Common mistakes people make in English. People always try to say English correctly while some people don't know correct English.
Everyone want his child to be educated and know how to speak English. These article will show you some common mistakes that people make in English.
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To and At. (a) To.
Don’t say: We come at school every morning,
Say: We come to school every morning.
(b) Don’t say: Someone is standing to the door.
Say: Someone is standing at the door.
To and Till. (a)
Don’t say: We walked till the river and back.
Say: We walked to the river and back.
Don’t say: I'll stay here to next month. Say: I'll stay here till next month.
In and At. (a)
Don’t say: Liam has a flat at Paris.
Say: Liam has a flat in Paris.
We use in to describe the physical location of something as part of a larger thing or place.
Don’t say : My mother is staying in 66 Argyle Street.
Say: My mother is staying at 66 Argyle Street.
We use at when we're talking about an address, a public place or building (a bus stop, the Post Office, the library etc.) and cases in which the location is irrelevant but what we do there is what matters (school, the dentist, dance class etc.)
In and (a) In.
Don’t say: Gemma spent all the day into her room.
Say: Gemma spent all the day in her room.
Don’t say: Richard came in the room and sat down.
Say: Richard came into the room and sat down.
In denotes position inside something, while into denotes motion or direction towards the inside of something.
Note: Always write the preposition into as one word.
On, At, (Time.) (a) On.
Don’t say: My uncle will arrive at Saturday.
Say: My uncle will arrive on Saturday.
Don’t say: I usually get up on seven o'clock.
Say: I usually get up at seven o'clock.
Don’t say: She goes for a walk at the afternoon.
Say: She goes for a walk in the afternoon.
(1) Use on with the days of the week or month' on Friday, on March 25, on New Year's Day.
(2) Use at with the exact time: at four o'clock, at dawn, at noon, at sunset, at midnight. (3) Use in with a period of time in April, in winter, in 1945, in the morning. Also at night and by day.
For and At. (Price.) (a)
Don’t say: I bought a book at fifty pence.
Say: I bought a book for fifty pence.
Don’t say: I can't buy it for such a high price.
Say: I can't buy it at such a high price.
Use for if the actual sum is mentioned use at if the actual sum isn't given
Note: If the weight or measure follows the price, use at with the actual sum: That velvet is available at £5 a metre.
Between and (a) Between.
Don’t say: There was a fight among two boys.
Say: There was a fight between two boys.
Don’t say: Divide the apple between you three.
Say: Divide the apple among you three.
Use between for two only. Use among for more than two.
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