English language is an ever evolving and developing language. For that reason, we the users should also adapt, develop and evolve with the English language.
We may argue that there is no point adapting or evolving because it is not our mother tongue, but the truth remains that it is our Lingua Franca and for such reason we ought to evolve with the language and with the highly rising English speaking world.
I will be bringing you a common error in spoken English and possible correction and other numerous errors and their corrections.
* I will try my possible best. (Wrong).
(You try the best thing that will be possible and not the other way round.)
*I will try my best possible. (Correct)
The boy is behaving like the others did. (Wrong).
(It is not advisable and wise to use like as a conjunction. As should be used instead)
* The boy is behaving as the others did. (Correct)
*What do you think of these kind of people? (Wrong)
The problem here is that people think that the demonstrative adjective these should be plural and agree with the plural noun people. But in actual sense, the noun that the adjective should qualify is kind.
*What do you think of this kind of people? (Correct)
* He speaks English like an Englishman does. (Wrong).
The verb at the end of the sentence is unnecessary and should be removed to make a meaningful sentence.
*He speaks English like an Englishman. (Correct).
*Its likely to rain. (Wrong)
Its is a possessive and should not be mistaken as "it's", which is the short form for "it is".
*It's/It is likely to rain. (Correct)
* They came one after the other in succession. (Wrong)
One after the other and in succession means absolutely the same thing and it would be wrong to use them both. It is tautology.
*They came one after another. (Correct)
*Although she was sick but she managed to come to school. (Wrong)
Although and but are never to be used in the same sentence as they serve the same function.
*Although she was sick, she managed to come to school. (Correct)
*Ten robbers tried to smuggle South African currencies into Nigeria but, however they were arrested. (Wrong)
But and however are doing the same work and should not be used together.
*Ten robbers tried to smuggle South African currencies into Nigeria but they were arrested. (Correct).
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