MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH


Correcting English Mistakes

Are you learning English? Learning a language is always a challenge, but here you can find free activities to fix the most common mistakes in English. These will test your reading ability and your vocabulary, and help you improve. Everyone makes mistakes when learning a language, and there are common ones that many students share. Download the free worksheet below!

 

Most Common mistakes in English 1: Borrow and LendPerson who gives money

Choose the correct word below:

 

a. Last Saturday, I borrowed/lent some money to a friend. We were eating in a restaurant, but he forgot his wallet.

b. Last Saturday, I borrowed/lent some money from a friend. We were eating in a restaurant, but I forgot my wallet.

c. I need money for the bus home. Can I borrow/lend some cash until tomorrow?

d. I need some money for the bus home. Can you borrow/lend me some cash until tomorrow?

 

Free activities to fix the most common mistakes in English 2: By and UntilTime is precious

Choose the correct word below:

 

a. I borrowed a book from my friend. I need to return it by/until Saturday.

b. I borrowed a book from my friend. I can keep it by/until Saturday, but then she needs it back.

c. I have to get to work by/until 8.30 every morning.

d. When work is very busy, I have to work by/until 23.00 at night.

 

Common mistakes in English 3: Either and NeitherPros & Cons

Choose the correct word below:

 

a. I don’t like apples, and I don’t like pears either /neither.

b. I like either/neither apples nor pears.

c. This summer, we will go to either/neither Berlin or Prague.

d. I went hiking with Karla last week. Either/Neither of us like hiking, but we had no money to do anything else.

 

Free activities to fix common mistakes in English 4: Less and FewerPeople walking on the street

Choose the correct word below:

 

a. Yesterday was very crowded, but today there are less/fewer people.

b. I’m getting fat. I should eat less/fewer food.

c. You’re getting fat. You should eat less/fewer donuts.

d. The more I train, the less/fewer time it takes to run 10 kilometers.

 

Free activities to fix common mistakes in English 5: If/Will and If/WouldPerception

Choose the correct word below:

 

a. If I study English, I will/would be more confident when I travel overseas.

b. If I could speak English, I will/would be more confident when I travelled overseas.

c. If you come to my house tonight, I will/would make dinner.

d. If you had come to my house last night, I will/would have made dinner.

 

Free activities to fix the most common mistakes in English 6: Any and EverySearch Icon

Choose the correct word below:

 

a. Any/Every morning I wake up and brush my teeth.

b. I bought a new house and now I don’t have any/every money.

c. I hate my job. I would work anywhere/everywhere but here.

d. I can’t find my keys. I’ve looked anywhere/everywhere but just can’t find them!

 

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