10 MOST COMMON Grammar Mistakes English Learners Make



one time I had this student he was I think he was Russian let's just say he was Russian anyway the first thing that he said to me was this I don't need English class my grammar perfect and if you don't see the mistake that he made maybe you need this video too because today we're looking at the ten most common mistakes that ESL students make definitely you make them too but don't worry all of these mistakes are taken from my experience teaching English over like ten years teaching people from all over the world so this is not specific to one language new this is everyone like all of my students make these mistakes so I'm going to show you exactly what the mistakes are and how to fix them first one uncountable nouns and I bet you're thinking uncountable nouns that's like beginner stuff oh really how about the word advice is that countable or uncountable I'm his father he comes to me food vases see it's really common and it's not new it's not unique to you everyone makes this mistake for example I have a news for you or I have an advice for you know these are uncountable nouns the same with information furniture and rice things which we don't count and if you've said these in a countable way which means you've put an article there we need to change that so how do we fix this use the word sum I have some news for you all so you can count them if you include the word peace at peace I have a piece of advice for you again you can count it I have two pieces of advice for you three the same width I need an information no I need some information oh I have two gossips for you new gossip that's also uncountable I have some gossip or like before I have a piece of gossip for you the second one is this I like so much dogs yeah I mean yeah me too but this is a mistake equally common would be I very like dogs this one this is more common with Russian speakers I very like dogs so both of these are mistakes how do we fix them firstly so much will go after the noun the object right so I like dogs much I like dogs so much and this one I very like dogs okay you want to put a modifier in there I mmm like dogs don't use very use this one really I really like dogs okay number three if you're watching this video from a classroom or on transport and my question to you is this how many are with you there is a missing word there I'll tell you in a moment but if your answer is there are eight persons with me right now you're making the mistake that so many students make one person many people persons does exist but I think I've only ever seen it on like a notice or in the lift elevator like that so if I ask you how many people were at the party don't say oh there were ten persons knew ten people number for the love of your life is getting on a plane and you need to tell her I love you but the security guard is stopping you how can you explain this I need to say her that I love her or I need to say for her that I love her or I need to say to her that I love her these two they're very common mistakes say her say him say for her say for him those are mistakes don't say them the verb say needs the preposition to and the noun the object but it's not necessary now if you want to be specific I want to say to her that I love her but you don't need to her you can't just say I need to say that I love her I know what you're thinking but what about I to tell her that's fine with the verb tell I need to tell her that I love her that is ok that's not a mistake that's correct in conclusion I need to tell her that I love her perfect I need to say to her that I love her that's fine too just don't say I need to say her or I need to say for her those are mistakes ok the next one you meet your friend but you're very very late sorry I'm late I was waiting you for a really long time what is the mistake here I always hear it this is most common for Latin languages why well let me give you an example with me in Latin languages you just have the verb wait and then the objects right right but in English no in English you need the preposition for I was waiting for you so if you're waiting maybe to meet a person maybe at the bus stop you're waiting for the person you're waiting for the bus so your friend brings new food to you that's a good friend you want to know the name of that food what's that it calls Ksenia when you want to say this is the name of a thing remember that this is a passive form so not it calls it's cold it should be in its passive form it's cold Ksenia this this one is more of a Russian mistake again but it's not only Russians again I hear this from many different languages so make sure you get that right you're watching a movie and ah this is so rubbish you don't say I am boring no this is the mistake with adjectives and the endings ed or in just remember that Edie endings that's the feeling and in endings describe the situation so she wants to say the movie is boring my feeling I am bored but of course if you are not a fun person if you just you don't do anything fun ever then maybe you are a boring person maybe English is more easier than Spanish is it I don't think it is I think English is ridiculous therefore harder so did you spot the mistake I put it in red so it's very obvious it's the double comparative when you compare something you want to say this one is more easy than this one this one is easier than this however this is a very common mistake so don't worry if you say this just be aware that you probably say it and if you correct this mistake then maybe English is easier than Spanish I don't want learn English no more again this one is more common for Latin languages because when you have that verb want or need you don't have the preposition to afterwards you just have want or need and then verb but in English remember that – you must have the – I don't want to learn English bonus mistake would be this one the double negative again in Latin languages double negatives are kind of okay but in English no that's a negative that's a negative in English new don't use them so how can we fix this one I don't want to learn English anymore bonus bonus mistake he want to learn Spanish wanna can cause a lot of confusion why because remember wanna means want to it doesn't mean once two with s and for a third person he/she it you need the once too so with he/she it don't use wanna only use once too he wants to learn Spanish and finally if after those ones you're still like I didn't make any of those mistakes I don't make any of them well maybe you make this one no I lost my bus if you are too late for your bus or your plane or your train you don't lose your bus your flight your train if you lose something it's that you misplaced it and you can't find it where's my bus I can't find my bus have you seen my plane so you don't want to say I lost my bus or my flight or my train you want to say I missed my bus no missed I missed my bus did you catch your flight no I was late I missed my flight let me know in the comments honestly have you been making those mistakes tell me we're family here I won't tell anyone I promise if you like this class and you want to see more make sure you hit subscribe and then hit the bell you always get a notification when a new video releases and if you want extra extra English practice you can always join this channel as a member or join my patreon remember to follow me on social media at puppet teach me and I'll see you in the next class

35 thoughts on “10 MOST COMMON Grammar Mistakes English Learners Make”

  1. I appreciate the way you make your videos so expressive and funny in the same time thanks. By the way I like your accent I have seen several ones in the first day 👍👍thank God I never made any of these mistakes

  2. The lesson is 💜. Although I couldn't stop laughing on many of these, that "I'm boring" bit had me in splits.😂 Both your style and content are 💪🏽.
    In the initial stage of being an ELT trainer, I'm looking forward to learning so much more from you. 🙏🏽

  3. I was chatting with my boyfriend , I told him , I have a dude ,,he was ,whattt,, am trying to say tengo una duda , 😂😂😂😂so I decided to study English because I was making those ridiculous mistakes often .

  4. If I'd had a teacher like you in my student age, I wouldn't be so strayed with my english, what a pitty.

  5. Your explanations are incredible.

    I'm Brazilian and I learn a lot with you. You are awesome. I love you.

    You are amazing. Thanks for everything

  6. Wow, I had the feel that something wasn't completely ok with "it/he/she wanna" Because I thought that if it means "want to" really could it mean "wantS to"? Was a doubt for me till today when you made it crystal clear! Thanks.

  7. OMFG!! I was truly shocked in the 6:16 second, cuz that's EXACTLY where I'm from, I wanna emphasize it, OMG.

    PD: Medellín, Colombia, woohoo!

  8. I really love your accent 😍 your voice and your facial expressions.. I've learned a lot thank you 😊

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