Students, who are learning to speak English, whether beginners, intermediates or more advanced, can make mistakes with English grammar. These mistakes can easily be repeated many times and are very common in students that are learning English. Once students learn how to correct these mistakes, they are well on the way to improving their English. Here are my 10 advanced grammar rules, which confuse most English learners:
Choosing the correct tense
Incorrect: I have been in London last spring.
Correct: I was in London last spring.
This refers to a specific event and time (last spring) so the past simple tense should be used and not the present simple (have been).
Homophones are words that sound the same when pronounced but are spelt differently and have different meanings:
There Over there you will find the paper you are looking for.
They’re They are going to the party later today.
Their Their parents are away on holiday.
Which Which is the way to the station?
Witch a wicked witch is in the children’s story they are reading in class today.
Wait She just missed the train so she will have to wait for 20 minutes for the next train to London.
Weight The weight of the punnet of strawberries is 2 kilos.
Weak She is weak after running the marathon.
Week There are seven days in a week.
Rain it is forecast to rain tomorrow.
Reign the queen will reign for many years.
Check Please check the price of the potatoes.
Cheque I will write you a Cheque for the items i am buying.
To we are going to the party tonight.
Two Neha and Mohit have two children.
Too They are going to the party too (in this case too means as well)
Here Here are the books you wanted.
Hear can you hear the sound of rain on the window?
See can you see the deer running across the field?
Sea the sea is very rough today. No one is swimming.
There are many homophones, which are confusing but have to be learnt.
Plural of nouns
Incorrect: my brother has three childrens.
Correct: my brother has three children.
Changing singular forms to plural forms can be difficult to learn. Here are some more examples:
1 man 2 men
1 woman 2 women
1 child 2 children
1 witch 2 witches
1 goose 2 geese
1 mouse 2 mice
As you can see from these examples sometimes the letter(s) change(s) and sometimes an ‘e’ is added as well the letter ‘s’. Learning the correct spellings will help but these plurals do need to be learnt.
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