Common mistake What (is) up?

Common Grammar Mistakes and How to Correct Them

Grammar errors are an all too common occurrence in writing. Even native English speakers can often make mistakes without even realizing it. This article aims to highlight some of the most common grammar mistakes and provide tips on how to correct them.

Mistake 1: Missing Verb

One common mistake is forgetting to include a verb in a sentence. For example, saying "What up?" instead of "What is up?" omits the verb "is". This can easily be corrected by adding the missing verb:

  • Incorrect: What up?
  • Correct: What is up?

Mistake 2: Subject-Verb Agreement

Subject-verb agreement refers to ensuring that the verb matches the subject in terms of number and person. A common mistake is using the wrong verb form with a plural subject. For example:

  • Incorrect: The group of students were excited.
  • Correct: The group of students was excited.

Mistake 3: Misusing Apostrophes

Apostrophes are often misused, causing confusion and altering the meaning of a sentence. One common error is using an apostrophe to indicate a plural, which is incorrect. For example:

  • Incorrect: I have three apple's.
  • Correct: I have three apples.

These are just a few examples of common grammar mistakes. Luckily, tools like the Linguix grammar checker can help identify and correct these errors, ensuring your writing is error-free and professional.

What (is) up? mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    What wrong with that?

    What is wrong with that?

  • Incorrect:
    What going on with you?

    What is going on with you?

  • Correct:
    Germany, which up until the 1953 Debt agreement had to work on the assumption that all the Marshall Plan aid was to be repaid, spent its funds very carefully.
  • Correct:
    This will affect any SmartThings-branded Z wave devices, which right now is just the hub and the future “extend” dongle.
  • Incorrect:
    What your name?

    What is your name?

  • Correct:
    What the hell?
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