Correct the Mistakes - To be, possessives, articles, demonstratives, pronouns, prepositions | Plural | Grammatical Number

Correct the mistakes

You’ll see several sentences containing mistakes students usually make. You have to write the correct sentence in you notebook and explain why it’s incorrect. After correcting all the mistakes orally with your teacher and the whole class, you’ll see the sentences corrected. Your active participation is important to avoid making the same mistakes in the future..

CORRECT THE MISTAKES:
1- My sister and I am at the same school. 2- Mr. Miller is my new neighbor. She’s very polite. 3- You are thirsty? 4- Where your mother is from? 5- Susan not is very intelligent.

LOOK AT THE CORRECTED SENTENCES:
1- My sister and I are at the same school. (the verb to be is always “are” in plural) 2- Mr. Miller is my new neighbor. He’s very polite. (Mr.  male [man]Mrs./Ms.  female [woman]) 3- Are you thirsty? (We invert the verb and the subject in questions) 4- Where is your mother from? (We invert the verb and the subject in questions) 5- Susan is not very intelligent. (not comes after the verb to be in the negative)

CORRECT THE MISTAKES:
1- Angela is with his brother. 2- The dog is in it doghouse. 3- The Thompsons are traveling with her children. 4- This is my dog and my name is Pluto.

LOOK AT THE CORRECTED SENTENCES:
1- Angela is with her brother. (Angela  woman  she  her) 2- The dog is in its house. (dog  animal  it  its) 3- The Thompsons are traveling with their children. (The Thompsons  Mr. and Mrs.  They  their) 4- This is my dog and his name is Pluto. (pet  he or she  Pluto  he  his)

CORRECT THE MISTAKES:
1- Sue is in that bus over there. 2- Mary is on the home. 3- I am in the school. 4- Carl is with the phone.

LOOK AT THE CORRECTED SENTENCES:
1- Susan is on that bus over there. (We say “on the bus”, “on the street”) 2- Mary is at home. (or Mary is home.) 3- I am at school. (We use in when we refer to a room) 4- Carl is on the phone. (We say “on the phone” and “with his sister” – company)

CORRECT THE MISTAKES:
1- These man is my step father. 2- Is that book over here Sara’s? 3- Where are this two women? 4- Look! This is my sister over there!

LOOK AT THE CORRECTED SENTENCES:
1- This man is my step father. (this + singular) 2- Is this book over here Sara’s? (this/these + here that/those + there) 3- Where are those two women? (those + plural; if you ask “where”, they are not here) 4- Look! That’s my sister over there. (this + here that + there)

CORRECT THE MISTAKES:
1- That’s my boss’ office. 2- I’m going to the teachers’s room. 3- Where’s the ladies room? 4- This is the book of my teacher.

CORRECT THE MISTAKES:
1- That’s my boss’s office. (‘s after the owner) 2- I’m going to the teachers’ room. (plurals ending in “s” = add ‘) 3- Where’s the ladies’ room? (‘ after the owner, plural, ending with “s”) 4- This is my teacher’s book. (owner + ‘s or ‘ + belonging)

CORRECT THE MISTAKES:
1- That’s a apple. 2- This is the my eraser. 3- She’s the Mary. 4- I want an pen.

LOOK AT THE CORRECTED SENTENCES:
1- That’s an apple. (before nouns starting with vowel sound, an is used.) 2- This is my eraser. (we don’t use articles with possessives) 3- She’s Mary. (we don’t use articles before names – except some: The USA, The UK, etc.) 4- I want a pen. (before nouns starting with consonant sound, a is used.)

CORRECT THE MISTAKES:
1- There’s some student’s in the classroom. 2- Are there mustard in the fridge? 3- Is there a coffee for breakfast? 4- There are notebooks on the desk?

LOOK AT THE CORRECTED SENTENCES:
1- There are some students in the classroom. (students = plural = there are) 2- Is there mustard in the fridge? (mustard – singular uncountable = there is) 3- Is there coffee for breakfast? (a / an + singular countable nouns) 4- Are there notebooks on the desk? (we invert are/is and there in questions)

CORRECT THE MISTAKES:
1- There isn’t some mustard in the fridge. 2- There are any people at the door. 3- Are there some ketchup left? 4- There’s the apple on the table.

LOOK AT THE CORRECTED SENTENCES:
1- There isn’t any mustard in the fridge. (any is used in negative sentences) 2- There are some people at the door. (in this sense, we use some in the affirmative) 3- Are there any ketchup left? (in this sense, we use any in questions) 4- There’s an apple on the table. (there’s an undetermined apple on the table)

WHERE’S THE DOG?

in the doghouse

out of the doghouse

WHERE’S THE DOG?

in front of the hydrant

behind the hydrant

WHERE ARE THE GIRL AND THE BOY?

The girl is the first.

The boy is the last.

by Zailda Coirano / sos-inglesonline.blogspot.com

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