Common mistake here (hear)

Common English Grammar Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

As an English grammar guru, I'm here to help you identify and fix some common mistakes that many people make. By avoiding these errors, you can improve your writing and communication skills.

1. Confusing "here" and "hear"

One common mistake that people make is confusing the words "here" and "hear." These two words have similar spellings but different meanings.

  • "Here" refers to a specific location or place, indicating the position of something or someone. For example:
    • I am here at the park.
    • Can you come here and help me?
  • "Hear" is a verb that means to perceive sound with your ears. It is used to describe the action of listening. For example:
    • I can hear the birds chirping outside.
    • Did you hear what she said?

2. Misusing apostrophes

Another common mistake involves the misuse of apostrophes. Apostrophes are typically used to show possession or in contractions.

  • For possession, use the apostrophe before the "s" to indicate that something belongs to someone or something. For example:
    • The dog's bone (the bone belongs to the dog)
    • Sarah's car (the car belongs to Sarah)
  • In contractions, apostrophes are used to combine two words by replacing some letters. For example:
    • They're (they are)
    • Can't (cannot)

It's essential to use apostrophes correctly to avoid confusion and maintain proper grammar.

3. Using the wrong verb tense

Using the wrong verb tense is a common mistake that can alter the meaning of a sentence. The correct verb tense should match the intended timeframe.

For example:

  • She watch the movie last night. (incorrect)
  • She watched the movie last night. (correct)

Using the correct verb tense helps to accurately convey the sequence of events and ensures clarity in your writing.

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here (hear) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    We say, here here, it couldn't have happened to a nicer film/bloke.

    We say, hear hear, it couldn't have happened to a nicer film/bloke.

  • Correct:
    Look here, here and here.
  • Incorrect:
    I can here you!

    I can hear you!

  • Incorrect:
    I can almost here you crying.

    I can almost hear you crying.

  • Incorrect:
    Glad to here that!

    Glad to hear that!

  • Incorrect:
    She was surprised to here that!

    She was surprised to hear that!

  • Correct:
    I live pretty close to here.
  • Correct:
    There are people who live close to here that won't even come.
  • Incorrect:
    I hope to here from you soon.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

  • Incorrect:
    If you don't here from me in a day...

    If you don't hear from me in a day...

  • Incorrect:
    If you do not here from me in a day...

    If you do not hear from me in a day...

  • Incorrect:
    You won't here from me again.

    You won't hear from me again.

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