Although English is a foreign language yet its important to learn in our country, If you needs to survive just out of your state now English is must...! then what about living out of country without knowing this Global Interconnection Language...? Yes I considered English as GIL after watching the promos of a Hindi movie English Vinglish...
Today a large number of peoples try to learn the language, not only in India but globally, but it is essential for us to know how to speak and write in English correctly to support this here I'm posting the common errors that we make while speak and writing in English...
"Be perfect in Grammar to make sentence Glamour"
There are some pair of words in English that sounds quite similar or may have same words placed in different order, which differs in their meaning, such errors can change the whole meaning of a sentence, so proper care must be taken to avoid such mistakes. Here is a list of commonly confused pairs.
i. Advice, Advise
Advice :- Counsel, Instruction (noun)
Advise :- To give advice, To notify (verb)
Wrong usage: My friend always gives me good advise.
My friend adviced him to work hard.
Right usage: My friend always gives me good advice.
My friend advised him to work hard.
ii. Adapt, Adopt, Adept
Adapt :- Make fit for a change (verb)
Adopt :- To choose something (verb)
Adept :- Skilled one (adjective)
Wrong usage: You must adopt yourself to the changed conditions.
He has now adapted the proper course of action.
Ram is an adapt in the art of drawing.
Right usage: You must adapt yourself to the changed conditions.
He has now adopted the proper course of action.
Ram is an adept in the art of drawing.
iii. Alter, Altar
Alter :- To change (verb)
Altar :- A raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made (noun)
Wrong usage: I don't want to altar my decision.
We made an offering at the alter.
Right usage: I don't want to alter my decision.
We made an offering at the altar.
iv. Angel, Angle
Angel :- Messenger of god (noun)
Angle :- A point where two lines meet (noun)
Wrong usage: A square has four angels.
I saw an angle in my dream.
Right usage: A square has four angles.
I saw an angel in my dream.
v. Beautiful, Handsome
Beautiful :- Attractive (adjective)
Handsome :- Pleasing in appearance (adjective)
Wrong usage: Jessica is a handsome woman
Alex is a beautiful man
Right usage: Jessica is a beautiful woman
Alex is a handsome man
vi. Check, Cheque
Check :- To examine/ To Stop (verb)
Cheque :- Written order to a bank for money (noun)
Wrong usage: Cheque you bag before coming to school.
I have issued you a crossed check.
Right usage: Check you bag before coming to school.
I have issued you a crossed cheque.
vii. Ceiling, Sealing
Ceiling :- Top surface of room, roof (noun)
Sealing :- To stamp with seal(verb)
Wrong usage: Sealing of my house is very bad.
I got a ceiled parcel.
Right usage: Ceiling of my house is very bad.
I got a sealed parcel.
viii. Discover, Invent
Discover :- To make known previously unknown thing(verb)
Invent :- To create something new(verb)
Wrong usage: Vasco-da-Gama invented the sea route to India
Television was discovered by Baird
Right usage: Vasco-da-Gama discovered the sea route to India
Television was invented by Baird
ix. Fair, Fare
Fair :- Attractive (adjective)
An exhibition (noun)
Without fraud or cheating(adjective) [ I'll tell about these words next ]
Fare :- Price charged
Wrong usage: They are going to fare today.
What is the bus fair from Bangalore to Mumbai...?
Right usage: They are going to fair today.
What is the bus fare from Bangalore to Mumbai...?
x. There, Their
There :- At that place
Their :- Them
Wrong usage: You can take it from their.
Some one hit there car.
Right usage: You can take it from there.
Some one hit their car.
b. Common errors in the use of Gender
Many mistakes are committed by us because we do not know the right use of genders, they often confused about Masculine, Feminine and Neuter genders
i. Wrong usage : My friend is without marriage.
Right usage : My friend is a bachelor.
ii. Wrong usage : He married a woman Jew.
Right usage : He married a Jewess.
iii. Wrong usage : The milk-woman will be late today.
Right usage : The milk-maid will be late today.
iv. Wrong usage : She is a woman priest.
Right usage : She is a priestess.
c. Common errors in the use of Singular and Plural
This is all about the usage of s and es. A noun denoting more than one person or thing is called plural, if not that may be a singular.., lets look at the usage, errors and corrections..
i. Wrong : He has prepared several dishs.
Right : He has prepared several dishes.
ii. Wrong : He has purchased two pianoes.
Right : He has purchased two pianos.
iii. Wrong : I saw the thiefs yesterday morning.
Right : I saw the thieves yesterday morning.
iv. Wrong : He has two childrens / Childs
Right : He has two children.
v. Wrong : He bought three dozens of Oranges.
Right : He bought three dozen of Oranges.
vi. Wrong : I have two man-servants.
Right : I have two men-servants.
vii. Wrong : She purchased two pairs of shoe.
Right : She purchased two pairs of shoes.
viii. Wrong : He helps the poors.
Right : He helps the poor.
ix. Wrong : My hairs are grey in color.
Right : My hair is grey in color.
d. Common errors in the Construction of Sentences
These are some errors during the formation of a sentence, this can be avoided by a careful observation while framing the sentences...
i. Wrong : Both yourself and your son are intelligent
Right : Both you and your son are intelligent.
ii. Wrong : Alex had a son in U.K. would send him enough money to meet his expenses.
Right : Alex had a son in U.K. who would send him enough money to meet his expenses.
iii. Wrong : Jessi is the very girl whom of all other I most love.
Right : Jessi is the girl I most love.
iv. Wrong : Everyone of these girls are beautiful.
Right : Every one of these girls is beautiful.
v. Wrong : Neither Ben does sing, nor I do.
Right : Neither does Ben sings, nor do I.
vi. Wrong : Each of the clerk in this office are efficient.
Right : Each of the clerk in this office is efficient.
e. Common errors in the use of Pronouns
A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a Noun an error in the usage of these words may create some embracing satiation so here are some instances for that...,
i. Wrong : Let John and I go to his house.
ii. Wrong : Our's is not a larger house.
Right : Ours is not a larger house.
iii. Wrong : All is not a gold that glitters.
Right : All that glitters is not gold .
iv. Wrong : It was me who punished.Right : It was I who punished.
v. Wrong : Who do you want...?Right : Whom do you want...?
vi. Wrong : Your's faithfully.
Right : Yours faithfully.
f. Common errors in the use of Adjectives
An Adjective is a word used to add something to the meaning of a Noun...
i. Wrong : These flowers smell sweetly.
Right : These flowers smell sweet.
ii. Wrong : Alex is my eldest brother.
Right : Alex is my oldest brother.
iii. Wrong : Open your book at 23rd page.
Right : Open your book at page 23.
iv. Wrong : The rich people should help poors.
Right : The rich people should help poor.
v. Wrong : I prefer milk than tea.
Right : I prefer milk to tea.
vi. Wrong : He did not buy some pencils.
Right : He did not buy any pencils.
So the Wanderer comes back again with some more errors next time hope you will welcome him in the same way, with the same curiosity...!