Common mistake responds vs. response

Common Mistake: Responds vs. Response

One common mistake that is often made in English grammar is the confusion between the words "responds" and "response". While they may seem similar, they have different meanings and uses.

Responds

The word "responds" is a verb, and it is the third person singular form of the verb "respond". It is used when referring to someone or something that reacts or answers to a particular action or situation. For example:

  • She responds quickly to emails.
  • The dog responds well to training.

Response

On the other hand, "response" is a noun, and it is used to refer to an action or a statement made in reaction to something. It is the answer or reply given in response to a question or a situation. For example:

  • Thank you for your prompt response.
  • His response to the criticism was thoughtful.

It is important to note that "response" is a singular noun and does not have a plural form. Therefore, it should not be used in the plural form "responses" to refer to multiple replies.

For instance, instead of saying "I have received multiple responses to my email", it is more appropriate to say "I have received multiple emails in response to my email".

Remember, using the correct word in the appropriate context is essential for effective communication in English.

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responds vs. response mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Thanks for you kind response.

    Correct:
    Thanks for your kind response.

  • Incorrect:
    I appreciate you quick response.

    Correct:
    I appreciate your quick response.

  • Correct:
    Do you mean response instead of JQL?
  • Correct:
    But that won’t give you instantaneous response obviously.
  • Incorrect:
    You response within an hour.

    Correct:
    You respond|Your response within an hour.

  • Incorrect:
    Thanks for you response.

    Correct:
    Thanks for you respond|your response.

  • Incorrect:
    I have seen your responds.

    Correct:
    I have seen your response|you respond.

  • Incorrect:
    They response within an hour.

    Correct:
    They respond|Their response within an hour.

  • Incorrect:
    They response within an hour.

    Correct:
    They respond within an hour.

  • Incorrect:
    He response quickly.

    Correct:
    He responds quickly.

  • Incorrect:
    He will response quickly.

    Correct:
    He will respond quickly.

  • Incorrect:
    Otherwise, I will response to your message when I get back.

    Correct:
    Otherwise, I will respond to your message when I get back.

  • Incorrect:
    I want to response quickly.

    Correct:
    I want to respond quickly.

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