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					 WELCOME TO
PROGRAM on RIGHT
 KNOWLEDGE of
    English
COMMON ERRORS IN
    ENGLISH
    Session I
Common Errors in
    English
1. Loose for lose
   No: I always loose the product key.
   Yes: I always lose the product key.
2 . It's for its (or god forbid, its')
  No: Download the HTA, along with it's read
  me file.
  Yes: Download the HTA, along with its read
  me file.
  No: The laptop is overheating and its making
  that funny noise again.
  Yes: The laptop is overheating and it's
  making that funny noise again.
3. Ain’t {short form – non standard}

  am not / are not / is not
  have not / has not

  Things ain’t (are not) what they
   used to be
  I ain’t (have not) got any money
4. They're for their for there
No: The managers are in they're weekly
  planning meeting.
Yes: The managers are in their weekly
  planning meeting.
No: The techs have to check there cell
  phones at the door, and their not happy
  about it.
Yes: The techs have to check their cell
  phones at the door, and they're not
  happy about it.
5. i.e. for e.g.
No: Use an anti-spyware program (i.e.,
  AdAware).
Yes: Use an anti-spyware program (e.g.,
  AdAware).
Note: The term i.e.(id est) means "that
  is"; e.g.(exempli gratia) means "for
  example." And a comma follows both of
  them. (etc – et cetra)
6. Effect for affect
No: The outage shouldn't effect any users during work
  hours.
Yes: The outage shouldn't affect any users during work
  hours.
Yes: The outage shouldn't have any effect on users.
Yes: We will effect several changes during the
  downtime.
Note: Impact is not a verb. Purists, at least, beg you to
  use affect instead:
No: The outage shouldn't impact any users during work
  hours.
Yes: The outage shouldn't affect any users during work
  hours.
Yes: The outage should have no impact on users during
  work hours.
7. You're for your
No: Remember to defrag you're
 machine on a regular basis.
Yes: Remember to defrag your
 machine on a regular basis.
No: Your right about the changes.
Yes: You're right about the changes.
8. Different than for different from
No: This setup is different than the one
  at the main office.
Yes: This setup is different from the
  one at the main office.
Yes: This setup is better than the one at
  the main office.
9. Lay for lie
No: I got dizzy and had to lay down.
Yes: I got dizzy and had to lie down.
Yes: Just lay those books over there.
10. Then for than
No: The accounting department had more
  problems then we did.
Yes: The accounting department had more
  problems than we did.
Note: When a sentence construction begins
  with If, you don't need a then. Then is
  implicit, so it's superfluous and wordy
No: If you can't get Windows to boot, then
  you'll need to call Ted.
Yes: If you can't get Windows to boot, you'll
  need to call Ted.
11. Could of, would of for could have,
 would have
No: I could of installed that app by
 mistake.
Yes: I could have installed that app by
 mistake.
No: I would of sent you a meeting
 notice, but you were out of town.
Yes: I would have sent you a meeting
 notice, but you were out of town.
11. One of my uncle has come
     One of my uncles has come
12. He is senior than I
     He is senior to me
13. What is your book’s price?
     What is the price of your book?
14. Sarita is one of the best girl in
 the class.
 Sarita is one of the best girls in
 the class
15. One should do his duty
     One should do one’s duty
16. Here are the news
      Here is the news
17. There are fine furnitures in his
 home
      There is fine furniture in his
 house
18. I have got few books
      I have got a few books
19. The climate of Pune is better than
   Mumbai
     The climate of Pune is better than that
   ofMumbai
20. I and he study together
     He and I study together
21. The peoples of India work hard
     The people of India work hard
22. It is me
      It is I
23. She is my neighbourer
     She is my neighbour
24. He is my cousin brother
     He is my cousin
25. What fool he is
    What a fool he is
26. Distribute these apples between
   the    ten girls
    Distribute these apples among the
   ten girls
27. He is a honest man
     He is an honest man
28. I have bought no any sugar
     I have not bought any sugar
29. He works very hardly
     He works very hard
30. Anil runs very fastly
     Anil runs very fast
31. He was appointed as a clerk
     He was appointed a clerk
32. She will return back from Bangalore
   next week
    She will return from Bangalore next
   week
33. I do not agree to you
     I do not agree with you
34. He said me to wait
     He asked me to wait
35.I am awaiting for results
    I am awaiting results
    I am waiting for results
36. I watched this program in the TV
     I watched this program on the TV
37. Sandesh has come back from Vizag
     yesterday
     Sandesh came back from Vizag
     yesterday
38. She is sick for two days
     She has been sick for two days
39. I shall make you to do this work
     I shall make you do this work
40. Would you mind to move that side?
     Would you mind moving that side?
41. He and not you deserve this favour
     He and not you, deserves this
 favour
42. She preys the god everyday
    She prays to god everyday
42. Short colloquial expressions
    Want to = wanna
    Going to = gonna
    Got to     = gotta
    don’t know = dunno
    Little      = lil (lil sis)
        Tips for Correspondence in Business English
Regular Way of Communicating         Business Communication
                                     In my written communication to Mr
In my letter to Mr Shah.
                                     Shah.

She spoke to me in detail.           We had a meeting
I liked her advice.                  I liked her analysis
He has told he will come at 11 am.   He is scheduled to come at 11 am

Three people had come to
                                     There are three potential customers
inquire about our product
Can you speak loudly?                I am not able to hear you
Can you speak to Mr Suresh and       Can you co-ordinate with Mr Suresh
get our PC repaired?                 and get our PC working?
Can you tell me your phone number Can you help me with your phone
& email id?                       number & email id?
HOW ERROR FREE IS YOUR
      ENGLISH?

   IDENTIFY THE ERROR
              Elementary level
Q1 I went to the library to get as many information as I
   could.
(a) to (b) as many (c) as
Q2 When it is possible, I will help you later today.
(a) When (b) will (c) later
Q3 I can speaking English quite well now.
(a) speaking (b) quite (c) well
Q4 He will not let me to borrow his computer.
(a) will not (b) to borrow (c) his
Q5 Tonight I'm going to stay at home with myself.
(a) Tonight (b) going (c) with
Q6 I think it is a spend of money to buy cigarettes.
(a) it is (b) spend (c) of money
Q7 I look forward to see you on Tuesday after work.
(a) forward (b) to see (c) on
Q8 I didn't see someone on the way to your house.
(a) didn't (b) someone (c) to your
Q9 It is sure that one day she will pass her
   examinations.
(a) sure (b) one day (c) pass
Q10 I don't think I have ever red one of his books.
(a) think (b) ever (c) red
            Intermediate level
Q1 He is very careful with his money and spares
  at least a quarter of his pay every month.
(a) careful (b) spares (c) a quarter (d) pay
Q2 In the moment I am working hard to pass my
  examinations.
(a) In (b) the (c) am working (d) to pass
Q3 The news today are always full of stories
  about people who are unhappy.
(a) news (b) are (c) of (d) about
Q4 She gave me some very good advise when
  she told me to buy that car.
(a) gave (b) advise (c) told (d) buy

Q5 He saw that it was a very good chance and
  decided to accept the new job.
(a) saw (b) was (c) chance (d) decided

Q6 The police in that country does not carry
  guns when they are in the street.
(a) does (b) carry (c) they (d) street
Q7 When you have finished eating in the
  restaurant, you ask the waiter for the account.
(a) have (b) eating (c) ask (d) account
Q8 I just don't understand it and I admire why
  she did it.
(a) just (b) it (c) admire (d) did
Q9 I read today in my newspaper the topical
  words that the President spoke at the meeting.
(a) read (b) my (c) topical (d) spoke
Q10 The picture on the television is not at all
  clear because something needs to be adapted.
(a) picture (b) at (c) needs (d) adapted
              Advanced level
Q1 After they had finished their meal, they
  asked the waiter the bill.
(a) had (b) their (c) the (d) the bill
Q2 Most banks do not mind to lend money to
  young entrepreneurs.
(a) Most (b) do (c) to lend (d) to
Q3 Working all day long in financial services
  can be a very tired occupation.
(a) all day (b) in (c) services (d) tired
Q4 It is quite acceptable to pay a lot for high
  quality work especially if the service is very
  well.
(a) quite (b) to pay (c) if (d) well
Q5 There is so many more opportunities today in
  media related industries than could be found
  30 years ago.
(a) is (b) in (c) related (d) than
Q6 At the beginning everybody put their money
  into internet enterprises.
(a) At (b) everybody (c) their (d) into
Q7 It is important to initiate all new recruits quickly
   into company procedures to stop the former
   becoming boring.
(a) to initiate (b) into (c) to stop (d) boring
Q8 Whenever they would need additional supplies, they
   used to contact the main warehouse.
(a) would need (b) supplies (c) used to (d) warehouse
Q9 It depends in your attitude whether or not you adapt
   to the new demands of a job.
(a) in (b) whether (c) adapt to (d) of
Q10 It is no good expecting for promotion within the
   first two years.
(a) no good (b) Within (c) expecting for promotion (d)
   years

				
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