Common mistake problem-solve

Common Grammar Mistakes in English

1. Problem-solve

The noun or verb "problem-solve" is spelled with a hyphen. For example, "She is an expert in problem-solving."

2. Spelling Mistake with Noun or Verb

It is important to distinguish whether a word should be used as a noun or a verb. For instance, "affect" is a verb, while "effect" is a noun.


  • The rainy weather affected the attendance at the picnic. (verb)
  • The effect of the heavy rainfall was flooding in the city. (noun)

3. Incorrect Spelling of Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs often cause confusion because they can be written as separate words or joined by a hyphen. It is important to know which form is correct.


  • I need to back up my important files. (verb + adverb)
  • The computer needs a backup system. (adjective + noun)
  • She couldn't break up with her toxic boyfriend. (verb + adverb)
  • The breakup was devastating for both of them. (noun)

Linguix grammar checker is a helpful tool for identifying and correcting such common mistakes in English writing.

problem-solve mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    There are many different approaches to problem solving.

    There are many different approaches to problem-solving.

  • Incorrect:
    I problem solved it by reading about it on the Internet.

    I problem-solved it by reading about it on the Internet.

  • Incorrect:
    I didn't problem solve it yet.

    I didn't problem-solve it yet.

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