#EngGame: English Common Mistakes

Hello, fellas! It’s Thursday already! How’s your day? Weekend is coming closer :))

Well, tonight I want you to correct some mistakes in the sentences. Hope you’re not sleepy yet, fellas. Are you ready?

  1. I had an interested conversation with Keenan yesterday.
  2. We have been living in London since a long time.
  3. I’ve just cleaned this room so try not to do a mess.
  4. Those were big dogs, weren’t them?
  5. Try eat more vegetables if you really want to lose weight.
  6. It’s hard not to be a bit jealousy of her success.
  7. Steven is more taller than I remember.
  8. If you are bored we can do a game of chess.
  9. She was born on midnight.

Time’s up, fellas! Have you corrected the sentences? I bet you can correct all of the mistakes, rite?

Now, I’m going to give the correct sentences with their explanation. Don’t forget to count your scores ;)

  1. I had an INTERESTING conversation with Keenan yesterday. INTERESTING is used to describe something. INTERESTED describes how we feel.
  2. We have been living in London FOR a long time. FOR is used with a length of time. SINCE points the beginning of a period of time.
  3. I’ve just cleaned this room so try not to MAKE A MESS. Make a mess is a collocation, so we should use make a mess, not do a mess.
  4. Those were big dogs, weren’t THEY?. THEY is a pronoun used as the subject of a verb. THEM is used with the object of a clause.
  5. Try EATING or TO EAT more vegetables if you really want to lose weight. TRY needs to be followed by an -ing verb or ‘to’.
  6. It’s hard not to be a bit JEALOUS of her success. JEALOUS is an adjective, JEALOUSY is a noun.
  7. Steven is TALLER than I remember. MORE is not needed in this sentence. TALLER is the correct comparative adjective.
  8. If you are bored we can PLAY a game of chess. Don’t forget that chess is a game. If it’s a game, we use PLAY, not DO.
  9. She was born AT midnight. We use AT to show the times, not ON. We use AT because there’s a particular time which is 12 o’clock in the middle of night. AT is used to show an exact or a particular time. Meanwhile, ON is used to show when something happens. e.g. Many shops don’t open on Sundays or What are you doing on Friday?

That’s a wrap, fellas! I have to end today’s session. Have a good rest so that your Friday’d be wonderful! Good night :)

Compiled by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on June 27, 2013

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