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10 Common English Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Today

Are you struggling with your English language skills? Don't worry, you're not alone. English can be a tricky language to master, especially for non-native speakers. However, there are some common mistakes that you need to stop making if you want to improve your English proficiency.

Here are 10 common English mistakes that you need to stop making today:

Using "I" instead of "me"

Example: "John and I went to the store" (Correct)

Incorrect: "John and me went to the store"

Confusing "your" and "you're"

Example: "You're going to love your new job" (Correct)

Incorrect: "Your going to love you're new job"

Using "there" instead of "their" or "they're"

Example: "Their car is parked over there" (Correct)

Incorrect: "They're car is parked over there"

Mixing up "its" and "it's"

Example: "It's a beautiful day outside" (Correct)

Incorrect: "Its a beautiful day outside"

Using "loose" instead of "lose"

Example: "I don't want to lose my keys" (Correct)

Incorrect: "I don't want to loose my keys"

Confusing "affect" and "effect"

Example: "The medication had an effect on my headache" (Correct)

Incorrect: "The medication had an affect on my headache"

Using "then" instead of "than"

Example: "I would rather stay home than go out tonight" (Correct)

Incorrect: "I would rather stay home then go out tonight"

Confusing "who" and "whom"

Example: "Whom did you invite to the party?" (Correct)

Incorrect: "Who did you invite to the party?"

Using double negatives

Example: "I don't have no money" (Incorrect)

Correct: "I don't have any money"

Incorrectly using "literally"

Example: "I literally died laughing" (Incorrect)

Correct: "I laughed so hard I thought I was going to die"

By avoiding these common English mistakes, you'll be well on your way to improving your language skills. Remember to practice, practice, practice and don't be afraid to ask for help.

Good luck!


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