Common Errors In English

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To achieve perfection one must learn about the common errors.

Common errors in English.

Now pay attention, because what I’m about to say is really important. In day to day usage, we are used to making common errors in English. That is remarkable to the known person. But we do not figure it out. Today I am going to reveal such common errors with their correct usage.

IncorrectCorrect
He gave me good advicesHe gave me good advice
He gave me many advices.He gave me lots of advice. / He gave me many pieces of advice.
I sold my furnitures.I sold my furniture.
He bought some furnitures.He bout some furniture. / He bought some pieces of furniture.
Note:- Advice, Furniture, and information are uncountable nouns. We can not pluralize these all. And we should not use a/an article before it.

That is to say, in the above table, the mistake is only about the word countable and uncountable. Thus, it is a simple mistake if one has no knowledge. But, it is an blunder mistakes for others.

IncorrectCorrect
Our children need some educations.Our children need some education.
I need some new equipments.I need some new equipment.
I took some foods to eat.I took some food to eat.
I need some cardboards.I need some cardboard.
Note:- Education, equipment, food, and cardboard are uncountable nouns. For food, we can use a lot of food.

Above all, the bold words are uncountable. So, In our routine life or while at the office. We have to communicate with others. However, many of us are not aware of countable and uncountable. Thus, these common errors in English are spontaneous.

IncorrectCorrect
Did you buy fruits today?Did you buy fruit today?
Th news are bad todayThe new is bad today/ I heard some bad pieces of news today
Two peoples were in the garden.Two people were in the garden.
Note:- Fruit (meaning banana, apples, etc) is often uncountable. In other words, Fruits mean reward (Enjoy the fruits of your hard work). So, News is a singular and uncountable noun.
People are already plural we should not add -s. But, when it implies for “nation”. it is considered as a singular, and then we can make it plural by adding -s. Like the peoples (=nations) of India.

These takes are spontaneous.

Thus, it is obvious that we are committing mistakes. But, it’s not deliberate. It does not matter, it is deliberate or not. But, it definitely diminishes your credibility of the reader.

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