Common Mistakes in English

English is the most common language used while communicating with people. As it is an international language used for communication, everybody wants to learn English. It has become an essential part of our daily lives.

When it comes to professional and non-professional people, they use some English words in writing and speaking unknowingly the The use of the words and phrases. Here are 5 common English mistakes people make while writing and speaking.

List of 5 Common Mistakes People Make While Writing & Speaking

Common English Mistakes

1. Until or By:

“Until” is used as a preposition that describes a span of time before a target date while “By” is used when referring to a deadline and means “on” or “before”.

The examples of “Until ” in sentences:

“I worked until 7 PM yestreen.”
“The gift will not reach here until the end of the week.”

The examples of “By” in sentences:

“I need the meeting done by 5:00 pm.”
“Please approve the proposal by November 13th.”

2. Revert Back:

Revert already means return to a certain action. That’s why the word “back” along with “revert” is unnecessary.

The examples of “Revert” in sentences:

“Feel free to revert with any query.”
“Try not to revert to your previous living habits.”

3. I and Me:

Some people find it hazardous to use ‘I’ and ‘Me’ in sentences. The best way to use any of these two words in a sentence is to add yourself to the sentence.

Example: Khushi and (I? / Me?) will join the webinar.

In this sentence, just delete the portion about Khushi and then read the sentence. “I will join the webinar” OR “Me will join the webinar”? Found it easy?

4. Discuss About:

Discuss, by definition, means to talk about (something) with another person or group of people. Therefore, “discuss about” is redundant. It doesn’t make proper sense because the word ‘about’ is already included in the meaning of the word ‘discuss’.

The examples of “discuss ” in sentences:

“We need to sit together and discuss our problems”.
“The family members stepped aside to discuss their planning.”

5. Let’s and Lets

This is a common mistake people commit while writing. In speaking, both the words sound same. “Let’s” refers to “let us” while “lets” is the first person singular form of the verb to let.

The examples of “Let’s” in sentences:

“Let’s plan a date tonight.”
“Let’s cut the discussion and proceed with the plan.”

The examples of “Lets” in sentences:

“He lets me help his students.”
“She usually lets me live happily.”

If there are some other words in English that you’re confused about, feel free to share with us by commenting in the comment box given below. We’ll add those words in the post to help the readers.

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