#EngTrivia: English Common Mistakes

1. Which one is correct? Listen something or listen to something? The right one is listen to something. Why? Because when LISTEN is followed by a direct object, we have to use the preposition ‘to’? It should be ‘listen to something’ NOT ‘listen something’. e.g. Pete never LISTENS TO what his teachers say.

2. Lunch time or lunchtime? Apparently some of you have guessed it wrong. It should be ‘lunchtime’ NOT ‘lunch time’. Remember that lunchtime is written as one word. Lunchtime: the time in the middle of day when most people eat a meal. e.g. What are you doing at lunchtime?

3. Please note that NEVER usually goes directly before the main verb UNLESS if the main verb is am/is/was or were, then NEVER goes after it.He NEVER buys me a meal or He is NEVER here before 8 pm. Do you see the difference between both sentences?

4. If you want to describe how regularly something is repeated, which one you should use? Everyday or every day? Everyday means ordinary. e.g. The everyday lives of ordinary people in Jakarta.  If you want to describe how regularly something is repeated, you’ve to use ‘every day’. e.g. I drink a glass of milk every day Remember that everyday is an adjective and is usually used before a noun.

5. Last, is this sentence correct? My brother really likes heavy metal but i hate it. Please keep it in your mind that ‘I’ is always written with a capital ‘I’. Don’t write ‘I’ with small letter (i). e.g. My brother really likes heavy metal but I hate it NOT My brother really likes heavy metal but i hate it.

That’s a wrap, fellas. Have a great day!

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U  on February 21, 2013

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