the Common Errors

Incorrect John is kindness, so many people want to chat with him.
Correct John is so kind that many people want to chat with him.  
   
Incorrect Had you come to Korea ? Randy
Correct Have you ever been to Korea, Randy
   
Incorrect Chan, are your work busy ?
Correct Chan, do you have a busy job ?  
   
Incorrect I am going to a picnic.    
Correct I am going on a picnic.
   
Incorrect I am a bit in a hurry.  
Correct I am in a bit of a hurry.
   
Incorrect Ah Ling, What is Hong Kong interesting.
Correct Ah Ling, What is in Hong Kong interesting.
   
Incorrect I'll date her out this Saturday.
Correct I'll take her out on a date this Saturday.
   
Incorrect My house is to ten minute of her.
Correct It is a ten minute drive from my house to hers.
   
Incorrect I had told you I am from China.
Correct I have told you before that I am from China.  
   
Incorrect How do you think to learn the English ?
Correct What is your point on learning English ?
   
Incorrect Would you please don't ask me this question, OK ?
Correct Would you please not ask me this question, OK ?
   
Incorrect I'm heard music.
Correct I am listening to some music now.  

Incorrect I am come from China.
Correct I am from China/ I come from China.
   
Incorrect OK, I will see you late !
Correct OK, I will see you later !
   
Incorrect I wish I have .....
Correct I wish I had ....
   
Incorrect I am going to watch the cinema tonight.
Correct I am going to a movie tonight.
   
Incorrect I am difficult to learn English.
Correct

It is difficult for me to learn English.

   
Incorrect I still so surprise we were born in same day.
Correct

I am so surprised that we were born on the same day. 

   
Incorrect Is there some topic talk about ?
Correct

Is there any topic to talk about ?

   
Incorrect Give me a favor !
Correct

Please do me a favor !

   
Incorrect I don't understand the meaning what you say...
Correct

I don't understand the meaning of what you said ....

   
Incorrect There are not anything wrong ...
Correct There is nothing wrong ....
   
Incorrect Why not come yesterday ?  
Correct Why didn't you come yesterday ?
   
Incorrect What hobby do you like ?
Correct What is your hobby ?
   
Incorrect Almost people here I never met before.
Correct Almost all the people here are strangers to me.
 

Incorrect You must be quite a character.
Correct You are quite a character
   
Incorrect In fact, Billy really owns some personality to be a VIP.  
Incorrect I am sorry, my computer have the problem.
Correct

I am sorry, there is a problem with my computer.

   
Incorrect Today, I'll wash my cat.
Correct

I'll give my cat a bath today.

   
Incorrect How many days left for you to quit your position ?
Correct How many days are left before you quit your job?
Correct How many days are left until you quit your job?
   
Incorrect Well, now my connection have problem.

 

 

Correct Well, I have some problems with my connection now.
   
Incorrect I writed the sentences yours down ... Maggie.
Correct I have written down your sentences, Maggie.
   
Incorrect Did Thailand come into rain season ?
Correct Is it the rainy season in Thailand ?
   
Incorrect Well, Peter !!! You must not a material boy, that is my kind too.
Correct Well, Peter !!! You are not a materialistic person like me. 
   
Incorrect I'm so much pleasing to talk with you.
Correct I'm so pleased/happy to talk with you.
   
Incorrect But I had sent it for 3 days.
Correct But I sent it 3 days ago.
   
Incorrect How is going everything ?  
Correct How is everything going ?
   
Incorrect I don't know how speak it in English.  
Correct I don't know how to say it in English.
   
Incorrect How many mountains exist in China ?
Correct How many mountains are there in China ?
 

Incorrect How was your sleeping yesterday ? Judy  
Correct Did you have a good sleep yesterday, Judy ?
   
Incorrect You're not get used to it, I guess ..........
Correct You're not used to it, I guess ..........  
   
Incorrect He is trying to look cute to make himself forgiven.
Correct He is trying to get away with it by looking cute.  
   
Incorrect Chen, you are informed. Thanks for your information.  
Correct Chen, you are informative. Thanks for your information.
   
Incorrect Why are you come here so often ?  
Correct Why do you come here so often ?
   
Incorrect Are you born in Malaysia ?  
Correct Were you born in Malaysia ?   
   
Incorrect Why don't stay more time here ?
Correct Why don't you stay a little longer ?
   
Incorrect He was in a hospital, and he is recently out of it.
Correct He was discharged from the hospital recently. 
   
Incorrect I'm also from China, but I'm live in Phillipines now.
Correct

I'm also from China, but I'm living in the Phillipines now.

   
Incorrect But chat room of teacher with this chat room are difference. Right ?
Correct But there is difference between the teacher's chat room and this chat room, right ?
 

Incorrect If oneday I am good in English, I would definitely admit it.
Correct

If someday I am good at English, I will definitely admit to it.

   
Incorrect I have not 2 years meet him
Correct

I haven't met him for 2 years. 

   
Incorrect It is simply unimaginable on me not to fight back.
Correct

It is simply unimaginable to me not to fight back.

   
Incorrect I hate my boss, I feel like kicking on his butt.
Correct I hate my boss, I feel like kicking his butt.
   
Incorrect I do not like English, so, I will go out here.  

 

Correct I don't like English, so I am leaving here now.
   
Incorrect This is the last time I went there, as the doctor has unravel the stitches.  
Correct It was the last time that I had to go there as the doctor took out the stitches.
   
Incorrect Derek, why are you come and go say nothing to us?  
Correct Derek, why did you come and go without saying anything to us?
   
Incorrect I must to say that your's english is perfect. How did you learn it ?
Correct

I must say that your English is perfect. How did you learn it ?

   
Incorrect I want to talk someone.
Correct I want to talk to someone.
   
Incorrect You are right. Just now I have leisure. Peter
Correct You are right. I was free just now, Peter
   
Incorrect I'm very sorry for yesterday, but my chief returned and I must to leave the chatroom at once.
Correct I am sorry for my abrupt exit yesterday because my boss suddenly turned up.
   
Incorrect I didn't say bye for you yesterday, please don't be angry.
Correct I didn't say bye to you yesterday, please don't be angry.
   

 

Incorrect

Betty, are you investing on stock market ?  

Correct Betty, are you investing in the stock market ?
   
Incorrect

Can you join me the talk ?

Correct Can I join in the talk ?
   
Incorrect We have full off and half off on Sunday.
Correct We are given the option to work either full or half day on Sunday.
   
Incorrect

Kelvin, don't be so jealousy !

Correct Kelvin, don't be so jealous !
   
Incorrect

The china is coming into rainy weather.  

Correct China is in rainy season now.
   
Incorrect

All these three cities are similar warm as Malaysia.

Correct All three of these cities are as warm as Malaysia.
   
Incorrect

What time of a day now in your country ?

Correct What is the time now in your country ?
   
Incorrect Comes to think of it, it sounds right !  
Correct Come to think of it, it does sound right !
   
Incorrect Last one typhoon let person 4 hundred million damage.  
Correct The latest typhoon has cost the people 400 million damage.
   
Incorrect But I 'm illiterature computer ....
Correct But I'm a computer illiterate ....
   
Incorrect The farm can't also be escaped from that typhoon.
Correct The typhoon has caused great damage on the farm.
 



Incorrect I can't follow you two talk now.
Correct I can't follow what both of you are talking about.
   
Incorrect You must know she is jealous very much.
Correct You must know that she is jealous by nature.
   
Incorrect Seems nothing changed to me ......
Correct It seems that nothing has changed to me .....
   
Incorrect Will she come to there soon ?
Correct She will go there soon, won't she ?
   
Incorrect Today is very slow.
Correct The connection is slow today.
   
Incorrect But you know a lot about computer, isn't it ?  I know nothing at all about it !
Correct But you know a lot about computer, don't you ? I myself know nothing about it !
   
Incorrect The sales of light arms is the main cause of heavy casualty in conflicting nations. 
Correct The sale of light arms to conflicting nations is the main cause of heavy casualities. 
   
Incorrect Why you want to know more about me ? I am just a small people.
Correct Why do you want to know more about me ? I am a nobody.
   
Incorrect Make sure that it is a high pay job.
Correct Make sure that it is a high paying job.
   
Incorrect I wonder if there is a comment on the certificate by GE about how good a student perform in the course ?
Correct I wonder if there is a comment on the certificate by GE about how well a student performs in the course ?
   
Incorrect We have lots of rain, because we're in monsoon season.
Correct There is a lot of rain here as we are in monsoon season now.
 

Incorrect How much is the temperature?
Correct What is the temperature ?
   
Incorrect Don't feel anger with me !!! I'm just kidding.
Correct Don't be mad at me !!! I'm just kidding.
   
Incorrect Kitty,  your honey was left just now because I told him you will coming soon.
Correct Kitty, your honey has just left as I told him you would be coming soon.
   
Incorrect I am a Chinese and have been abroad 10 years.
Correct I am Chinese and have been in abroad for 10 years.
   
Incorrect OK, tell me how does he like ?
Correct OK, tell me what he looks like ?
   
Incorrect I think you should go to abroad find a job make your life a little bit changed. 
Correct I think you should go abroad to find a job and make your life a little bit different for a change.
   
Incorrect Lilian is living far away with China.
Correct Lilian is living far away from China.
   
Incorrect I am sure not even one man can control himself if he meet this kind of situation.
Correct I doubt that there is even one man who can control himself in this situation.
   
Incorrect Are you a saler,  Alvin ?
Correct Are you a salesman, Alvin ?
   
Incorrect The team bring a lot of happy for football fan in the world but now I doubtful them.
Correct The team used to bring a lot of fun to the soccer fans in the world but I am doubtful of them now.
   
Incorrect Which kind of car ?
Correct What type of car ?
   

 

Incorrect Can you tell me when are you birthday date ?
Correct Can you tell me when your birthday is ?
   
Incorrect Should we continuous our speak in English language ?
Correct Shall we continue speaking in English ?
   
Incorrect Do you like your female staff flirted you when you be a boss ?
Correct Would you mind if your staff flirted with you if you were the boss ?
   
Incorrect Where is the students come from ?
Correct Where do the students come from ?
   
Incorrect I wonder have you be teacher before ?
Correct I wonder if you were a teacher before ?
   
Incorrect How long does the news ?
Correct How long does the news last ?
   
Incorrect We better don't tell anothers.
Correct We had better not tell others.
   
Incorrect I am worry about your English level will getting worse if you talk to me only. 
Correct I am worried that your English will get worse if you only talk to me.
   
Incorrect Come to here is more easy for you.
Correct If you come here it will be easier for you.
   
Incorrect Are they supported by Taliban or Iran.
Correct Are they supported by the Taliban or Iran.
   
Incorrect I was/got cancelled our date by her ?
Correct She cancelled the date.

Incorrect I will read it today night.
Correct I will read it tonight.
   
Incorrect What does differrent between ' seems ' and ' seem ' ?
Correct What is the difference between ' seems ' and ' seem ' ?
   
Incorrect Then I was left this company found a another job.
Correct Then I left this company and found another job.
   
Incorrect I am the only one graduated from high school.
Correct I am the only one graduating from high school.
   
Incorrect She told me there is no another way
Correct She told me there was no other way.
   
Incorrect In fact I want my life had a little bit changed.
Correct In fact I want to have some change in my life.
   
Incorrect Oh, he has the same car with yours ?
Correct Oh, he has the same car like yours ?
   
Incorrect I have been many places in Beijing. I like this city so much.
Correct I have been to many places in Beijing. I like this city very much.
   
Incorrect There are many softwares available these days for various purposes.
Correct There is a lot of software available these days for various purposes.
   
Incorrect Let me check your pic again see how is your beautiful eyes looks like. ahha
Correct Let me take a look at your pic again and see how beautiful your eyes look like. haha

Incorrect I am living at canada now, and working as a sales.
Correct I am living in Canada now and working in sales.  Or

I am living in Canada now and working as a sales rep.

   
Incorrect

How do you think my idea ?

Correct

What do you think of my idea ?

   
Incorrect Am I complete right ?
Correct Am I completely right ?
   
Incorrect Could you correct me this letter ?
Correct Would you correct this letter for me ?
   
Incorrect Thanks, I no longer need to wait for anyone else's opinion anymore.
Correct Thanks, I no longer need to wait for anyone else's opinion.   ( www.usingenglish.com )
   
Incorrect He has the aptitude for languages.
Correct He has an aptitude for language.   ( www.usingenglish.com )
   
Incorrect I don't have a forum. And I also don't know how to make it too.
Correct I don't have a forum. And I also don't know how to make one either.
   

Incorrect The discussion will begin after the dinner.
Correct The discussion will begin after dinner.
   
Incorrect Can the communism coexist with the capitalism ?
Correct Can communism coexist with capitalism ?
   
Incorrect Professor Li will speak on the latest development in the chemistry.
Correct Professor Li will speak on the latest development in chemistry.
   
Incorrect We make the bread with the flour.
Correct We make bread with flour.
   
Incorrect The experience is the best teacher.
Correct Experience is the best teacher.
   
Incorrect David has just been commissioned as the captain.
Correct David has just been commissioned as captain.
   
Incorrect When children grow up, they are sent to the school.
Correct When children grow up, they are sent to school.
   
Incorrect They study in the England.
Correct They study in England.
   
Incorrect Some of the students speak the Mandarin very well.
Correct Some of the students speak Mandarin very well.
   
Incorrect More and more people today die of the cancer.
Correct More and more people today die of cancer.
   



Correct In fact, Billy really has what it takes to be a VIP.
   
Incorrect Just now my connection have problem ........
Correct I just had a connection problem.........
   
Incorrect Joei,  maybe I will sleepless after I saw his pic !
Correct

Joei, I may be sleepless tonight after seeing his picture !

   
Incorrect I am so boring today, please bring me fun.  
Correct

I feel so bored today, please say something funny.

   
Incorrect Judy : Tom sent his pic to me for long time ago.
Correct Judy : Tom sent me his picture a long time ago.  
   
Incorrect You can try it more ..........
Correct You can try a few times ...........  
   
Incorrect He went to abroad to further his study.  
Correct He went abroad to further his study.
   
Incorrect Because that can let me more to be clear about your talk.
Correct

Because that can help me to understand what you said better.

   
Incorrect Do you live there from the day your born.
Correct Have you lived there since birth ? 
   
Incorrect You are very learned.
Correct You are very knowledgeable.
 
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