Below are a few of the many mistakes made in English VERBALLY AND NON-VERBALLY and how they can be corrected.
Apostrophes may not be noticeable while speaking but it completely changes the meaning of the message being delivered when used wrongly in a sentence.
Janes file is over there.
Jane’s file is over there.
The computer’s aren’t working.
The computers aren’t working.
- THE COULDS/ WOULDS:
The basic difference between a “could” and “would” is that one expresses the possibility of doing it in future with some doubt and the other is the possibility of doing it with confidence.
I could have made a better presentation.
I would have done it sooner.
This again may sound the same while speaking but are completely different when used in written English.
The books are kept over there.
Their photographs aren’t ready yet.
- DEGREES OF COMPARISON:
There are various degrees of comparison like:
But there are some words whose degrees of comparison are different:
Beautiful cannot be beautifuller<beautifullest
- IN/ AT/ BY:
These are prepositions that are used mostly to describe or speak about time.
- Please be there in time.
- I shall reach office by 6 in the evening.
- Office starts at 9 in the morning.