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12 English Blunders You Might be Making Right Now


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Here’s an infographics on the grammar mistakes we often make and come across while combating with English. From words which are easily confused to words which are spelled funny—we have them covered for you in this slide.

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12 English Blunders You Might be Making Right Now

  1. 1. YOU MIGHT BE MAKING RIGHT NOW! 1212ENGLISH BLUNDERS ENGLISH BLUNDERS The thing about common mistakes is that most of us make them from time to time. Make sure you correct yours! IT'S/ITS “It's” is a contraction of "it is" or "it has" Example: It’s a bird... it’s a plane... it’s Superman! “Its” is a possesive pronoun, meaning “belonging to something” Example: You're/Your “You're” is a contraction of "you are" Example: You're too good to make a mistake like this! “Your” is a possessive pronoun indicating something that belongs to you Example: Your good grammar skills impressed the client. I/Me “I” is used when referring to the subject (the doer of the action) Example: Javed and I went to the graduation ceremony. "Me" is used when referring to the object (the receiver of the action) Example: They told Javed and me to go to the graduation ceremony. There/their “There” refers to a place or an idea Example: We will not go there, since there won’t be any food this time. “They're” is a contraction for "they are” Example: When they’re older, they’ll understand. Affect/Effect “Affect” is a verb meaning “to have an influence on” Example: Sleep deprivation affects work performance. “Effect” is the change occured due to an influence Example: Sleep deprivation has a negative effect on work performance. Loose/lose “Loose” refers to the lack of tightness of something Example: The lens-cap of your camera is too loose. “Lose” is used when something is lost Example: You might lose your lens-cap if you’re not careful. Continuous/continual “Continuous” things are the ones which exist without interruption. Example: Rakib played Clash of Clans continuously during class. “Continual” things occur repetedly, but with intervals of interruption. Example: The lecturer would continually ask him to stop, before deeming him a lost cause and giving up. Then/Than “Then” is mainly used to situate actions in time Example: You log in to your Facebook account, and then update your status. “Than” is used for making comparisons Example: You spend more time in Facebook than any other website. Every Day/everyday “Every day” means “each day” Example: I drink tea every day. “Everyday” is an adjective used to describe something that occurs daily, or is ordinary Example: Drinking tea is an everyday habit for me. Lay/lie “Lay” means to “set something down”. It needs a direct object. (Past tense: laid) Example: I lay the bag on the ground. “Lie” means “to be in a horizontal position”. It does’t need a direct object. (Past tense: lay) Example: The bags lie near the doorstep. compliment/complement “Compliment” means “to praise” Example: The reviewer complimented your writing skills. “Complement” means “to complete or enhance” Example: He said your good grammar complements your storytelling ability. Who/whom "Whom" is used when referring to the object (the receiver of the action) Example: Whom should I vote for? “Who” is used when referring to the subject (the doer of the action) Example: Who voted for me?