#EngClass: English Common Mistakes (3)

1) When ‘wait’ is followed by an indirect project, we have to use the preposition ‘for’. It should be “wait for somethingnot “wait something.”

Example:

  • I waited for the postman but he never came.

2) ‘Inform’ must have a direct object. It should be “inform someone about/of something.” Example:

  • “I’m writing to inform you that I’m leaving,” not “I’m writing to inform that I’m leaving.”

3) ‘Attend’ means to go to an event/place etc and it’s never followed by “to”. It should be “attend an event/place,” not “attend to an event/place.”

4) ‘Could’ is followed by an infinitive verb without “to”. You should say “could do something,” not “could to do something.”

5) ‘Discuss’ is never followed by ‘about.’ It should be “we need to discuss our project,” not “We need to discuss about our project.”

6) When ‘participate’ is followed by a direct object, always use the preposition “in.”

Example:

  • Nia participates in a lot of English competitions.

7) When ‘provide’ is followed by an indirect object, always use the preposition “with.”

Example:

  • Could you provide us with a list of hotels?

8) When ‘search’ has an indirect preposition, use the preposition “for.”

Example:

  • Henry is still searching for his lost keys.

9) ‘Seek’ is not followed by a preposition.

Example:

  • I went to the beach seeking inspiration.

10) ‘Succeed’ is usually followed by the preposition “in.

Example:

  • I hope you’ll succeed in your new job.

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglisTips4U on Thusrday, November 15, 2012.


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