Even proficient students make mistakes!
No matter how much you study English, you will always make mistakes. Even native English speakers make mistakes.
In this English Activation Pack, we will look at 35 common mistakes that even proficient students of English make.
By working your way through these mistakes, you can learn to avoid them yourself.
The 35 Proficient Mistakes in English are here:
|Choice 1||Choice 2|
|A third of the students is from abroad.||A third of the students are from abroad.|
|Boris can never return back to his country.||Boris can never return to his country.|
|Everything will be much faster when we will install the new computer system.||Everything will be much faster when we install the new computer system.|
|Except for Susan, everybody was there.||Except Susan, everybody was there.|
|I can't think of anyone whom to invite.||I can't think of anybody to invite.|
|I promised Dad I'd go straight home after the party.||I promised Dad I'll go straight home after the party.|
|I think that children must respect their parents.||I think that children should respect their parents.|
|I wish you felt better tomorrow.||I hope you feel better tomorrow.|
|I’m used to eat breakfast at eleven in the morning.||I’m used to eating breakfast at eleven in the morning.|
|If you are into Impressionist art you have to visit the new exhibition in the art gallery.||If you are into Impressionist art you should visit the new exhibition in the art gallery.|
|I'm grateful for your help.||I'm thankful for your help.|
|It can't be the postman at the door. It's only seven o'clock.||It mustn't be the postman at the door. It's only seven o'clock.|
|May you go camping this summer?||Do you think you'll go camping this summer?|
|My cousin works for NATO.||My cousin works for the NATO.|
|My father, who we hope will be out of hospital soon,...||My father, whom we hope will be out of hospital soon,...|
|My wife will be angry unless I'm home by seven o'clock.||My wife will be angry if I'm not home by seven o'clock.|
|She has two sisters which are older than her.||She has two sisters who are older than her.|
|She was showing signs of tiredness.||She was showing tiredness signs.|
|She works the hardest when she's working for her family.||She works hardest when she's working for her family.|
|Some people are interested, but the majority doesn't care.||Some people are interested, but the majority don't care.|
|The living room has a big open fire, which makes it as warm as toast.||The living room has a big open fire, what makes it as warm as toast.|
|The number of the unemployed is going up.||The number of unemployed is going up.|
|The train may be late, as happened yesterday.||The train may be late, as it happened yesterday.|
|There is no doubt that the world is getting warmer.||No doubt the world is getting warmer.|
|Travel is a great way to broaden the mind.||Travel is a great method to broaden the mind.|
|We all have to live in society.||We all have to live in the society.|
|We all really enjoyed ourself at the picnic.||We all really enjoyed ourselves at the picnic.|
|We had water poured on us.||We were poured water on.|
|We talked about if it was ready.||We talked about whether it was ready.|
|What lives in those little holes?||What live in those little holes?|
|When I opened the door, the children ran in.||When I had opened the door, the children ran in.|
|When I wrote my letters, I did some gardening.||When I had written my letters, I did some gardening.|
|Will you come and see me when I'm in hospital?||Will you go and see me when I'm in hospital?|
|With only one leg, he has difficulty getting on and off buses.||With only one leg, he has difficulty to get on and off buses.|
|Would you follow me wherever I would go?||Would you follow me wherever I went?|
Can you avoid making these 35 common proficient mistakes?
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