Below are some of the most common English mistakes made by ESL students, in speech and in writing. Go through the examples and make sure you understand the corrections. Then try the grammar test at the end to check your progress. This is part 2. Read part 1 here. THE PDF DOWNLOAD OF THIS RESOURCE CONTAINS BOTH PARTS!

  1. Wrong
    I promise I call you next week.
    I promise I’ll call you next week.
  2. Wrong
    Where is post office?
    Where is the post office?
  3. Wrong
    Please explain me how improve my English.
    Please explain to me how to improve my English.
  4. Wrong
    We studied during four hours.
    We studied for four hours.
  5. Wrong
    Is ready my passport?
    Is my passport ready?
  6. Wrong
    You cannot buy all what you like!
    You cannot buy all that you like!
  7. Wrong
    She is success.
    She is successful.
  8. Wrong
    My mother wanted that I be doctor.
    My mother wanted me to be a doctor.
  9. Wrong
    The life is hard!
    Right Life is hard.
  10. Wrong
    How many childrens you have?
    How many children do you have?
  11. Wrong
    My brother has 10 years.
    My brother is 10 (years old).
  12. Wrong
    I want eat now.

    I want to eat now.
  13. Wrong
    You are very nice, as your mother.

    You are very nice, like your mother.

  14. Wrong
    She said me that she liked you.

    She told me that she liked you.

  15. Wrong
    My husband engineer.
    My husband is an engineer.
  16. Wrong
    I came Australia to study English.
    I came to Australia to study English.
  17. Wrong
    It is more hot now.
    It’s hotter now.
  18. Wrong
    You can give me an information?
    Can you give me some information?

  19. Wrong
    They cooked the dinner themself.
    They cooked the dinner themselves.
  20. Wrong
    Me and Johnny live here.
    Johnny and I live here.
  21. Wrong
    I closed very quietly the door.
    I closed the door very quietly.

  22. Wrong
    You like dance with me?
    Would you like to dance with me?
  23. Wrong
    I go always to school by subway.
    I always go to school by subway.

  24. Wrong
    If I will be in London, I will contact to you.

    If I am in London, I will contact you.
  25. Wrong
    We drive usually to home.

    We usually drive home.

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Test your understanding of this English lesson

Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
If it will rain tomorrow, we will not go to Niagara Falls.

You is hungry?

I enjoyed at party.

I’ve been to Japan four times.

You like this shoes?

You marry?

Although she is young, she’s very smart.

Can you to pass me the pepper, please?

Where I can buy milk?

She is an English teacher.

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