t go.
✔️Say: I’m so tired that I can’t go.

26. Year – noun

❌ I’ve been playing the piano since I was seven years.
✔️ I’ve been playing the piano since I was seven.
✔️ I’ve been playing the piano since I was seven years old.
✔️ I’ve been playing the piano since I was seven years of age
❌ Tim was a little boy of ten years.
✔️ Tim was a little boy of ten.

27. Although/Though … yet used instead of although/though:

✖️Don’t say: Although it’s raining, yet he’ll go.
✔️Say: Although it’s raining, he’ll go.

28. Using “far” with a phrase of definite distance:

❌Don’t say: Mary lives two miles far from here.
✔️Say: Mary lives two miles from here.

29. Wrong position of adverbs:

The adverb of indefinite time misplaced:
❌Don’t say: They come always to school by bus.
✔️Say: They always come to school by bus.

30. Using the wrong preposition:

Look at, not to.
❌Don’t say: Look to this beautiful picture.
✔️Say: Look at this  beautiful picture.

+1.  Misuse of noun/verb homonyms:

❌Don’t say: Becky played a good play of chess.
✔️Say: Becky played a good game of chess.

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