Wrong: I have visited Niagara Falls last weekend.
Right : I visited Niagara Falls last weekend.
Wrong The woman which works here is from Japan.
Right The woman who works here is from Japan.
Wrong She’s married with a dentist.
Right She’s married to a dentist.
Wrong She was boring in the class.
Right She was bored in the class.
Wrong I must to call him immediately.
Right I must call him immediately.
Wrong Every students like the teacher.
Right Every student likes the teacher.
Wrong Although it was raining, but we had the picnic.
Right Although it was raining, we had the picnic.
Wrong I enjoyed from the movie.
Right I enjoyed the movie.
Wrong I look forward to meet you.
Right I look forward to meeting you.
Wrong I like very much ice cream.
Right I like ice cream very much.
Wrong She can to drive.
Right She can drive.
Wrong Where I can find a bank?
Right Where can I find a bank?
Wrong I live in United States.
Right I live in the United States.
Wrong When I will arrive, I will call you.
Right When I arrive, I will call you.
Wrong I’ve been here since three months.
Right I’ve been here for three months.
Wrong My boyfriend has got a new work.
Right My boyfriend has got a new job.
Wrong She doesn’t listen me.
Right She doesn’t listen to me.
Wrong You speak English good.
Right You speak English well.
Wrong The police is coming.
Right The police are coming.
Wrong The house isn’t enough big.
Right The house isn’t big enough.
Wrong You should not to smoke.
Right You should not smoke.
Wrong There is seven girls in the class.
Right There are seven girls in the class.
Wrong I didn’t meet nobody.
Right I didn’t meet anybody.
Wrong My flight departs in 5:00 am.
Right My flight departs at 5:00 am.
Words that are confused.
- advice–a noun meaning helpful information
- advise–a verb meaning to give helpful information
- affect–a verb meaning to influence or to display. Used as a noun in psychology to mean a feeling, an emotion.
- effect–a noun meaning result. Used as a verb to mean to cause or bring about.
- As a general rule, remember that affect is usually a verb and effect is usually a noun.
- all ready–an adjective meaning prepared
- already–an adverb meaning prior to a certain time
- cite–a verb meaning to quote and refer to
- sight–a verb meaning to see or to aim; a noun meaning an extraordinary visual perception
- site–a noun meaning a place or a verb meaning to place
- its–the possessive form of it
- it’s–the contracted form of it is
- knew–the past tense of the verb to know
- new–an adjective meaning recently created, unused
- know–a verb meaning to have knowledge of
- no–the negative.
- loose–an adjective meaning free, unconnected
- lose–a verb meaning to misplace, to be defeated
- principal–an adjective meaning chief or main; a noun meaning the head of a school, a leading performer, or a sum of money
- principle–a noun meaning theory, concept, rule
- their–the third person plural possessive pronoun.
- there–an adverb designating place
- they’re–the contracted form of they are
- to–a preposition meaning in the direction of
- too–an adverb meaning also or excessively
- two–the number 2.
- whose–the possessive form of who
- who’s–the contracted form of who is
Twenty Commonly Misspelled Words