Hi my friends!

This time I have chosen common mistakes we used to make in our spoken English.

 I hope you’ll like it too.

 


1.       The old couple is very  cheerful  in their new home.

 The old couple is very  happy  in their new home.

happy             = feeling satisfied or contented

cheerful          = tending to smile and laugh, or be in good spirits

 

2.      The wages in Taiwan are very  cheap.

The wages in Taiwan are very  low.

 cheap is used with goods.

low is used with wages, costs, payments, etc.

 

3.       The concert will   occur   at eight o’clock next Tuesday.

The concert will   take place   at eight o’clock next Tuesday.

occur is usually used of unplanned events: The accident occurred last night shortly before ten.

for planned events use take place.

 

4.       Have you ever    gone   to France? she asked.

 Have you ever   been   to France? she asked.

Been is used when someone has visited a place in the past.

Gone is used when the person is still in the place they are visiting.

 

5.       In   arriving at the airport we discovered that the plane would be late.

On   arriving at the airport we discovered that the plane would be late.

on = upon doing something.

 

6.      Arlon is one of the oldest towns    of   Belgium.

Arlon is one of the oldest towns   in    Belgium.

a town in Belgium, a village in France. Not of

 

 

7.      At the moment he noticed a man running   to   him.

At the moment he noticed a man running   towards   him.

Use to when you want to emphasize the destination.

Use towards when you want to emphasize the direction.

 

 

8.      I work eight hours   in   a day.

I work eight hours   a     day.

in is not used in expressions such as:

The shop is open six days a week. He visits his father three times a year.

 

9.      She asked me   what was the time.

She asked me   what the time was.

When the object of the sentence is a wh-clause, the subject and the verb in the wh-clause do not change places.

 

10.  The magazine is   printed   every month.

The magazine is   published   every month.

publish = produce and distribute (a book or newspaper) for sale to the public.

print     = produce many copies of a book , newspaper.

 

11.  When she met my father, she was about to marry     to      another man.

When she met my father, she was about to    marry another man.

be married to someone but marry someone without to

 

12.  Last evening    I went to BLAZON with a friend of mine.

Yesterday evening    I went to BLAZON with a friend of mine.

last night but yesterday evening

 

13.  It is believed that the castle was once the     house    of evil monsters.

It is believed that the castle was once the    home     of evil monsters.

house = a particular type of building usually lived in a family:

            Do you live in a house or a flat?

home = any building or place in which a person lives (and feels a sense of belonging)

 

14.  It was a very valuable    golden    ring.

It was a very valuable    gold       ring.

In modern use thing which are made of gold are described as gold rather than golden.

 

 

15.  I asked the doctor to come as soon as   possibly.

I asked the doctor to come    as soon as possible.

 

16.  The accident happened    at    ten years ago.

The accident     happened ten years ago.

Do not use at to introduce a time expression with ago.

 

17.  Can  I    lend    your pen a minute?

Can I     borrow     your pen a minute?

lend = give

borrow = take

18.  During the flight she sat   on the chair   behind me.

During the flight she sat   in the seat      behind me.

seat = a place for sitting as found in a cinema, train, bus, etc.

chair = a moveable seat for one person.

 

19.  There was a fight   among       two boys.

There was a fight       between       two boys.

Divide the apple      between        you three.

Divide the apple     among        you three.

Between is used for two only.

Among is used for more than two.

 

20.  She made me so annoyed I felt like shouting    to    her.

She made me so annoyed I felt like shouting    at    her.

shout to someone = call someone to attract their attention

shout at someone = speak to someone in a very loud voice, special when angry

 

 

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