Top 10 IELTS grammar mistakes

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Top 10 IELTS grammar mistakes and how to avoid them:

Mistake 1:

Incorrect: He offer us suites, a conference hall and dinning during our visit.

How to correct it: Add s to the base verb when the subject is singular like he/she/it.

Correct: He offers us suites, a conference hall and dinning during our visit.

 

Mistake 2:

Incorrect: Many people is happy with the company’s policy.

How to correct it: The word ‘People’ is countable, so use ‘are’ instead of ‘is’.

Correct: Many people are happy with the company’s policy.

 

Mistake 3:

Incorrect: I taked notes in the meeting.

How to correct it: taked is not a word. The simple past of ‘take’ is ‘took’.

Correct: I took notes in the meeting.

 

Mistake 4:

Incorrect: John and me were late to the meeting.

How to correct it: ‘John and me’ are the subjects of the sentence. So, use ‘I’ instead of ‘me’.

Correct: John and I were late to the meeting.

 

Mistake 5:

Incorrect: Uncle John gave me a good piece of advise.

How to correct it: ‘Advise’ is a verb, so use ‘advice’ as a noun here.

Correct: Uncle John gave me a good piece of advice.

 

Mistake 6:

Incorrect: My son told me that he saw a strange dream last night.

How to correct it: ‘had a dream’ is right not saw a dream.

Correct: My son told me that he had a strange dream last night.

 

Mistake 7:

Incorrect: Your the funniest person I have ever met!

How to correct it: ‘Your’ is possessive as in, ‘is this your book?’

Correct: You’re the funniest person I have ever met!

 

Mistake 8:

Incorrect: Many workers are angry with the managements decision.

How to correct it: An apostrophe is required to show whose decision we are talking about. To make a possessive we add ‘s.

Correct: Many workers are angry with the management’s decision.

 

Mistake 9:

Incorrect: Come 3 miles West and then pick me.

How to correct it: West is not a proper noun in this case so it doesn’t need capital letter.

Correct: Come 3 miles west and then pick me.

 

Mistake 10:

Incorrect: She sat besides me on the train.

How to correct it: Beside means ‘next to’, besides means ‘also’. So, use ‘beside’ in this case instead of ‘besides’.

Correct: She sat beside me on the train.

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