Common mistake missing verb (dont't what / dont't know what)

Common Grammar Mistakes: Missing Verbs

One of the most common grammatical errors that people make is omitting verbs in a sentence. Without a verb, a sentence becomes incomplete and lacks the necessary action or state of being.


  • Incorrect: I don't what to do.
  • Correct: I don't know what to do.
  • Incorrect: She always the first one to arrive.
  • Correct: She is always the first one to arrive.
  • Incorrect: We at the park yesterday.
  • Correct: We played at the park yesterday.

As you can see from the examples above, omitting a verb can lead to confusion and an incomplete thought. Always ensure that your sentences have a clear and appropriate verb.

Grammar checkers, like Linguix Grammar Checker, can be incredibly useful in identifying and correcting missing verbs in your writing. They can help you to avoid such mistakes and enhance the overall clarity and coherence of your sentences.

missing verb (dont't what / dont't know what) mistake examples

  • Correct:
    One problem is that you often don't where a sentence starts and ends.
  • Correct:
    I don't even what this means.
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