Incorrect: Please wait inside the white line. Incorrect: Tell me why did you do that? You could teach English here in the U. Correct: I have a Chinese pen pal. Incorrect: While walking along the street, I met my friend. Correct: His house was struck by lightning last night. Incorrect: What we need is themost perfect plan. Correct: I found it very difficult to deal with this physics problem.
Incorrect: The door was shut when I returned home. Correct: Where are you going for Deepavali? Students should be required to print their essays in only black ink. Incorrect: The frigthen women screamed. Incorrect: Where areyou come from? Mistake 4: Writing in the first-person in academic contexts Writing in the first-person in an academic context can make a piece of writing read as informal, subjective and biased; it is a major no-no in the context of academic writing. Because of this, spelling words and constructing phrases in English can be very challenging for native Chinese speakers.
Correct: Would you like something to drink? Example 1: Incorrect: She tried to sneak out of the house her mother saw her leaving. Incorrect: I want to reduce my weight. Incorrect: An American old couple visited him last week. Incorrect: Your coat is broken. Incorrect: We learn not at the school, but in life. Correct: It was difficult to get a good job.
Incorrect: He is fighting for his life. We had to push hardly to open it. A vague pronoun reference including words such as it, that, this, and which can leave the reader confused about what or to whom the pronoun refers. Incorrect: The experience is the mother of wisdom. Correct: Neither I nor you cleansthe board. You live, work, or study in a city or a country. Correct: After dinner, my mother suggested goingfor a walk.
Below you will find ten common mistakes among students of English as a second language. As for the intangible, one may have less joy in one's life, but fewer regrets. Incorrect: He neither has talent nor the desire to learn. That is used when the information being added is essential to the understanding of the sentence. Incorrect: I looked at mein the mirror. Correct: I have been abroad for 10 years. Correct: After finally setting off on the trail, he felt the morning was more exciting.
Incorrect: Do you have anypencil? Correct: How do you feel now? Correct: Killing the robbers is something the detective would not do. Correct: You can sit next to me. Correct: As the citizens of Hong Kong, it is necessary for us to help the police in their fight against crime. Irony and Coincidence Too many people claim something is the former when they actually mean the latter. Correct: He was so tense before the interview that he had to take a tranquilliser. Incorrect: It is me who won the first prize last year. Correct: Please allow me two more hours.
Correct: The standard of living of Singapore people is reasonablyhigh. Correct: Please give me a detailedschedule of the meeting. Correct: The quality of these products is superior to that of the others. Correct: Twenty-five-year-old Thomas Pang is regarded as mature enough to be elected president of the party. Correct: I do not know why this happened.
Correct: He is capable of getting his work done without help. Incorrect: Joanna was painful when her boyfriend left her. Incorrect: How many Chinese letters do you know? Common Mistakes in English Image. Example 2: Incorrect: He wanted to gradually improve his strength by increasing the weight. Correct: The wasteful use of water in factories leads to a shortage of water.