Common mistakes in English

Common mistakes in English to Avoid, confusing words, common errors in English grammar and pronunciation. Popular errors Errors in English usage to avoid. Learn how to speak correct English.

Stationary vs stationery

Common mistakes in English: stationary vs stationery

Common mistakes in English: stationary vs stationery Are they two different words or is it just a spelling mistake?     These two words are often confused. Stationary is an adjective. Means standing still, not moving.Stationery is a noun. Means writing materials, as pen, paper, envelope, ink, ruler.   Words origin Word origin: from Latin ‘stationem’ (station). ‘Stationarius’ in Medieval Latin was …

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Connect to or connect with

Learn English: connect to or with

What is correct: connect to or with? Actually both may be correct depending on the context. Each of them collocates with different words. ‘Connected to’ usually means a physical connection. E.g. ‘Your computer is connected to a printer’. ‘Connected with’ someone or something means a relationship. E.g. ‘He is still connected with his school colleagues’, ‘symptoms connected with …

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Adapt vs adopt. What is the difference?

Common mistakes in English: adapt vs adopt

Common Mistakes in English: Adapt vs Adopt There are some very common mistakes in English that even native English speakers make. ‘Adapt’ means to change something and make it suitable for a specific use or situation. ‘Adopt’ means to make something one’s own. Examples of adapt and adopt: The key to success is often the ability to adapt. …

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Anyone or anybody

Learn English: anyone vs anybody

Anyone vs Anybody What is the difference between anyone and anybody?     Which one should I use, ‘anyone’ or ‘anybody’? Have you ever wondered which form is better to use? Here we have some help for you. The answer is: both are correct and both mean the same.   The difference Usually anyone and …

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Does or do anybody, which is correct?

Learn English: ‘does anybody’ or ‘do anybody’?

Does anybody’ or ‘do anybody This is a question very often asked by our students: Does anybody or do anybody? Answer: DOES is correct. Does anybody vs Do anybody Do you know why ‘Does anybody’ is correct? ‘Anybody’ is a third person singular form and takes -s in the present simple tense. That’s why the …

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