Seven Common Writing Mistakes
Do you hate writing? Well, let me help you hate it a little less today with the following writing tips.
Sometimes English does not use articles. If you are talking about all members of a group, you do not use an article.
The cats are my favourite animals. (incorrect)
Cats are my favourite animals. (correct)
2. Verbs (am/is/are)
English sentences always have verbs.
He my friend. (incorrect)
He is my friend. (correct)
3. Word order
Word order in English usually does not change.
On Monday, in the garden a dog I saw. (incorrect)
I saw a dog in the garden on Monday. (correct)
'Everyone' is singular in English.
I hope everyone are here. (incorrect)
I hope everyone is here. (correct)
English uses do when a sentence is negative.
I no see her. (incorrect)
I do not see her. (correct)
English uses it to give short answers to a question about an item.
Do you like chocolate? Yes, I like. (incorrect)
Do you like chocolate? Yes, I like it. (correct)
7. Feelings -ed? or -Ing?
Words to describe people’s feelings end in -ed, not -ing.
I am boring. (incorrect)
I am bored. (correct)