Common Mistakes II

Spot the mistake(s) in the following sentences. Move your mouse over the sentence to see the correct version.


How do you call that in English? What do you call that in English?

I'm not working in the moment. I’m not working at the moment.

Your perfume smells well. Your perfume smells good [adj. after verb of perception].

I don't understand this things. I don’t understand these things.

Hot is the opposite from cold. Hot is the opposite of cold.

The most people live in cities. Most people live in cities.

He's so an important man. He’s such an important man.

That what you said isn't true. What you said isn’t true.

I would like that he does it. I would like him to do it.

We saw the game in television last week. We saw the game on television last week.

If he would understand, it would be easier. If he understood, it would be easier. [type II]

Do you mean the weather will be better? Do you think the weather will be better tomorrow?

That's something what we don't need. That’s something / something that we don’t need.

We were invited from our neighbours. We were invited to a party by our neighbours.

My wife has much patience. My wife has a lot of patience. [much/many mainly in questions and negative sentences]

Do you ever train your English? Do you ever practise your English?

His job is the same like mine. His job is the same as mine.

The film was real boring. The film was really boring.

He speaks French also. He also speaks French.

Yesterday it gave a lot of trouble. Yesterday there was a lot of trouble.

We met us on a party two weeks ago. We met at a party two weeks ago.

The president is died many years ago. The president died many years ago.

Here in the book it stands that Here in the book it says that …

It's not worth to buy a bigger car. It’s not worth buying a bigger car.

The both colleagues were angry. Both colleagues were angry.

We must inform ourselves about this. We must find out about this problem.

They go to the church on Sundays. They go to church on Sundays.

The winner became a wonderful prize. The winner got a wonderful prize. [to become = werden]

We must protect the nature. We must protect nature.

Lay down and be quiet. Lie down and be quiet.

That big hole in the road is a really danger. That big hole in the road is a real danger.

You drive always too fast. You always drive too fast.

In former times I lived in London. I used to live in London.

What colour has snow? What colour is snow?

He's got no money, he wants to lend some. He’s got no money, he wants to borrow some.

He will come, or? He will come, won’t he?

We'll discuss about this suggestion. We’ll discuss this suggestion.

When are we going to meet us? When are we going to meet?

I like chess - it makes fun. I like chess – it is fun.

I was already in England. I’ve already been to England.

I had luck at poker - I won fifty euros. I was lucky at poker – I won fifty euros.

In a restaurant: Can I see the card, please? In a restaurant: Can I see the menu, please?

Can't we drive with the bus? Can’t we go by bus?

The scissors is on the table. The scissors are on the table.

"Give me that book, please." - "Please." “Give me that book, please.” – “Here you are.”

"Please? Could you repeat that?" Sorry/Pardon/I beg your pardon? Could you repeat that?”

I don't like my chief. I don’t like my boss.

What's the name from his wife? What’s his wife’s name?

I have an interesting information for you. I have some interesting information for you.

I listened to the news in the radio. I listened to the news on the radio.