141. Misuse of – self forms Don’t say: Michael and myself are here. √ Say: Michael and I are here. Use the male personal pronouns I, you, he, etc. if no…

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

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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: Every morning I go for a…

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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 say: He tried to kicked the…

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        Use of the wrong tense 104. Using the past tense after did instead of the infinitive without to (a) To ask questions Don’t say: Did you…

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IELTS General Reading Practice Test 14 for IELTS General Training Module  SECTION 1               Questions 1-13 Questions 1-3 There are 6 office messages A- F on the next page. Answer…

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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 Don’t say: Do your work without…

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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. I made a mistake. 4. She…

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Common mistakes in IELTS – Using the wrong preposition (Part 2) 41. Insist on, not to Don’t say: He always insisted to his opinion. ✓ Say: He always insisted on his…

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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 the words which most often give…

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