20 Common Mistakes By Non-Native Speakers Of English

Mistakes:  

I like too much the Ferrari car.  

I am go for gym.  

I very like shopping.  

How to call it?  

What you call.  

I am boring.  

I am not understand.  

I want make party.  

We are going to make a party tonight.  

There were many peoples on the party.  

I want to buy many car in the future.  

I need to call my staffs.  

I want more informations please.  

I am want to speak with you.  

I’m in the bus.  

I’m on the school.  

I’m on work.  

For speak with somebody.  

For speak with you.  

Do you need something else?  

Corrections:  

I like Ferraris very much. They are my favourite make of cars.  

I am going to the gym or I go to the gym.  

I really like shopping.  

How do you say…..  

What do you call.  

I am bored.  

I do not understand  

I want to have a party.  

We are going to have a party tonight.  

There were many people at the party.  

I want to buy many cars in the future.  

I need to call my staff.  

I would like more information please.  

I would like to speak with you.  

I’m on the bus.  

I’m at school.  

I’m at work.  

To speak with somebody/someone.  

To speak with you.  

Would you like anything else?  

Explanation:  

Too much = complaint = I don’t like too much salt in my food.  

For is normally used to describe something done for someone else. I made a cake for my sister’s birthday.  

Very like is often confused with really like. Very like does not go together in terms of word order. It should be I really like shopping or I really like visiting my family every Christmas.  

How to call it? How to call what? It specifies that there is something already discussed. How do you say is more polite. How to call it may also sound rude to the listener. Example: How do you say hello in Spanish?  

What you call – this is broken English and does not exist. What do you call is the full form and correct way to say it. What do you call the needles that you use for knitting? A: They are called knitting needles!  

I am boring – This means you are boring and yes you may be boring to some, but you need to describe the feeling of being bored. I am bored is the correct way. I am happy (feeling).  

I am not understand – (Am) is normally used for age, nationality, race, origin etc…. However, it should not be used for understand. I do not understand is the correct form.  

While it is notable that you need to make arrangements for the party – you do not make a party, but have or host a party. Example: Tomorrow night, I am going to host a big party for my brother’s 21st birthday.  

People is uncountable and is often confused with students adding -s to make it plural. Example: How many peoples? How many people will be attending the party tonight? Answer: I am not sure, but I think a 100 people RSVP’d.  

Moreover, it should be at the party and not on the party.  

Cars are countable and you should add the -s ending to make it plural.  

Informations is uncountable and you should not add an s. The same goes for accomodations. Accommodation in the plural form should be without an -s.  

Again (am) is used and should not be confused – I would like is the polite and proper way to say something that you want to do.  

I am in the bus (yes – you are literally in), but you should say on the bus, as we use getting on and off the bus as the correct expressions in English. The same goes for train. (I am on the train to London. I will be there shortly).  

On is for when you are literally on something and the object can be removed. My phone is on the table. I am on the bus now, but I will get off the bus soon.  

You cannot be on work physically, but at work until it finishes. You will then leave the work place and be (at) home most probably. At lets the listener know about the location.  

For should not be confused with to.  

We’ve all been there when a foreign worker serves you says (Something else? Something more for you? Something more? Do you need something else?) This is wrong and often sounds impolite in English. The correct way is (Would you like anything else?).  

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