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Common Errors – Honk or Horn?

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Wrong: –

  1. I heard a lorry driver horning at the taxi-driver in ABC street near the museum.

Correct: –

  1. I heard a lorry driver honking at the taxi-driver in ABC street near the museum.

 

Regards,

Bryan

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Common Errors – Send or Take?

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Wrong: –

  1. Bryan sends his son to school every morning.

Correct: –

  1. Bryan takes his son to school every morning.

Regards,

An essayist, Bryan, concentrates on guiding students to be a better writer.

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Common Errors – How do you use etc perfectly?

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Wrong: –

  1. At the zoo, we are able to spot countless animals such as ferocious lions, docile lambs and etc.

Right: –

  1. At the zoo, we are able to spot countless animals such as ferocious lions, docile lambs, etc.

Regards

Bryan Low

An essayist who has passion for coaching kids to become a better writer.

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Common Errors – Balance of Sentences

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Wrong: –

Bryan picked and threw away the rubbish.

Correct: –

Bryan picked up and threw away the rubbish.

Wrong: –

Bryan switch the lights and listened to the music.

Correct:

Bryan switched on the lights and listened to the music in the armchair comfortably.

 

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Common Errors – In the street or on the street?

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Wrong: –

  1. The number of coffee shops onĀ our city streets has multiplied in the last few years.

Correct: –

  1. The number of coffee shops in our city streets has multiplied in the last few years.

Regards,

Bryan

An essayist who is engross in coaching children and teenagers on the techniques of writing amazing essays.

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Common Errors – in or beside or at

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Wrong: –

Bryan is fishing beside the river.

Right: –

Bryan is fishing in the river.

Wrong: –

A class of students is having a picnic beside the beach.

Right: –

A class of students is having a picnic on the beach.

Regards,

Bryan

(An Essayist and Trainer of Mastertuition)

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Common Errors – Misuse of a Demonstrative Pronoun

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Wrong: –

The teachers voted to increase the number of students. This upset Bryan.

Right: –

The teachers voted to increase the number of students. Their decision upset Bryan.

Regards,

Bryan

(Trainer and founder of Mastertuition)

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Common Errors – Misuse of a Reflexive Pronoun

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Wrong: –

Right: –

  1. I, myself, have written the final draft of the essay.
  2. Bryan blamed himself for the errors.

Wrong: –

My staff and myself have marked the essays.

Right: –

My staff and I have marked the essays.

Wrong: –

Please see that your mother and yourself sign the enclosed forms.

Right: –

Please see that your mother and your sign the enclosed forms.

 

Regards,

Bryan

(Trainer and Founder of Mastertuition)

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Common Errors – Confused Use of a Pronoun

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Wrong: –

The man told Bryan that he was wrong.

Right: –

Many possibilities.

Or

The man told Bryan that he, Bryan, was wrong.

 

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Common Errors – Lack of Agreement with Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives

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Wrong: –

Any student will forget what they have learned if they don’t review the content regularly.

Right: –

Any student will forget what he / she has learned if he / she doesn’t review the content regularly.

By Bryan Low

(The Trainer and Founder of Mastertuition)

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