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Common English Errors

Common English Errors

Date: Mar 04 2008

主題: 文法

作者: marksimz

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It's vs. Its

It's is the contracted form of It is. This form is used in sentences using "they" as the subject of the sentence with the verb "to be" used as either the helping verb (e.g. It's going ..., It's raining ...) or the principal verb of the sentence.

Examples:

It's difficult to find work these days.
It's going to rain soon.

Its is the possessive pronoun form. This form is used to express that "it" has a specific quality, or that something belongs to "it".

Examples:

I found its taste to be superb!
Its color is deep red, almost Burgundy.

 

They're vs. There vs. Their

They're is the contracted form of They are. This form is used in sentences using "they" as the subject of the sentence with the verb "to be" used as either the helping verb (e.g. They're going ..., They're playing ...) or the principal verb of the sentence.

Examples:

They're working hard this week.
They're very interested in helping out.

There is used as an introductory subject is sentences with "There is" and "There are". It is also used as an adverb of place meaning "in that place".

Examples:

There are many people in that room.
That's my house over there.

Their is the possessive pronoun form.

This form is used to express that "they" have a specific quality, or that something belongs to "them".

Examples:

Their house is in Los Angeles.
He liked their looks!

 

You're vs. Your

You're is the contracted form of You are. This form is used in sentences using "you" as the subject of the sentence with the verb "to be" used as either the helping verb (e.g. You're going ..., You're watching ...) or the principal verb of the sentence.

Examples:

You're going to have a great time!
You're much better at tennis than Jim.

Your is the possessive pronoun form. This form is used to express that something belongs to "you".

Examples:

Your wife is such a kind woman.
I think your skills are outstanding.

 

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silver girl 4 u

Romania

nothing new in here,but I suppose it`s useful for the ones who are not that great at English :D how much modesty! LOL

11:15 AM Jul 16 2008 |

millimono

millimono

Guinea

Thanks Mr. Marksimz for providing me this information. I'll be looking forward to hear from you.

Best wishes.

John

11:52 AM Apr 14 2008 |

like_snake

Malaysia

i wanna know how i can use since and for

03:53 PM Apr 13 2008 |

arih

Pakistan

Hey! Its my first comment I dont understnd how i learn plzzz help me icannt fathom

02:10 PM Apr 13 2008 |

Jasonbanjar

Indonesia

thank for your explanation.

11:53 PM Apr 11 2008 |

nichol147

nichol147

Malaysia

i understand it.Thank you very much

07:46 PM Apr 11 2008 |

peaceful mind

United Arab Emirates

What about "Thier"?

10:13 AM Apr 11 2008 |

hamdi

Jordan

english is a flixable language
thank you

07:09 AM Apr 10 2008 |

samed1990

samed1990

Qatar

thank alot buddy it was very kind of you …..my hot regards…......>(:

07:01 PM Apr 08 2008 |

yessersd

Sudan

thanks

01:52 PM Apr 08 2008 |

yessersd

Sudan

thanks

01:50 PM Apr 08 2008 |

amit2mail

amit2mail

India

I am relly impresd. pls give me more knowledge about common english

12:18 PM Apr 08 2008 |

kahuti

Botswana

thanks a lot…..am getting to learn a lot from you guys and i appreciate that…keep it up!!

 

11:17 AM Apr 08 2008 |

Jasonbanjar

Indonesia

that’s all about we have used in our daily speaking..thank!

11:24 PM Apr 07 2008 |

changio123

Mexico

PERFECT JOB THANKS

09:55 PM Apr 07 2008 |

Nishant

Nishant

India

Phenomenal Dude….........

10ks

 

07:52 PM Apr 07 2008 |

libyan_godfather

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

It's Really a wonderful lesson

thanks a lot  

07:03 PM Apr 07 2008 |

leila_t

leila_t

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

thank so much .It was useful for me

05:24 PM Apr 07 2008 |

Hamdi sultan

Yemen

my  friens  How i  can  add my pic to  the  web

Hamdi

06:57 AM Apr 07 2008 |

Bakytcas

Kyrgyzstan

Thanks a lot. That was very usefull.

06:21 PM Apr 05 2008 |

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