Common mistake it sais (says)

Common Mistake: "it sais" instead of "it says"

One of the most common mistakes in English grammar is confusing the word "sais" with "says". This mistake often occurs because "sais" looks similar to "says", but it is incorrect.

The Correct Form: "it says"

The correct form to use when referring to the third-person singular present tense is "it says". The word "says" is derived from the verb "say", and it is used when talking about something that is being stated or expressed by a singular subject.

For example:

  • Incorrect: "It sais that the party starts at 8 PM."
  • Correct: "It says that the party starts at 8 PM."

In the correct sentence, "says" is used to indicate that the statement is being made by "it" (the subject). Remember, "says" is the proper form when referring to the third-person singular present tense.

While it is important to be aware of this common mistake, it is also helpful to have a tool that can assist in catching such errors in your writing. Linguix grammar checker is an excellent tool that can help identify and correct grammar mistakes, including the confusion between "sais" and "says".

it sais (says) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    He sais something.

    He says something.

  • Incorrect:
    They sai something.

    They say something.

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