Common mistake whatcha (what are you)

Common Mistakes in English Grammar


English grammar can be a tricky subject, even for native speakers. It's easy to fall into common mistakes that can impact your writing or speaking. In this article, we'll explore some of these common errors and provide examples to help you avoid them.

Subject-Verb Agreement

One of the most common mistakes in English grammar is subject-verb agreement. This occurs when the subject and verb do not match in number. For example:

  • Incorrect: "The group of students is playing soccer."
  • Correct: "The group of students are playing soccer."

Here, the subject "group" is singular, but the verb "are" is plural. To correct this error, we need to use the singular verb "is".

Using Wrong Verb Tenses

Another frequent mistake is using incorrect verb tenses. This can lead to confusion and unclear communication. For instance:

  • Incorrect: "I go to the park yesterday."
  • Correct: "I went to the park yesterday."

In the incorrect sentence, the past tense "go" is used instead of the correct past tense "went". This error can be easily fixed by using the appropriate verb tense.

Confusing "Your" and "You're"

One common error that even proficient English speakers make is confusing "your" and "you're". These two words have different meanings:

  • Incorrect: "Your going to love this book!"
  • Correct: "You're going to love this book!"

In the incorrect sentence, "your" is used instead of "you're" which stands for "you are". To avoid this mistake, always double-check which word is appropriate based on the intended meaning of the sentence.

Improper Use of Apostrophes

Apostrophes are often misused, especially when it comes to possessive forms. Take the following example:

  • Incorrect: "The dog's are barking."
  • Correct: "The dogs are barking."

In the incorrect sentence, an apostrophe is mistakenly used before "s" in the plural noun "dogs". Remember, apostrophes are used to show possession or to form contractions, not to make a word plural.

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whatcha (what are you) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Whatcha doing?

    What are you doing?

  • Incorrect:
    Whatcha have?

    What do you|What are you have?

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