Common mistake knot (not)

Common Mistakes in English Grammar

English grammar can be a tricky thing, with countless rules and exceptions to remember. Even native English speakers often make mistakes in their writing and speaking. In this article, we will highlight some common grammar mistakes and provide examples to help you avoid them.

1. Confusing "knot" and "not"

One common mistake is confusing the word "knot" with "not." While they may sound similar, they have completely different meanings.


  • Incorrect: I will knot go to the party tonight.
  • Correct: I will not go to the party tonight.

As you can see, "knot" refers to a tightly tied loop, while "not" is used to express negation.

2. Misusing apostrophes

Another common error is misusing apostrophes. Apostrophes are used for contractions and possessives, but they are not intended for pluralization.


  • Incorrect: The cat's are playing in the yard.
  • Correct: The cats are playing in the yard.

In this case, the correct usage is "cats" without an apostrophe, as it is a simple plural noun.

3. Incorrect subject-verb agreement

Subject-verb agreement is an essential grammar rule that can lead to confusion if not used correctly. The subject and verb of a sentence must agree in number.


  • Incorrect: The book seems interesting.
  • Correct: The books seem interesting.

In this instance, the plural subject "books" requires the plural verb form "seem" instead of "seems."

These are just a few examples of common grammar mistakes that people often make. It is important to proofread your writing carefully and double-check your grammar to ensure clear and correct communication.

Linguix Grammar Checker is a useful tool that can help you identify and correct grammar mistakes in your writing, allowing you to improve your English grammar skills.

knot (not) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    This should knot have happened.

    This should not have happened.

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