Common English Mistakes
Tomorrow is Monday! Not just any Monday, though. For a lot of us, tomorrow is the beginning of a new semester. I'm usually excited about class for the first week, then it goes downhill from there. Still, I'm grateful that I get to pursue an education, as it is not possible for everyone (especially women) in the world to.
Today I have compiled a short list of common English mistakes I have seen people make. If you have made any of these mistakes in the past, fear not, for I am here to clear it all up for you.
These are two completely different words. Yet people constantly mix them up. Both words can be used in different ways, but they cannot be substituted for one another! When you use the word “lose,” it’s like saying: “I lost my pencil.” They are also pronounced differently.
Lose = looz
Loose = loos
Don’t lose the game tonight.
The tooth is loose.
She was losing him.
Don’t loose the game tonight.
The tooth is lose.
She was loosing him.
They’re = they are
Their: belonging to someone
We are going there.
They’re (they are) leaving tomorrow night.
Their coffee is ready.
Your = belonging to someone
You’re = you are
You’re (you are) never going to make it in time.
Your doll is broken.
Your never going to make it in time.
You’re doll is broken.
It’s = it is
Its: belonging to a thing
It’s time to leave.
She is visiting a forest for its trees.
It’s something I have to do.
Its fabric is soft.
Effect: the outcome of a cause; result
Affect: having an effect
This rejection is affecting him badly.
There are harmful effects of smoking.
Although these two have the same meaning, they are used differently.
Worse = if you’re talking about two people.
Worst = 3 or more people.
I had so much fun writing this post. I hope this helped. I tried to simplify the explanations as much as I could.