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Common Mistakes in English Grammar

English grammar can be tricky, and even the most experienced speakers and writers can make mistakes from time to time. In this blog article, we will discuss some common grammar mistakes and how to avoid them.

Using "A" instead of "An"

One common mistake is using "a" instead of "an" before words that begin with a vowel sound. For example, saying "a apple" instead of "an apple." The correct usage is "an" before words that start with a vowel sound and "a" before words that start with a consonant sound. Here are some examples:

  • I need an umbrella today because it's raining.
  • She wants to be an actress when she grows up.
  • He is driving a red car.

Confusing "Its" and "It's"

Another common mistake is confusing the possessive form "its" with the contraction "it's." "Its" is used to show possession or ownership, while "it's" is a contraction of "it is" or "it has." Let's look at some examples:

  • The dog wagged its tail happily.
  • It's raining outside, so remember to bring an umbrella.
  • The company is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Subject-Verb Agreement

Subject-verb agreement is an important aspect of English grammar. It means that the verb must agree in number with its subject. For example, a singular subject should have a singular verb, and a plural subject should have a plural verb. Here are some examples of subject-verb agreement:

  • He plays tennis every weekend.
  • They are going to the movies tonight.
  • She enjoys reading books in her free time.

Using "Their" instead of "They're" or "There"

Mistaking "their" for "they're" or "there" is a common writing error. "Their" indicates possession, "they're" is a contraction of "they are," and "there" refers to a place or location. Let's look at some examples:

  • Their car broke down, so they're waiting for a tow truck over there.
  • They're going to their favorite restaurant for dinner tonight.
  • There is a big party at the park next weekend.

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a it (bit) more mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    He wants a little it more.

    He wants a lbittle bit more.

  • Incorrect:
    I think it would be rather neat to have a it less freedom.

    I think bit would be rather neat to have a bit less freedom.

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