5 Correction to everyday grammatical errors

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Below are a few of the many mistakes made in English VERBALLY AND NON-VERBALLY and how they can be corrected.

  • APOSTRPHES:

Apostrophes may not be noticeable while speaking but it completely changes the meaning of the message being delivered when used wrongly in a sentence.
For example:

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.
For example:
I could have made a better presentation.
I would have done it sooner.

  • THERE/THEIR

This again may sound the same while speaking but are completely different when used in written English.
For example:
The books are kept over there.
Their photographs aren’t ready yet.

  • DEGREES OF COMPARISON:

There are various degrees of comparison like:

  • Good<better<best
  • Bad<worse<worst
  • Tall<taller<tallest

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.
For example:

  • Please be there in time.
  • I shall reach office by 6 in the evening.
  • Office starts at 9 in the morning.

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