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Common Mistakes in English Grammar


English grammar can be tricky, and even the most experienced writers and speakers make mistakes from time to time. In this article, we will discuss some common grammar errors that people often make and provide examples to help you understand them better.

Mistake 1: Subject-Verb Agreement

One of the most common grammar mistakes is related to subject-verb agreement. This occurs when the subject and the verb in a sentence do not agree in number.

  • Incorrect: The book was on the table.
  • Correct: The books were on the table.

Mistake 2: Misplaced Apostrophes

Apostrophes are often misused in both possessive and contraction forms. Many people confuse "it's" with "its" and vice versa, leading to grammatically incorrect sentences.

  • Incorrect: The dog wagged it's tail.
  • Correct: The dog wagged its tail.

Mistake 3: Run-on Sentences

Run-on sentences occur when two or more independent clauses are improperly joined together without proper punctuation or conjunctions.

  • Incorrect: I went to the store she was closed.
  • Correct: I went to the store, but she was closed.

Mistake 4: Using "I" instead of "Me" or vice versa

Many people get confused when using "I" and "me" in sentences. Sometimes they use "I" when it should be "me" and vice versa.

  • Incorrect: John and I went to the movies.
  • Correct: John and me went to the movies.

Mistake 5: Sentence Fragments

Sentence fragments are incomplete sentences that lack either a subject or a verb.

  • Incorrect: While waiting for the bus.
  • Correct: I read a book while waiting for the bus.

Linguix grammar checker is a helpful tool that can assist you in identifying and correcting these common grammar mistakes as you write!

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  • Correct:
    You are advised look after your belongings.
  • Correct:
    Look after your belongings.
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