common errors in English usage

common errors in English usage
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Discourse Markers

Discourse Markers
Discourse markers are expressions that are used to show how discourse is constructed. They can show the connection between what a speaker is saying and what has already been said or what is going to be said; they can help to make clear the structure of what is being said; they can indicate what speakers ...

The Oxford Thesaurus – An A-Z Dictionary Of Synonyms

The Oxford Thesaurus - An A-Z Dictionary Of Synonyms
  Here is the most common dictionary among English learners ! Thesaurus , which is  comprised of  thousands of synonyms .   Click below to download the PDF directly,     The Oxford Thesaurus – An A-Z Dictionary Of Synonyms  

Oxford Collocation Dictionary (PDF) 10

Oxford Collocation Dictionary (PDF) download Knowing the company a word keeps can be as easy as ABC.   A: Install a PDF reader (such as Adobe Acrobat, Foxit, etc.) on your computer. B: Open the PDF file provided in this post C: Enter the word you want to look up (in the Ctrl+F window) You ...

Collocations with “heavy” by R.E.Jones

Some collocations with heavy CERTAIN TYPES OF WEATHER You can talk about: a heavy snowfall / heavy snow a heavy frost heavy rain a heavy storm heavy (storm) clouds (But probably not, for example, a heavy typhoon or a heavy typhoon). WORK SCHEDULES You can talk about: a heavy schedule a heavy workload heavy day ...

Using the Wrong Preposition (Misused Forms 2) 4

Using the Wrong Preposition (Misused Forms 2)
Using the Wrong Preposition Most common collocation mistakes which usually Non-native English learners commit. Deprive of, not from: Don’t say: Nelson Mandela was deprived from his freedom. Say: Nelson Mandela was deprived of his freedom. Die of an illness, not from an illness: Don’t say: Many people have died from Malaria. Say: Many people have ...

Words Differentiation (#2) 1

Words Differentiation (#2)
There are many  words in English which have close meanings to each other and its always hard (specially for non-native English learners) to recognize and choose when to use them. Here are some definitions & differences about some mysterious words that are so similar ! (Chapter 2 ) ‘lie’ or ‘lay’ lie : to rest; ...

Important & Not Important 3

Those who are studying for international examinations such as TOEFL or IELTS should learn how to use different similar words in their right place and situation. Here are 10 similar words which express the importance of things and situations which usually mistaken by Non-native English learners. 1. Fundamental: The base upon which a system is built ...

Misused Forms (Wrong Preposition) 4

Misused Forms (Wrong Preposition)
Using the Wrong Preposition Most common collocational mistakes which usually Non-native English learners commit. Mistakes are often made by using the wrong preposition after certain words. The following list includes the words which most often give trouble : Absorbed (=very much interest) in, not at. Don’t say: The man was absorbed at his work. Say: ...

Confusing Words in English

Confusing Words in English
It’s been said that English is one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn because it has so many exceptions to its own rules.  One problem students of English as a second language face are homophones – words that sound alike but have entirely different meanings. Another common problem is single words ...