Common mistake I as (was) looking

The Most Common Grammar Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Grammar mistakes can be embarrassing, sometimes even changing the meaning of what you are trying to express. However, by being aware of the most common errors, you can improve your writing skills and avoid these pitfalls.

Mistake #1: Using "I" instead of "me" or vice versa

One common mistake is using "I" when "me" is the correct pronoun, or using "me" when "I" should be used. For example:

  • Incorrect: "John went to the store with Sarah and I."
  • Correct: "John went to the store with Sarah and me."

Mistake #2: Confusing "your" and "you're"

Another frequently encountered mistake is mixing up "your" and "you're." While "your" is a possessive pronoun, "you're" is a contraction of "you are." Take a look at this example:

  • Incorrect: "Your going to love this movie!"
  • Correct: "You're going to love this movie!"

Mistake #3: Misusing apostrophes

Apostrophes are commonly misused in contractions and possessives. An apostrophe should never be used to form a plural noun. Consider the following example:

  • Incorrect: "The cat's are cute."
  • Correct: "The cats are cute."

Mistake #4: Improper use of "their," "they're," and "there"

It's easy to mix up these homophones, but understanding their distinct meanings is essential for clear writing. Here's an example:

  • Incorrect: "Their going to the party, but there late."
  • Correct: "They're going to the party, but they're late."

Mistake #5: Run-on sentences and comma splices

Run-on sentences and comma splices occur when two or more independent clauses are joined incorrectly. Instead of separating them with a comma, it's more appropriate to use a period, semicolon, or coordinating conjunction. Consider the following:

  • Incorrect: "She was tired, she went to bed."
  • Correct: "She was tired, so she went to bed."
  • Correct: "She was tired; she went to bed."

Linguix grammar checker is an excellent tool to help you avoid these common mistakes and improve your writing overall.

I as (was) looking mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Thanks, that showed what I as looking for.

    Thanks, that showed what I was looking for.

  • Correct:
    Baldwin described it as being as smooth as flying.
  • Correct:
    Think of it as having slapped them in the face a few times.
  • Correct:
    Otherwise, the community sees it as trolling, regardless of the intent.
  • Correct:
    Armoured cars were first used in large numbers on both sides during World War I as scouting vehicles.
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