Sunday, 2 December 2012

Common English Mistakes

These mistakes in English are quite common. A formal online English degree will not always go over these errors, so study up below to improve your language skills if you are ESL.

Chinese Style   :It's seven twenty o'clock.
American Style:It's seven twenty.
Chinese Style   :Your coat is broken.
American Style:Your coat is torn.
Chinese Style   :Susan didn't make a fault anyway.
American Style:Susan didn't make a mistake anyway.
Chinese Style  :Would you mind posting this letter for me ? Yes, certainly.
American Style:Would you mind mailing this letter for me ? Of course not. OR 
( Not at all )
Chinese Style   :He becomes better.
American Style:He got better.
Chinese Style   :We'll have a hearing test tomorrow.
American Style:We'll have a listening test tomorow.
Chinese Style  :I recommend you to take a long vacation.
American Style:I recommend that you take a long vacation.
Chinese Style   :The last bus leaves at eleven o'clock. It's about eleven now, Hurry up!
American Style:The last bus leaves at eleven o'clock. It's nearly ( almost ) eleven now, Hurry up!
Chinese Style   :It was still bright outside.
American Style:It was still light outside.

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