7 English errors you must know

Any or Either || Use of since ||  other vs but || Neither  || boarder vs border  ||  The reason or because of  || 
In this post we shall learn about the 7 common errors that we make most of the time.




Common error in english, grammar mistakes, grammar, english
1.
Wrong- He was a son, then became husband, then father, but he did not do well either role.  
Right-  He was a son, then became husband, then father, but he did not do well any role.  
Explanation:
Don't use either here. Any is correct here.
Either is used for two things, and any is used for more than two.

2.
 Wrong- Five years passed since my son has born.  
Right-  Five years have passed since my son born.  
Explanation:
Use have passed for passed, and born for has born.
When since is used as a conjunction, it must be preceded by a present perfect tense and followed by a past tense.  

3.
Wrong- How could I hear such words from any other man but him?  
Right-  How could I hear such words from any man but him?   
Explanation:
Remove other, if other is retained, then but must be changed to than: How could I hear such words from any man than him?
As other is a comparative adjective, we must use than with other.



4. 
Wrong- Neither of my sons do anything for living.  
Right-  Neither of my sons does anything for living.   
Explanation:
Use does in place of do, since neither is singular. When neither is used as noun or as adjective, must be followed by singular verbs.

5.
Wrong- I am one of those who cannot describe what I do not see.  
Right-  I am one of those who cannot describe what they do not see.   
Explanation:
Remove I, use they, write they do not see. The sentence says about those, not one. They for those; I for one.

6. 
Wrong- They are building a fence along the boarder.  
Right-  They are building a fence along the border.   
Explanation:
Use border in place of boarder.
Border is the line that separates on area, state, or country.
Boarder means one who pays money to live in a room in somebody else's house.

7. 
Wrong- The reason they canceled the ticket is because of the Corona virus.  
Right- They canceled the ticket is because of the Corona virus.   
Explanation:
Remove The reason; Use one of them: the reason or because of; don't use both of them in a sentence. 
The correct answer is "They canceled the ticket is because of the Corona-virus disease".
Or
The reason they canceled the ticket is that there was epidemic of the Corona-virus disease.


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