50 Common Grammar mistakes

Here is 50 common grammar mistakes from Engvid

Below are some of the most common English mistakes made by ESL students, in speech and in writing. Go through the examples and make sure you understand the corrections. Then try the grammar test at the end to check your progress.

Wrong  I have visited Niagara Falls last weekend.

Right     I visited Niagara Falls last weekend.

Wrong  The woman which works here is from Japan.

Right     The woman who works here is from Japan.

Wrong  She’s married with a dentist.

Right     She’s married to a dentist.

Wrong  She was boring in the class.

Right     She was bored in the class.

Wrong  I must to call him immediately.

Right     I must call him immediately.

Wrong  Every students like the teacher.

Right     Every student likes the teacher.

Wrong  Although it was raining, but we had the picnic.

Right     Although it was raining, we had the picnic.

Wrong  I enjoyed from the movie.

Right     I enjoyed the movie.

Wrong  I look forward to meet you.

Right     I look forward to meeting you.

Wrong  I like very much ice cream.

Right     I like ice cream very much.

Wrong  She can to drive.

Right     She can drive.

Wrong  Where I can find a bank?

Right     Where can I find a bank?

Wrong  I live in United States.

Right     I live in the United States.

Wrong  When I will arrive, I will call you.

Right     When I arrive, I will call you.

Wrong  I’ve been here since three months.

Right     I’ve been here for three months.

Wrong  My boyfriend has got a new work.

Right     My boyfriend has got a new job. (or just “has a new job”)

Wrong  She doesn’t listen me.

Right     She doesn’t listen to me.

Wrong  You speak English good.

Right     You speak English well.

Wrong  The police is coming.

Right     The police are coming.

Wrong  The house isn’t enough big.

Right     The house isn’t big enough.

Wrong  You should not to smoke.

Right     You should not smoke.

Wrong  Do you like a glass of wine?

Right     Would you like a glass of wine?

Wrong  There is seven girls in the class.

Right     There are seven girls in the class.

Wrong  I didn’t meet nobody.

Right     I didn’t meet anybody.

Wrong  My flight departs in 5:00 am.

Right     My flight departs at 5:00 am.

Wrong  I promise I call you next week.

Right     I promise I’ll call you next week.

Wrong  Where is post office?

Right     Where is the post office?

Wrong  Please explain me how improve my English.

Right     Please explain to me how to improve my English.

Wrong  We studied during four hours.

Right     We studied for four hours.

Wrong  Is ready my passport?

Right     Is my passport ready?

Wrong  You cannot buy all what you like!

Right     You cannot buy all that you like!

Wrong  She is success.

Right     She is successful.

Wrong  My mother wanted that I be doctor.

Right     My mother wanted me to be a doctor.

Wrong  The life is hard!

Right     Life is hard.

Wrong  How many childrens you have?

Right     How many children do you have?

Wrong  My brother has 10 years.

Right     My brother is 10 (years old).

Wrong  I want eat now.

Right     I want to eat now.

Wrong  You are very nice, as your mother.

Right     You are very nice, like your mother.

Wrong  She said me that she liked you.

Right     She told me that she liked you.

Wrong  My husband engineer.

Right     My husband is an engineer.

Wrong  I came Australia to study English.

Right     I came to Australia to study English.

Wrong  It is more hot now.

Right     It’s hotter now.

Wrong  You can give me an information?

Right     Can you give me some information?

Wrong  They cooked the dinner themself.

Right     They cooked the dinner themselves.

Wrong  Me and Johnny live here.

Right     Johnny and I live here.

Wrong  I closed very quietly the door.

Right     I closed the door very quietly.

Wrong  You like dance with me?

Right     Would you like to dance with me?

Wrong  I go always to school by subway.

Right     I always go to school by subway.

Wrong  If I will be in London, I will contact to you.

Right     If I am in London, I will contact you.

Wrong  We drive usually to home.

Right     We usually drive home.

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