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….

Common mistakes in IELTS – Miscellaneous examples (Part 6)

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176. Using the reason is because instead of the reason is that Don’t say: The reason is because I believe it. ✓ Say: The reason…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Miscellaneous examples (Part 5)

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171. Using one and a half, instead of half past one, etc. Don’t say: Lessons begin at eight and a half. ✓ Say: Lessons…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Miscellaneous examples (Part 4)

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161. Mixing up one form of the verb with another Don’t say: It’s better to enjoy yourself when you’re young rather than wasting time…

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 2)

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141. Misuse of – self forms Don’t say: Michael and myself are here. √ Say: Michael and I are here. Use the male personal pronouns…

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…