Ten Common Grammatical Errors in English

No matter how much research and brainstorming you have gone through while writing an article, few grammatical mistakes can make you look naive and the article cringe-worthy. Also, grammar has been asked consistently in almost all the MBA entrance exams (only CAT has been avoiding it for a few years now). So, we’ve assembled the 10 most egregious and ubiquitous grammatical mistakes into one helpful article.

Given below are 10 silly grammatical mistakes:

Incorrect: I’ll send you the mails when I sit at my laptop.
Correct: I’ll send you the mails when I sit on my laptop.
Explanation: ‘At’ gives the description of your physical position. ‘On’ gives a meaning of working on your computer.

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Incorrect: Anyways, I was telling you about the movie I watched yesterday.
Correct: Anyway, I was telling you about the movie I watched yesterday.
Explanation: Anyway means regardless. Anyways is a slang and is a non-standard use of language.

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Incorrect: My daughter-in-laws have gone to the market.
Correct: My daughters-in-law have gone to the market.
Explanation: Plural form is daughters-in-law, not daughter-in-laws.

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Incorrect: She couldn’t decide what to wear, so she ended not going to the party.
Correct: She couldn’t decide what to wear, so she ended up not going to the party.
Explanation: End means finish. End up means to reach or come to a place/condition/situation.

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Incorrect: Be careful not to loose your tie this time.
Correct: Be careful not to lose your tie this time.
Explanation: lose is a verb. Loose is an adjective.

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Incorrect: If I’m you, I would have bought the stocks.
Correct: If I were you, I would have bought the stocks.
Explanation: ‘I were’ is used when you talk about something that isn’t true.

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Incorrect: It is Anshul’s and Shashank’s case.
Correct: It is Anshul and Shashank’s case.
Explanation: For a collective possession of things only one apostrophe ‘s’ is used.

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Incorrect: Ram’s father is a MLA.
Correct: Ram’s father is an MLA.
Explanation: For words which sounds like a vowel (A, E, I, O, U) ‘an’ is used. E.g.: ‘A university’ not ‘an university’.

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Incorrect: They learned how to play a Piano by themself.
Correct: They learned how to play a Piano by themselves.
Explanation: Themself is not a word, themselves is.

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Incorrect: Rakhi is annoying today, usually she’s fun to be around.
Correct: Rakhi is being annoying today, usually she’s fun to be around.
Explanation: Rakhi is not always annoying so being is used to indicate a continuing action.

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