10 Common ESL Mistakes
Learning a new language is never easy. Below you will find ten common mistakes among students of English as a second language. Even if you are a native English speaker I guess you could use a reminder on some of them.
Incorrect: My sister is photographer.
Correct: My sister is a photographer.
Incorrect: It is more cold today.
Correct: It is colder today.
Incorrect: I have told you all what I know.
Correct: I have told you all (that) I know.
Incorrect: Which is the biggest city of the world?
Correct: Which is the biggest city in the world?
Incorrect: I have done a mistake.
Correct: I have made a mistake.
Incorrect: I have been here since three days.
Correct: I have been here for three days.
Incorrect: We waited one and a half hour.
Correct: We waited one and a half hours.
Incorrect: According to me, it’s a bad film.
Correct: In my opinion, it’s a bad film.
Incorrect: It’s getting winter.
Correct: It’s getting to be winter.
Incorrect: Except Angie, everybody was there.
Correct: Except for Angie, everybody was there.
Can you explain why the sentences above are incorrect? Discuss this with a classmate or with your teacher for your PEP assignment!