April, 2017

Common mistakes in IELTS – Incorrect omissions (Part 5)

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271. Omission of the direct object when there are two objects Don’t say: I asked him for some ink, and he gave me. ✓ Say:…

Common mistakes in IELTS: Exercises Part 5

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Exercise 71: Give the correct adverb, hard or hardly, in these sentences 1. The country was hit very _______ by the drought. 2. I…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Incorrect omissions (Part 4)

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260. Omission of there as an introductory word Don’t say: Once lived a great king. √ Say: Once there/There once lived a great king. Use…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Incorrect omissions (Part 3)

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251. Omission of a or an from make a noise, etc. Don’t say: I told them not to make noise. √ Say: I told…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Incorrect omissions (Part 2)

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242. The -s or -es of the third person singular omitted Don’t say. He speak English very well. √ Say: He speaks English very well….

Common mistakes in IELTS – Incorrect omissions (Part 1)

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             Incorrect omissions                        Omission of prepositions The following…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Un-English expressions (Part 3)

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211. Set a watch by, not put a watch with Don’t say: I put my watch with the radio news. ✓ Say: I set my…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Un-English expressions (Part 2)

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196. Ask a question, not make a question Don’t say: Naomi made me several questions. ✓ Say: Naomi asked me several questions. 197. Take…

Common mistakes in IELTS: Exercises Part 4

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Exercise 50: Use hung or hanged in the following 1. He was found guilty and ___________. 2. Mother _________ the clothes up to dry….

Common mistakes in IELTS – Un-English expressions (Part 1)

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                 Un-English expressions Mistakes often result from too close a translation into English of foreign idiomatic expressions….