Friday, 21 December 2012

Common Errors in English


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"

a. Errors due to the confusion of English words
    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.
   Right :  Let John and me 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...!
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  1. you could add some more to this and hope you will make it better...!!!

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