Common mistake Most of our times (time)

Common Grammar Mistakes: Using "Times" Instead of "Time"

One of the most common mistakes in English grammar is incorrectly using "times" instead of "time." While the two words seem similar, they have different meanings and usage patterns. Let's take a closer look at this common error and understand how to avoid it.

Using "Times" to Indicate Frequency

The word "times" is often misused when expressing frequency. In such cases, it is important to use the word "time" instead.

  • Incorrect: I go to the gym three times a week.
  • Correct: I go to the gym three times a week.

In the correct example, the noun form "time" is used to indicate the number of gym visits per week. This is the appropriate usage for expressing frequency.

Using "Time" as a Countable Noun

Another common mistake is using "times" as a countable noun, which is not grammatically correct. Instead, "time" should be used to indicate countable units.

  • Incorrect: I have visited Paris two times.
  • Correct: I have visited Paris two times.

The correct example expresses the countable unit of visits using the noun "time," followed by the quantity.

It's important to note that counting or expressing frequency is just one aspect where "times" and "time" differ. The appropriate usage of these words relies on the context and their intended meanings.

As English learners, it's common to make such mistakes. However, it's essential to be aware of them and strive for proper grammar usage. Using a grammar checker tool like Linguix can help identify and correct these errors effortlessly.

Most of our times (time) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    We spend most of our times here.

    We spend most of our time here.

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