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Common mistakes in IELTS – Miscellaneous examples (Part 3)

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151. Using one other instead of another Don’t say: Please give me one other book. √ Say: Please give me another book. Another is formed…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Miscellaneous examples (Part 1)

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               Miscellaneous examples 134. Confusion of gender Don’t say: The door is open, please shut her. √ Say: The…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Use of the wrong tense (Part 3)

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121. Using the present continuous for a habitual action, instead of the simple present Don’t say: Every morning I’m going for a walk. ✓ Say:…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Use of the wrong tense (Part 2)

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Common mistakes in IELTS – Use of the wrong tense (Part 2) 111. Using the past simple tense after to + the infinitive Don’t…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Use of the wrong tense (Part 1)

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        Use of the wrong tense 104. Using the past tense after did instead of the infinitive without to (a) To…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Misuse of the infinitive

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    Misuse of the infinitive Use the gerund and not the infinitive (a) After prepositions or preposition phrases 75. Without, etc. + -ing…

Common mistakes in IELTS: Exercises Part 3

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Exercise 33: Rewrite the following sentences (a) as questions, (b) as negative sentences 1. He went home. 2. You told me to wait. 3….

Common mistakes in IELTS – Using the wrong preposition (Part 1)

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Misused forms      Using the wrong preposition Mistakes are often made by using the wrong preposition after certain words. The following list includes…

Common mistakes in IELTS: Exercises Part 2

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Exercise 16: Fill in the blanks with a or an where necessary 1. Swimming is _______ great fun. 2. The plane made ________ terrible…

Common mistakes in IELTS: Exercises Part 1

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Exercise 1: Give the correct number, is or are in the following 1. The news I’ve received  ________ good. 2. Where _______ the money?…