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There are many common mistakes that people make in grammar because they don’t know the proper rules and uses of them like Your/you’re , Its/it’s, There/their and many more. Through this article you will Understand all of them. Explains are provided with examples and in easy language for better understanding.

1.Your/you’re

The rules:

“Your” indicates possession – something belonging to you.

“You’re” is short for “you are”.

How not to do it:

1.Your beautiful
2.Do you know when your coming over?
3Can I have one of you’re biscuits?

How to do it properly:

1.You’re beautiful
2.Do you know when you’re coming over?
3.Can I have one of your biscuits?

2. Its/it’s

The rules:

“It’s” is only ever used when short for “it is”.

“Its” indicates something belonging to something that isn’t masculine or feminine (like “his” and “her”, but used when you’re not talking about a person)

How not to do it:

1.Its snowing outside
2.The sofa looks great with it’s new cover

How to do it properly:

1.It’s snowing outside
2.The sofa looks great with its new cover.

3. There/their

The rules:

Use “there” to refer to a place that isn’t here – “over there”.
We also use “there” to state something – “There are no cakes left.”

“Their” indicates possession – something belonging to them.

How not to do it:

1.We should contact there agent
2.Can we use there boat?
3.Their is an argument that says

How to do it properly:

1.We should contact their agent.
2.Can we use their boat?
3.There is an argument that says…

4. To/two/too

The rules:

“To” is used in the infinitive form of a verb – “to talk”.
“To” is also used to mean “towards”.

“Too” means “also” or “as well”.

“Two” refers to the number 2.

How not to do it:

1.I am to beautiful
2.It is time two go
3.I am going too London
4.He bought to chocolates

How to do it properly:

1.I am too beautiful
2.It is time to go
3.I am going to London
4.He bought two chocolates

5.Then/than

The rules:

“Than” is used in comparisons.

“Then” is used to indicate something following something else in time, as in step-by-step instructions, or planning a schedule.

How not to do it:

1.She was better at it then him
2.It was more then enough

How to do it properly:

1.She was better at it than him
2.It was more than enough.

6.Who/whom

The rules:

“Who” refers to the subject of a sentence.

“whom” refers to the object.

“Who” and “whom” work in the same way as “he” or “him”. You can find out which you should use by asking yourself the following:

“Who did this? He did” – so “who” is correct.

“Whom should I invite? Invite him” – so “whom” is correct.

How not to do it:

1.Who shall I talk?
2.Whom is responsible?

How to do it properly:

1.Whom shall I talk?
2.Who is responsible?

7.Affect/effect

The rules:

Affect is a verb – “to affect” – meaning to influence or have an impact on something.

Effect is the noun – “a positive effect” – referring to the result of being affected by something.

How not to do it:

1.He waited for the medicine to have an affect
2.They were directly effected by the flooding

How to do it properly:

1.He waited for the medicine to have an effect
2.They were directly affected by the flooding.

8.Between/Among

The rules:

“Between” separating two or more people and things.

“Among” in the presence of group of people.

How not to do it:

1.Distribute sweets between students.
2. What is the difference among hate, loathing and disdain?

How to do it properly:

1. Distribute sweets among students.
2. What is the difference between hate, loathing and disdain?

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  One Response to “Commonly Made Mistakes in English Language”

  1. Great
    Thanks

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