Common Mistakes in English Language Grammar
Today we are with you with two common mistakes in English language grammar. let’s take a look at these common mistakes:
Watch / Look / See
These verbs are among the common mistakes in English language grammar which we are going to explain them in this part:
Example Mistake: Stop watching my private journal. / I look at the snow falling. / I don’t play tennis, but I look at them playing every day.
Tip: “See,” “look” and “watch” are often confused in meaning. However, they should be used in different situations. The difference between the three verbs can be explained in the following way:
Look — to look at something directly. See — to see something that comes into our sight that we weren’t looking for. Watch — to look at something carefully, usually at something that’s moving.
So, we can “see” something even if we don’t want to, but we can only “look at” something on purpose.
Correction: Stop looking at my private journal. / I watch the snow falling. / I don’t play tennis, but I see them playing every day.
1. An example of common mistakes in English Grammar
Note: “See”, “look” and “watch” are often mistaken. However, they should be used in different situations. The difference between the three verbs in English can be explained as follows:
Look at what you see directly.
To see what we think we are not looking for.
Look at something carefully, usually at something moving.
So, we can see something, even if we don’t want to, but we can look at something when we want.
2. Another example of common mistakes in English grammar
It’s or Its
Example Mistake: The spider spun it’s web. Its a very beautiful web.
Tip: “Its,” without an apostrophe, is the possessive version of a pronoun. In the above example, we should use the possessive “its” to talk about the spider’s web, because the web belongs to the spider. It can be a bit tricky and lead to making an English grammar mistake.
“It’s,” with an apostrophe, is a contraction of “it is” or “it has.” When talking about the beauty of the web, we’re saying that it is a very beautiful web. Therefore, we should use the contraction “it’s” instead of “its.”
So, if you’re not sure which spelling to use—”it’s” or “its”—try adding “it is” or “it has” to the sentence. If neither of those phrases works, then its is the word you’re looking for. For
example, “the spider spun it is web” and “the spider spun it has a web” do not make any sense. That’s why you should say “the spider spun its web.”
Do not use Apostrophe in English in the wrong way. It’s only is used in the case of Apostrophe, which stands for it is or it has, otherwise, its is a possessive one.
There are two common English grammatical mistakes in the English grammar regarding the three verbs “look” “see” “watch” and examples are given.