Lovely readers, listed below are corrections on some of the common errors we make when speaking the English language.
1. Kim as well as his friends are coming here tomorrow. [NOT CORRECT]
Kim as well as his friends is coming here tomorrow. [CORRECT]
Reason: If two nouns [Kim and his friends] are connected with ‘and’, the verb in the sentence should match the first noun [Kim]. So use “coming”.
2. She has been studying her lessons very hard. [NOT CORRECT]
She has been studying very hard. [CORRECT]
Reason: When you talk about a teacher’s work, use “study”, “do homework” or “do exercise”, but not “lessons”.
3.I got off my car to meet my friends. [NOT CORRECT]
I got out of my car to meet my friends. [CORRECT]
Reason: Use ” get on / off ” with vehicles bus, train, plane, boat, ship, bike.
Use ” get out of / got out of ” with vehicles car, taxi, elevator, elevator. [In some countries, “Get Off / Get Off” is also used with “Train” and “Boat”.
4. I want to charge my phone. [NOT CORRECT]
I want to charge up my phone [CORRECT]
Reason: Charge means to put electricity into an electrical device like a battery:
She drove the car around the block to charge the batteries. You are charging something because it increases the available charge on it