8 Common Grammar Mistakes in English!


Hi. I’m Rebecca from engVid. In this lesson,
you’ll have a chance to review eight common English errors. So,
let’s see how you do. The first one: “Today morning I woke up late.”
So, what’s wrong with that? There is actually something wrong with each and every one of
these. I’ll tell you that in advance; there’s no… There are no tricks here. Okay?
So, what’s wrong with that sentence? “Today morning I woke up
late.” Well, it should be: “This morning”. Okay? We
don’t say: “Today morning”. We say: “This morning”. Number two: “What’s the different?” What’s the
different? Well, that’s wrong too, because “different” is an adjective. What
you want to use here is the noun. So, what’s the
noun of this word? “Difference”. “What’s the difference?” Okay?
This is a really common error, so make sure you don’t make this one. Next one: “I met John two years before.” Okay?
What’s wrong with that? Well, over here, we can’t say: “I met John two years before.”
We can say: “I met two… I met John two years ago.” All right? If you use the word “before”,
then you have to say before something. “Before I graduated”. Okay? “Before I got married”,
or whatever. But you can’t use “before” by itself. So the proper word there is “ago”.
“I met John two years ago.” Next one: “This is a six-months course.” That
sounds almost okay, but it’s not okay. So the mistake here is with the “s”. When we use this
expression, it becomes… The entire expression becomes an adjective for
the noun “course”. So we should say: “This is a six-month course.”, “This is a million dollar contract.” And
so on. Okay? That’s another… Each of these is a different element of grammar,
different aspect of grammar, and so on. Next, number five: “Thank you. I really enjoyed.”
What’s wrong with that? Well, the problem is here. “Enjoyed” is a reflexive verb, so you
would need to say: “I really enjoyed myself.”, “I really enjoyed myself.”, “He enjoyed himself.”,
“She enjoyed herself.”, “We enjoyed ourselves.”, “They enjoyed themselves.” Okay? So there
are certain reflexive verbs in English, and we need to use them correctly.
That’s one of them. Very common one. Okay, number six: “Did you loose your cellphone?”
What’s wrong with that? I helped you a little bit by actually showing you where the error
is. So, many people make this error. This is actually a spelling mistake. You
should be spelling the word this way. “Did you lose your cellphone?” “Loose”
is an adjective which means not tight, and “lose” is the opposite of “find”. Okay? “Did you lose your cellphone?”
Also, the pronunciation is “lose” and not “loose”. Next one: “This is an academic course.”, “This
is an academic course.” So, what was wrong with what I said there? Okay?
So, what was wrong was my pronunciation of that. So many people mispronounce this word.
It is not “academic”. It is “academic”. The stress is on the middle. Academic. “This is an academic course.”, “This
is an academic program.” Okay? So, if… In case you make that mistake. I’m not
saying you do. In case you do, make sure you correct it. Last one: “Yes, I
have a free time.” Is that…? What’s wrong there?
What’s going on? Okay, here. We don’t need to say: “A free time”.
We need to say: “Free time”, because this is a… Time is an
uncountable noun. Now, each one of these examples represents
a different aspect of grammar. So, how can you possibly learn all of them? Well, I’ll
give you two easy ways to help you out. One is to go to our website: www.engvid.com, because
there, we have currently I think more than 700 lessons on different aspects of English
grammar and of English in general for exams, for writing, speaking, all kinds of things. And
by watching them, you can find the lessons that you actually need. And the other thing
is that we also have… I’ve written actually a resource which might help you, which shows
50 such common errors that people make in English, and that might
help you out as well. Okay? So, I hope you did well, and I hope you
continue to do better and better in English. All the best with your English.
Bye for now.

100 thoughts on “8 Common Grammar Mistakes in English!”

  1. I've never heard these errors from assimilated Americans. They are not that common. Sounds like she is teaching grammar to recent immigrants who have learned English to a degree.

  2. Thank you madam 🙏
    Mam do you provide English speaking classes. If yes, please provide details. Fees and address.
    Will try to join.
    Thanks again🙏

  3. To whom are you directing this YouTube – Indians, Iranians… no one born in America or England make these mistakes

  4. I'm British and most bits can't even pronounce my surname correctly for my whole life,I had to correct someone at work today and I've worked there six years.

  5. I will agree with her on point #6. People don't seem to know how to spell "losing" correctly. The other errors she points out are valid, but I don't think they are common mistakes. The misuse of there, their, they're, to, too, know and no are common. It also drives me crazy when people start sentences with the word but or the word and.

  6. this was spelling istakes not gramnar sonehing to actualy help is tht when 2 different people are talking skip a line tgats PROPER GRAMMER

  7. Many teachers n students where I live like to write ,'I am go to school's , 'He is on a tree' and 'I am eaten my lunch.' I have many times corrected them, only to be ridiculed. How do I solve the problem.

  8. No shit,when you know you KNOW and if you don't. Well no "WORRIES " there are books,and also ,you may practice more than anything by listening. Al menos haci prendi yo viendo television.y tambien con un diccionario una vez q sabia el significado de "x" palabra,la escribia, 20 ,50 o las. Veces q fuera necesario (para poder pronunciar bien ,saber escribir, Y no olvidarlo,despues leia algo,Y grabava mi lectura, in dia llego un amigo,Y me dijo porq estas oyendo las noticias? Y me DIJE q no te dad cuenta q soy yo y q estava oyendo a mi oyendo el periodico, q acavava de gravar.

  9. Thank you for your teaching….i have one doubt …. i conducted 25 marks test or i conducted 25 mark test….what is correct mam…pls ry me

  10. I really doubt whether enjoyed is reflexive verb. If I'm not wrong, I guess we can use it in different ways. Instance, I really enjoyed with you guys, which is obviously not a reflexive usage but if we use it as reflexive, I really enjoyed myself, he really enjoyed himself, herself so on. I think we can use either way depends on situation 😉

  11. This morning or today morning is kind of taste. Today morning refers to the Germanic heritage of the English language. Why? Because in German, in Dutch, Flamish etc. you would say today morning (German: heute morgen). This morning sound super latin-ish, because this morning has to be an accusative in function of temporal meaning. It would be better: in the/this morning …

  12. you teach English easily and beautifully but if you be Muslim this and all the affairs of the world will be easier and more beautiful, so please be Muslim the person becomes Muslim and dies on Islam will enter in the paradise and the one dies on the other religions will enter in the Hell

  13. may i ask Mam, if you won't mind … isn't it time changing fast and there are many dictionaries now a days using different words not exactly from Sir Webster i am using when we are in grade school … many thanks and another question of mine is how you reconcile the old words of yesterday and the wordings of today imagining two people of different age gap so wide sorry Mam for too many questions i should listen to you attentively

  14. What would happen? If I say that "English language belongs to everyone" belong without s
    I want to know the meaning will be changed?

  15. I think there should be a comma after the word morning, like this "This morning, I woke up late." Am I right? Correct me if I'm wrong, pls.

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