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Runner Up
22nd May 2014, 21:45
First of all my request to mods not to please shift this thread to language section as lot of us hardly visit there.

Okay I am impressed and jealous. There are many users on PP whose English is very impressive. Come on friends teach English :P Give us topic to write a short note and then point out our mistakes. This will enable some of us to improve our English

::jf

Mamoon
22nd May 2014, 21:46
I see where this thread is going. :afridi

96NotOut
22nd May 2014, 21:47
Thank you thank you thank you!

I feel I can breath now. :D

96NotOut
22nd May 2014, 21:48
Hopefully BL will provide some prompts, I'm having trouble coming up with a decent topic to write about myself these days. :sigh:

96NotOut
22nd May 2014, 21:56
Lesson 1: Make up your mind to learn and STICK to the topic, for God's sake.

Mamoon
22nd May 2014, 21:58
Lesson 1: Make up your mind to learn and STICK to the topic, for God's sake.

That defeats the purpose.

saeedhk
22nd May 2014, 22:02
Good thread.

These are some common mistakes in English that I have observed.

1.You're and Your. You're means something you are .For instance,You are clever.

Your means something that belongs to you. For example, Your pen.

2. Advice and Advise are different. Advise is a verb. For example, he advised me to take a rest.

On the other hand,advice is a noun. For example, John gave me a lot of advice. Note that advice does not have a plural.

96NotOut
22nd May 2014, 22:02
What purpose? :/

I don't know about you guys, but I'm using this thread.

96NotOut
22nd May 2014, 22:04
"Their, they're and there" usage is also important.

Mamoon
22nd May 2014, 22:04
What purpose? :/

I don't know about you guys, but I'm using this thread.

Nothing. :22:

Mamoon
22nd May 2014, 22:04
Important to differentiate between affect and effect.

leatherface58
22nd May 2014, 22:05
'Tis a shameless way to increase thy post count. :facepalm:

96NotOut
22nd May 2014, 22:05
Good thread.

These are some common mistakes in English that I have observed.

1.You're and Your. You're means something you are .For instance,You are clever.

Your means something that belongs to you. For example, Your pen.

2. Advice and advise are different. Advise is a verb. For example, he advised me to take a rest.

On the other hand,advice is a noun. For example, John gave me a lot of advice. Note that advice does not have a plural.

The British have some problem with advice/advise, I think.

Can any British poster please tell me about it?

Runner Up
22nd May 2014, 22:05
I have just realized I made a mistake that too in the title. Point out :P

Runner Up
22nd May 2014, 22:07
'Tis a shameless way to increase thy post count. :facepalm:

This is a shameless way to increase the post count

Corrected :P

96NotOut
22nd May 2014, 22:08
Nothing. :22:
You said you'd avoid this. :/


Important to differentiate between affect and effect.

THIS. It annoys the hell out of me.

Affect: To have an impact. This is a verb.

Effect: Impact. This is a noun.

Runner Up
22nd May 2014, 22:09
By the way how about writing a note with some mistakes asking others to find out and correct?

96NotOut
22nd May 2014, 22:13
By the way how about writing a note with some mistakes asking others to find out and correct?

Sure, go ahead.

Will you be one of the students? Or no?

leatherface58
22nd May 2014, 22:14
This is a shameless way to increase the post count

Corrected :P

This is what you call inmates running the asylum. :najam

Runner Up
22nd May 2014, 22:16
Sure, go ahead.

Will you be one of the students? Or no?

I am here to learn. Remember :P

GreenKnightRises
22nd May 2014, 22:17
The British have some problem with advice/advise, I think.

Can any British poster please tell me about it?

Advice is a noun (suggestion). Eg. I advice you to do so and so.,

and advise is a verb (to give advice) Eg. He advised them to do something.

96NotOut
22nd May 2014, 22:18
I am here to learn. Remember :P

Okay, sure. :)

96NotOut
22nd May 2014, 22:19
Advice is a noun (suggestion). Eg. I advice you to do so and so.,

and advise is a verb (to give advice) Eg. He advised them to do something.

Yes, but if I recall correctly, the British don't use one of these. I think they don't accept the word "advice". Maybe, not 100% certain.

Runner Up
22nd May 2014, 22:22
I thought both Advise and Advice had the same meaning?

Pakistani_Legend
22nd May 2014, 22:22
Advice is a noun (suggestion). Eg. I advice you to do so and so.,

and advise is a verb (to give advice) Eg. He advised them to do something.

Wrong. You are using it as a verb there. A better example would be: It was a good advice.

cricket083
22nd May 2014, 22:27
Wrong. You are using it as a verb there. A better example would be: It was a good advice.

Yeah

He advised me to work hard.

He denied to follow my advice.

Pakistani_Legend
22nd May 2014, 22:28
Yeah

He advised me to work hard.

He denied to follow my advice.

Yes.

GreenKnightRises
22nd May 2014, 22:30
Wrong. You are using it as a verb there. A better example would be: It was a good advice.

Thanks for the correction. I din't notice it.

cricket083
22nd May 2014, 23:44
I wish I was young.(Incorrect)

I wish I were young(correct)

96NotOut
23rd May 2014, 13:41
The word is anyway. It does not have an "s" at the end.

cricket083
23rd May 2014, 17:40
My shirt is superior than yours(Incorrect)

My shirt is superior to yours(Correct)

Pakistani_Legend
23rd May 2014, 17:45
The word is anyway. It does not have an "s" at the end.

Thanks a lot for this. I was doubtful over this and I have used this word at times.

By the way, the word "anyways" is considered as correct on my laptop. It doesn't show a red line under it.:20:

96NotOut
23rd May 2014, 17:47
Thanks a lot for this. I was doubtful over this and I have used this word at times.

By the way, the word "anyways" is considered as correct on my laptop. It doesn't show a red line under it.:20:

Same here, but I guess because the word is so widely used... :/

Pakistani_Legend
23rd May 2014, 17:50
Same here, but I guess because the word is so widely used... :/

Aha.

Pakistani_Legend
23rd May 2014, 17:51
I wish I was young.(Incorrect)

I wish I were young(correct)


My shirt is superior than yours(Incorrect)

My shirt is superior to yours(Correct)

Good additions. Can someone actually throw some light on the last example? What is its usage? How can we differentiate between the two?

cricket083
23rd May 2014, 17:56
Good additions. Can someone actually throw some light on the last example? What is its usage? How can we differentiate between the two?

What differentiation?The first one is incorrect.

Pakistani_Legend
23rd May 2014, 18:02
IT'S and ITS

There is a difference between the two. It's is short for it is or it has. For example, it's a hot day.

Its is a possessive pronoun. It is used like his/her. For example, the dog wagged its tail.

Pakistani_Legend
23rd May 2014, 18:04
What differentiation?The first one is incorrect.

What is the difference between 'to' and 'than'?

cricket083
23rd May 2014, 18:14
What is the difference between 'to' and 'than'?

I don't know the exact difference but I think superior itself is a comparative adjective while than is used to compare two things.

Pakistani_Legend
23rd May 2014, 18:16
I don't know the exact difference but I think superior itself is a comparative adjective and than is used to compare two things.

Thanks.

96NotOut
24th May 2014, 11:59
Could've, would've and should've do not have "of" at the end. If you are not using the contraction, write "have" after the word could/would/should.

You say "I would have done that if I had the time", but would you say, "I would of done that if I had the time"?

Pakistani_Legend
24th May 2014, 12:33
Could've, would've and should've do not have "of" at the end. If you are not using the contraction, write "have" after the word could/would/should.

You say "I would have done that if I had the time", but would you say, "I would of done that if I had the time"?

Exactly.

The naye bachche use it a lot.:azhar

Haroon786
24th May 2014, 12:52
Need any help ?

Pakistani_Legend
24th May 2014, 13:03
Need any help ?

You can correct anything. You can choose a topic and elaborate on it.

96NotOut
24th May 2014, 13:21
Exactly.

The naye bachche use it a lot.:azhar
Actually, a lot of people who are fluent in English use it too.

Where are the people who were going to learn English? :20:

Pakistani_Legend
24th May 2014, 13:23
Actually, a lot of people who are fluent in English use it too.

Where are the people who were going to learn English? :20:

Yeah.

They ran away and left the learning for us.

Haroon786
24th May 2014, 16:20
You can correct anything. You can choose a topic and elaborate on it.

I'm not a teacher, but I can explain.

Pakistani_Legend
24th May 2014, 16:24
I'm not a teacher, but I can explain.

Do it, then.;-)

Haroon786
24th May 2014, 16:31
Need a question.

96NotOut
24th May 2014, 16:32
Just pick out anything, any common grammar mistake or something.

Pointless though, the students ditched us. :facepalm:

cricket083
24th May 2014, 18:39
My hair are brown(Incoreect)

My hair is brown(Correct)

Pakistani_Legend
21st July 2014, 01:44
Can anyone tell me what is correct, I was or I were?

"I was" is used a lot and sounds better but it seems wrong because we use plural forms of auxiliary verbs, like "have", "am", etc.

96NotOut, cricket083, Mamoon, blinding light, Munna:- Can you enlighten me?

96NotOut
21st July 2014, 01:55
Can anyone tell me what is correct, I was or I were?

"I was" is used a lot and sounds better but it seems wrong because we use plural forms of auxiliary verbs, like "have", "am", etc.

96NotOut, cricket083, Mamoon, blinding light, Munna:- Can you enlighten me?

I were. You're talking about things like "I wish I were a bird" or something, right?

Well, I've used and heard "I were" all my life anyway. Not quite sure, TBH.

Pakistani_Legend
21st July 2014, 01:57
I were. You're talking about things like "I wish I were a bird" or something, right?

Well, I've used and heard "I were" all my life anyway. Not quite sure, TBH.

Yeah, I could see this coming.

Munna
21st July 2014, 03:48
Can anyone tell me what is correct, I was or I were?

"I was" is used a lot and sounds better but it seems wrong because we use plural forms of auxiliary verbs, like "have", "am", etc.

96NotOut, cricket083, Mamoon, blinding light, Munna:- Can you enlighten me?


I were. You're talking about things like "I wish I were a bird" or something, right?

Well, I've used and heard "I were" all my life anyway. Not quite sure, TBH.

I usually avoid using "I were" unless I'm talking about a condition as in "If I were you". That's usually the rule I apply otherwise I always prefer "I was"

Pakistani_Legend
21st July 2014, 03:56
I usually avoid using "I were" unless I'm talking about a condition as in "If I were you". That's usually the rule I apply otherwise I always prefer "I was"

Basically, this is what I am asking.

Is it the correct way?

Munna
21st July 2014, 04:32
The only time "I were" is correct is if it is preceded by "if" that is, "if I were you, I'd do so and so."

Otherwise, it's "I was" as both words are singular

blinding light
21st July 2014, 05:39
I was is definitely more used that I were.

Mamoon
21st July 2014, 11:17
" I were " is correct if it is preceded by " if ". For example,

If I were a girl, I would be a supermodel. Otherwise, " I was " is correct.

96NotOut
21st July 2014, 11:21
Yeah Pakistani_Legend, Mamoon and Munna are right.

cricket083
21st July 2014, 12:38
Yeah Pakistani_Legend, Mamoon and Munna are right.
Pakistani_Legend you've got your answer.

Pakistani_Legend
21st July 2014, 16:52
Thanks for the answers!:19:

Runner Up
29th October 2014, 15:00
Always confused where to put "a" and where to put "the" in the sentences. Can anyone please explain.