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Common Mistakes in Grammar

Common Mistakes in Grammar

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We don’t say …… But ……
(Some common errors in the English language that you should avoid)
By Djazia Hakem
We don’t say: 
if I was you.
But: 
if I were you.
We don’t say:
 
One and one is two.
 
But: 
One and one are two.
We don’t say: 
Either Samir or Hamza have lost the book.
But: 
Either Samir or Hamza has lost the book.
We don’t say: 
Neither the horse nor the trainer were ready.
But: 
Neither the horse nor the trainer was ready.
We don’t say:
 
Each of the girls are going to be tested.
 
But: 
Each of the students is going to be tested.
We don’t say:
 
He wants a skateboard but none are available.
But: 
He wants a skateboard but none is available.
We don’t say:
 
I am doing good, thanks for asking.
But: 
I am doing well, thanks for asking.
We don’t say:
 
He has less projects than his brother.
 
But: 
He has fewer projects than his brother.
We don’t say:
 
His patience is less infinite than hers.
But: 
His patience is not infinite the way hers is .
We don’t say:
 
Are you saying you agree to their arguments? 

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