Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Common Mistakes When Using Parts of Speech Part 2


During your IELTS practice, have you had problems with misusing your parts of speech? If you have, do not be stressed out. Clear your mind and try again. Making grammatical mistakes when you are not a native English speaker is natural. There are a lot of English words and rules to learn, and surely, this is impossible to do overnight. 

To help you resolve this problem, here are more of the common errors that you should watch out for when learning English. Let us take a look at them one by one.


Common Mistakes When Using Parts of Speech Pt. 2 | JRooz Review


Verb

Verbs are words used to denote action. They explain what the subject is doing. 
Most of the time, when talking about verbs, we need to dig deeper.

Errors in the use of verbs

Regardless of the type of verbs, disagreement between the subject and the verb is a common mistake. Remember, verbs describe the subject, so it must always agree with the subject.
           Incorrect: Everyone in the JRooz IELTS Review Center go to the park.  
           Correct: Everyone in the JRooz IELTS Review Center goes to the park.

There are also instances when the verbs do not agree with the relative pronouns.
           Incorrect: Bob Marley is a pioneer of reggae who have won a Grammy.
Correct: Bob Marley is a pioneer of reggae who has won a Grammy.

Adverbs

This part of speech is used to modify a verb, adjective, or another adverb.

Errors in the use of adverbs

When writing paragraphs, you can usually catch a grammatical error by reading it out loud. However, this procedure causes some mistakes because there are times when it sounds grammatically correct, but it is not. An example of which is the use of “fewer” instead of “less.”
           Incorrect: Less than ten students came to IELTS practice today.
           Correct: Fewer than ten students came to IELTS practice today.

Also, when using the word “quite,” always place it after the word it modifies. The word “Quite” means entirely or entirely. 

           Incorrect: The quite Christmas party was victorious.
           Correct: The Christmas party was quite successful.

Errors such as these can easily be corrected. Continue studying the parts of speech and improve your knowledge about the English language.

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REFERENCES:

“16 Common Errors We Make in Everyday English.” India Today. Accessed on September 30, 2019. Accessed from https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/grammar-vocabulary/story/16-common-errors-in-everyday-english-1097590-2017-11-30

“Common Errors in Parts of Speech.” Bvcoend. Accessed on September 30, 2019. Accessed from http://bvcoend.ac.in/images/upload/BVP_Bharati_Vidyapeeths_College_of_Engineering_,New_Delhi_43250867346264FILE56673UPLOAD76296821556178401.pdf

“Parts of Speech Confusion.” PolyU ELC. Accessed on September 30, 2019. Accessed from https://elc.polyu.edu.hk/fyp/html/speech.htm

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