Avoid These Errors, While You Speak and Write in English

India possesses the second highest number of English speakers, but it remains a foreign language and this is proven by the number of common mistakes one makes on an everyday basis.

In a country where several regional languages are used, plenty of errors creep into the grammar and vocabulary of an average English speaker in India.

Writing and speaking in English as a non-native speaker has its unique set of problems. Grammatical mistakes come in multiple forms and can easily confuse and obscure meaning. Some common mistakes are with prepositions most importantly, subject verb agreement, tenses, punctuation, spelling and other parts of speech.

Prepositions are quite tricky, confusing and important in sentence construction.

Cafe Converse ,Delhi’s top institute for learning spoken English ,shares some of the common errors that are made while you speak and write in English.

Here are some of the common mistakes in English Indians make.

Wrong: Myself I am (Name).

Correct: I am (Name).

While introducing oneself, it is normally seen that the person mixes up both the possessive pronoun ‘myself’ and the subject pronoun ‘I’.

Wrong: He do not have a pen.

Correct: He does not have a pen.

Do not is never used after the subject pronoun (he, she, it).

Wrong: I am having 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Correct: I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Present continuous tenses are not used for pragmatic situations like that. Simple present tense needs to be used.

Wrong: She did not wrote the letter last week.

Correct: She did not write the letter last week.

The helping verb did is followed by the present tense of the verb and not the past tense form.

Wrong: His daughter-in-laws have come.

Correct: His daughters-in-law have come home.

In plural form, it will be fathers-in-law, brothers-in-law, sons-in-law.

There are several other mistakes one makes while speaking or writing in English.

Knowledge of grammar and vocabulary both are important for confident and fluent use of the English language. Read standard newspapers in English everyday and as much as possible, use grammatically, logically, and meaningfully right English, suggests Ms. Sonu Goel, Founder and Owner of Cafe Converse.

If you are looking for an institute for learning spoken English, then Cafe Converse could be your best place to do it, as it provides the best education structure having excellent teachers, besides the best and economical fee structure

English teacher coach Sonu Goel

Ms Sonu Goel is a professionally acclaimed certified ESL trainer from British Council having 15 years of strong background for teaching English language in both online and physical classes. She is dedicated to the teaching of English in an interactive and practical way, whereby learners feel enriched with knowledge and experience the language hands-on. She uses creative ideas and aids to let the learning happen as organically and efficiently as possible. Ms Goel has travelled various European countries and experienced an array of cultures and linguistic skills for the English language.

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