GRAMMAR MISTAKES - The embarrassing mistakes a person makes in public


This compilation of corrections to common grammar gaffes may save you from unintended awkward moments.

Mistake: When I will arrive, I will call you. ×
Correct: When I arrive, I will call you. ⇃

Mistake: He don't care about me anymore. ×
Correct: He doesn’t care about me anymore. ⇃

Mistake: I am not speaking to nobody here. ×
Correct: I am not speaking to anybody here. ⇃

Mistake: To gain insights on the matter … ×
Correct: To gain insights into the matter … ⇃

Mistake: Irregardless of what she said, he should not have punched her. ×
Correct: Regardless of what she said, he should not have punched her. ⇃

Mistake: Can you borrow me $2? ×
Correct: Can you lend me $2? I May I borrow $2? ⇃

Mistake: I am staying in Jurong. ×
Correct: I live in Jurong. ⇃

Mistake: He plays computer games everyday. ×
Correct: He plays computer games every day. ⇃

Mistake: I prefer green tea more than English tea. ×
Correct: I prefer green tea to English tea. ⇃

Mistake: On hindsight, I should have attended that meeting. ×
Correct: In hindsight, I should have attended that meeting. ⇃

Mistake: He stayed at Indonesia for a week. ×
Correct: He stayed in Indonesia for a week. ⇃

Mistake: The fire alarm has gone on again. ×
Correct: The fire alarm has gone off again. ⇃

Mistake: He emphasized on the importance of being punctual for meetings. ×
Correct: He emphasized the importance of being punctual for meetings. ⇃

Mistake: The commander stressed on the importance of being fit. ×
Correct: The commander stressed the importance of being fit. ⇃

Mistake: He travelled between 1 January to 10 January. ×
Correct: He travelled between 1 January and 10 January. ⇃

Mistake: Divide the chocolates among the two of you. ×
Correct: Divide the chocolates between the two of you. ⇃

Mistake: He smoked despite the continuous warnings of his Principal. ×
Correct: He smoked despite the continual warnings of his Principal. ⇃

Mistake: Help arrived just on time. ×
Correct: Help arrived just in time. ⇃

Mistake: Do you have sometime to check this? ×
Correct: Do you have some time to check this? ⇃

Mistake: This phone costs a hundred over dollars. ×
Correct: This phone costs over a hundred dollars. ⇃

Mistake: This chocolate bar comprises of nuts. ×
Correct: This chocolate bar comprises nuts. ⇃

Mistake: Here is the details of the meeting. ×
Correct: Here are the details of the meeting. ⇃

Mistake: What does it comes with? ×
Correct: What does it come with? ⇃

Mistake: It doesn’t makes sense. ×
Correct: It doesn’t make sense. ⇃

Mistake: He look very serious. ×
Correct: He looks very serious. ⇃

Mistake: She always say I very lazy. ×
Correct: She always says that I am very lazy. ⇃

Mistake: The place I’ve been to are all in Asia. ×
Correct: The places I’ve been to are all in Asia. ⇃

Mistake: My three weeks experience in catering … ×
Correct: My three-week experience in catering … ⇃

Mistake: I eat fish yesterday. ×
Correct: I ate fish yesterday. ⇃

Mistake: What happen yesterday? ×
Correct: What happened yesterday? ⇃

Mistake: I see you last week. ×
Correct: I saw you last week. ⇃

Mistake: How much you willing to let go? ×
Correct: How much are you willing to sell it? ⇃

Mistake: I want to talk on this problem. ×
Correct: I want to talk about this problem. ⇃

Mistake: In my personal opinion. ×
Correct: In my opinion. ⇃

Mistake: My fellow colleague will attend to you. ×
Correct: My colleague will attend to you. ⇃

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