To Err is Human!
We all make mistakes yet mistakes can be useful in helping us learn.
If you are afraid of making mistakes, you will never achieve fluency in English.
Even native English speakers often make mistakes when speaking, so why should you worry?
The 35 Advanced Mistakes in English are here:
|Choice 1||Choice 2|
|"Who's there?" "He's John."||"Who's there?" "It's John."|
|All through the centuries, there have been wars.||All along the centuries, there have been wars.|
|Could you help me, please?||Couldn't you help me, please?|
|Finally! Where have you been?||At last! Where have you been?|
|I almost wish I'd stayed at home.||I nearly wish I'd stayed at home.|
|I don't like nowadays fashions.||I don't like today's fashions.|
|I don't like to be shouted.||I don't like to be shouted at.|
|I have big respect for her ideas.||I have great respect for her ideas.|
|I have good knowledge of German.||I have a good knowledge of German.|
|I like the 60s music.||I like 60s music.|
|I love this country, it's so beautiful.||I love this so beautiful country.|
|I object to tell them my age.||I object to telling them my age.|
|I want a completely different colour.||I want a completely other colour.|
|I'll ask you in case I need help.||I'll ask you if I need help.|
|I'll be home since three o'clock.||I'll be home from three o'clock.|
|I'll see you a few days later.||I'll see you in a few days.|
|I'll try to find out when it starts.||I'll try to know when it starts.|
|In my opinion, it's a bad film.||According to me, it's a bad film.|
|It was too good a party to miss.||It was too good party to miss.|
|It's ages since she's arrived.||It's ages since she arrived.|
|It's getting to be winter.||It's getting winter.|
|It's time they go home.||It's time they went home.|
|Let's go and have coffee at Jonathan's.||Let's go and have coffee to Jonathan's.|
|Mont Blanc is 4808 m high.||The Mont Blanc is 4880 m high.|
|Our flat is being decorated this week.||Our flat is decorated this week.|
|Parliament is debating the issue right now.||Parliament are debating the issue right now.|
|She passed her exam, what surprised everybody.||She passed her exam, which surprised everybody.|
|Switzerland is between Germany, France, Austria, and Italy.||Switzerland is among Germany, France, Austria, and Italy.|
|Ten thousand, a hundred and six.||Ten thousand, one hundred and six.|
|That's mine - I saw it first!||That's mine - I saw it at first!|
|The girl wants her own room.||The girl wants an own room.|
|The police is looking for him.||The police are looking for him.|
|The whole of Paris was celebrating.||Whole Paris was celebrating.|
|We speak Italian in my town.||One speaks Italian in my town.|
|We waited one and a half hour.||We waited one and a half hours.|
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