7 اشتباه رایج در زبان انگلیسی!
Incorrect: I came to office by walk.
Correct: I came to office on foot.
We can say “by car”, “by bike”, “by bus”, “by train” and “by flight”. However, we cannot say “by walk”, as it is the “foot” which is being used to travel and not “walk”.
Incorrect: What is the time in your watch?
Correct: What is the time by your watch?
Incorrect: Our classroom is in the 2nd floor.
Correct: Our classroom is on the 2nd floor.
Incorrect: The price of this mobile phone is higher than yours.
Correct: The price of this mobile phone is higher than that of yours.
While comparing two individuals/things than is followed by the pronoun that.
Incorrect: His son-in-laws have come home.
Correct: His sons-in-law have come home.
In plural form, it is always mothers-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law.
Incorrect: He has white hairs.
Correct: He has grey hair.
All the hair on one’s head is considered uncountable and so, “hairs” is almost always incorrect.
Incorrect: I prefer coffee than tea.
Correct: I prefer coffee to tea.
‘Prefer’ is always followed by the preposition ‘to’.