Common mistake what it (is) happening

Common Mistake: Using "is" unnecessarily

One common mistake that many people make is using the word "is" unnecessarily in their sentences.


The word "is" is a form of the verb "to be," and it is used to indicate a state or condition. However, it is often overused or used inappropriately, leading to grammatically incorrect sentences.


Incorrect: "What it is happening?"

Correct: "What is happening?"

In the incorrect example, the word "is" is used unnecessarily before the verb "happening." The correct sentence only requires the word "is" once before the verb.

How to avoid this mistake:

  • Pay attention to your sentence structure and make sure you are not using "is" unnecessarily.
  • Review your sentences and simplify them whenever possible.
  • Ensure that you are using the appropriate verb forms and tenses for your intended meaning.

Linguix is a grammar checker that can help you catch and correct this type of mistake. It provides real-time suggestions and explanations to improve your writing. With Linguix, you can enhance your grammar skills and produce error-free content.

what it (is) happening mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    He didn't know what it going on.

    He didn't know what is going on.

  • Incorrect:
    Don't you know anything else about what it happening?

    Don't you know anything else about what is happening?

  • Incorrect:
    At least give me an idea about what it coming, some sooner than others.

    At least give me an idea about what is coming, some sooner than others.

  • Incorrect:
    Please either tell us exactly what it happening.

    Please eisher tell us exactly what is happening.

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