We’ve already posted some advice on dealing with confusing English phrases, rules, and words. However, there are so much of them in English that it is always a good idea to look back at possible errors.
Below is the list of 71 common errors made by ESL students along with the corrections.
Wrong: I go usually to home.
Right: I usually go home.
Wrong: If I will be in Miami, I will message to you.
Right: If I am in Miami, I will message you.
Wrong: He goes always to school by bus.
Right: He always goes to school by bus.
Wrong: You like go out with me?
Right: Would you like to go out with me?
Wrong: Every players like the coach.
Right: Every player likes the coach.
Wrong: Where is gas station?
Right: Where is the gas station?
Wrong: I need go now.
Right: I need to go now.
Wrong: How many childrens they have?
Right: How many children do they have?
Wrong: His sister has 10 years.
Right: His sister is 10 (years old).
Wrong: Please explain me how learn new English words.
Right: Please explain to me how to learn new English words.
Wrong: We worked during five hours.
Right: We worked for five hours.
Wrong: Is ready my visa?
Right: Is my visa ready?
Wrong: You are very strong, as your father.
Right: You are very strong, like your father.
Wrong: I came the US to study English.
Right: I came to the US to study English.
Wrong: He said me that he liked her.
Right: He told me that he liked her.
Wrong: I will walk no further today.
Right: I will walk no farther today.
Wrong: My partner has the habit to arrive late.
Right: My partner has the habit of arriving late.
Wrong: He waited on the bus, but it didn’t come.
Right: He waited for the bus, but it didn’t come.
Wrong: You are suppose to prepare reports.
Right: You are supposed to prepare reports.
Wrong: She will bring the monopoly from her boyfriend.
Right: She will take the monopoly from her boyfriend.
Wrong: Who’s the best player, Peter or Billie?
Right: Who’s the better player, Peter or Billie?
Wrong: We’ll stay in New York for awhile.
Right: We’ll stay in New York for a while.
Wrong: My husband soccer player.
Right: My husband is a soccer player.
Wrong: Although it was cold, but we went to the beach.
Right: Although it was cold, we went to the beach.
Wrong: I enjoyed from the play.
Right: I enjoyed the play.
Wrong: There are less chairs.
Right: There are fewer chairs.
Wrong: This t-shirt is too enough for him.
Right: This t-shirt is too big for him.
Wrong: A greater amount of people are attending the conference this year.
Right: A greater number of people are attending the conference this year.
Wrong: She did not called me yesterday.
Right: She did not call me yesterday.
Wrong: I was boring in the office.
Right: I was bored in the office.
Wrong: You must to call her immediately.
Right: You must call her immediately.
Wrong: I look forward to meet you.
Right: I look forward to meeting you.
Wrong: He likes very much root beer.
Right: He likes root beer very much.
Wrong: You cannot get all what you want!
Right: You cannot get all that you want!
Wrong: My father wanted that my brother be lawyer.
Right: My father wanted my brother to be a lawyer.
Wrong: The life is hard!
Right: Life is hard.
Wrong: I am success.
Right: I am successful.
Wrong: I can to play football.
Right: I can play football.
Wrong: Where we can find a pharmacy?
Right: Where can we find a pharmacy?
Wrong: I have visited New York last weekend.
Right: I visited New York last weekend.
Wrong: The man which works in the shop is from Australia.
Right: The woman who works in the shop is from Australia.
Wrong: She’s married with a soccer player.
Right: She’s married to a soccer player.
Wrong: One of the plane is late.
Right: One of the planes is late.
Wrong: I enjoy to have a nap after dinner.
Right: I enjoy having a nap after dinner.
Wrong: This is the most unique painting.
Right: This is the unique painting.
Wrong: He could not decide among the two sweatshirts.
Right: He could not decide between the two sweatshirts.
Wrong: My sister has got a new work.
Right: My sister has got a new job/ has a new job
Wrong: He didn’t find nobody.
Right: He didn’t find anybody.
Wrong: My flight departs in 6:00 p.m
Right: My flight departs at 6:00 p.m.
Wrong: I plan I visit you next week.
Right: I plan I’ll visit you next week.
Wrong: You don’t listen me.
Right: You don’t listen to me.
Wrong: She speaks English very good.
Right: She speaks English very well.
Wrong: The L.A. police is coming here.
Right: The L.A. police are coming here.
Wrong: The car isn’t enough fast.
Right: The car isn’t fast enough.
Wrong: You should not to drink.
Right: You should not drink.
Wrong: Do you like a cup of tea?
Right: Would you like a cup of tea?
Wrong: There is eleven boys in the class.
Right: There are eleven boys in the class.
Wrong: It is more cold this week.
Right: It’s colder this week.
Wrong: Me and Susan live here.
Right: Susan and I live here.
Wrong: You can give him data?
Right: Can you give him some data?
Wrong: She closed very quietly the window.
Right: She closed the window very quietly.
Wrong: They built the house themself.
Right: They built the house themselves.
Wrong: She lives in United States.
Right: She lives in the United States.
Wrong: When he will arrive, he will call me.
Right: When he arrives, he will call me.
Wrong: I’ve been here since five years.
Right: I’ve been here for five years.
Wrong: Susan likes Math more than English.
Right: Susan likes Math more than she likes English.
Wrong: It is John’s and Molly’s house.
Right: It is John and Molly’s house.
Wrong: She almost printed all of the reports.
Right: She printed almost all the reports.
Wrong: Whom do you think she is?
Right: Who do you think she is?
Wrong: Any of the two girls can play volleyball.
Right: Either of the two girls can play volleyball.
Wrong: She is elder than her brother.
Right: She is older than her brother.