5 COMMON ENGLISH MISTAKES TO AVOID IN YOUR CAREER
When someone writes or speaks without mistakes, it doesn’t mean they’re professionals or they know it all. It simply means they have consciously mastered the English art. The journey to a successful career begins with the art of mastering the English Language. One of the steps to mastering this art, is by identifying the common mistakes made and avoiding them. There are quite a number of English mistakes to avoid, but, I’ll be sharing just 5 of them.
1. Using AM and I’M interchangeably
It amazes me when people use AM instead of I’M or when they use I’M in place of AM. For example:
Am going to the market. (wrong)
I’m going to the market. ( right)
I’M means I AM, AM is only what it is AM. You can’t use them interchangeably. They are totally different.
2. YOUR and YOU’RE
Your is used to refer to a person’s item, for example, Your bag, your shoe, etc.
You’re is used to describe what or who a person is. For example, we can say, You’re beautiful, you’re very eloquent, etc.
3. TO and TOO
To is used before a noun or verb to portray a destination, recipient, or an activity. For example, I am going to my Brother’s school tomorrow, Can you give it to me?
Too means also, as well or used to express adjectives in extreme forms. For example, I am going home too, She is too dirty, etc.
4. THERE, THEY’RE and THEIR
Often times, people interchange there and their. It’s even worse when you use they’re instead of their of there.
There is used to describe a place, they’re means they are ( group of people), their is used to describe a group’s possession. For example, There is a new restaurant I want to try out, They’re all coming with me, The money is for their upkeep.
5. INTO and IN TO
They’re often confused, however ‘into’ demonstrates movement. For example, She walked into the office after waiting a long while. ‘In to’ is used different situations because of the individual words ‘to’ and ‘in’ which are frequently used in other parts of a sentence. For example, He was called in to a meeting.
It is important that you pay attention to these common English mistakes to avoid in your career if you want to get to the peak of your career. These are just a few grammar mistakes we’ve put together. Which ones do you frequently make? Which do you make that are not included in the list? Please, let us know in the comments.