Common Grammar and Spelling Mistakes

Common grammar mistake is not a new thing especially for the people where English is not their first language. One must really take time to improve English usage and grammar especially aspiring virtual assistants.

There are various articles on the internet where you’ll find sources: online dictionaries, grammar lessons, spelling, essay writing, proper use of punctuations and pronunciation & enunciation.

Below are examples of common grammar mistakes:

Usage

Part 1: Rewrite the following sentences in order to make them correct.

  • If I was you, I would all vote Fred.
  • If were you, I will vote for Fred.
  •  I’m sorry you have made a mistake!
  •  I’m sorry, you’ve made a mistake!
  •  He’s been eating chicken 4 times this week.
  • He’s been eating chicken four times this week.
  •  He had eaten chicken four times this week.
  •  Learning Russian is as difficult than learning German.
  •  Learning Russian is as difficult as learning German.
  • I wonder what did she do this past weekend.
  •  I wonder what she did this past weekend.
  •  I’m sorry you have made a mistake!
  • I’m sorry, but you’ve made a mistake!
  • You needn’t arrive before 9 next Friday.
  • You don’t need to come before nine next Friday.
  • You need not arrive before 9:00 next Friday
  • He took care of pay the bills last weekend.
  • He took care of the bills last weekend.
  • He paid the bills last weekend.
  • I’m sorry you have made a mistake!
  • I’m sorry, but it’s your fault!
  • Unless he studies, he won’t pass the exam!
  • He won’t pass the exam unless he studies.
  • Why are your hands dirty? – Oh, I’ve been working in the garden.
  • Why are your hands dirty? – Oh! I’ve been working in the garden.
  • “Why are your hands dirty?”  He asked, “Oh! I’ve been working in the garden.” She answered.
  • They let their children stay up late on Saturday evenings.
  • They let their children stay up late every Saturday evenings.
  • They let their children stay up late during Saturday evenings.
  • He had already eaten by the time I arrived.
  • He had already eaten by the time I arrived.
  • He had eaten by the time I arrived.
  • She needs three new pieces of office equipments.
  • She needs three new pieces of office equipment.
  • Dr. Roberts are mentioned that 60% of unemployed respondents fear of losing they’re homes
  • Dr. Roberts have mentioned that 60% of unemployed respondents fear of losing their homes.

Spelling

Part 2: Write the correct spelling of the words based on given clues.

1. The car lost one of ___ wheels.

  •  it
  •  it’s
  •  its
  •  its’

2. Her speech was wonderful. She received many compliments. ___________.

  •  complements
  •  cumpliments
  •  complimentis
  •  compliments

3. The same problem happened ______________.

  •  ever day
  •  everyday
  •  every days
  •  every day

4. John remained ________ for the rest of the lesson.

  •  quite
  •  quiet
  •  queit
  •  quite

5. The men forgot ______ meals yesterday.

  •  there
  • the’re
  • they’re
  • their

6. _______ a liar!

  •  Your
  •  You’are
  •  You’re
  •  Yours

7. He prefers to wear _______ clothing when exercising.

  •  loose
  •  lose
  •  louse
  •  losse

8. Everything is going to be ___________.

  •  alright
  •  allright
  •  aright
  •  all right

9. It didn’t turn out the way we wanted, _________.

  •  though
  •  tough
  •  through
  •  thought

10. Please, __________ my excuses!

  •  except
  •  acept
  •  accept
  •  excerpt

11. My car is faster ______ his motorcycle.

  •  the
  •  then
  •  thin
  •  than

12. This event is inevitably going to ____________ the elections.

  •  affect
  •  effect
  •  alfect
  •  afect

13. Mary _______ to the problem but did not mention it.

  •  aluded
  •  eluded
  •  alluded
  •  illuded

14. ____________ you use it or not, you will need to pay.

  •  Whether
  •  Wether
  •  Weather
  •  Whethar

15. Save the ________________ and do the right thing.

  •  embarassment
  •  embarrasment
  •  embarasment
  •  embarrassment
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