Confusing Topics in Grammar (Common Mistakes) PART1

Subject-Verb Agreement

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Example Sentences:

I like tacos.

You like pizza.

We like hamburger.

They like steak.

He likes ice cream.

She likes french fries.

It likes carrots. *You may refer “it” to an animal. A rabbit for instance.

More Examples:

I eat lunch at 12 o’clock.

You play soccer on weekends.

We enjoy watching a movie at home.

They sing a song together.

He goes to the park by bicycle.

She speaks English fluently.


Note: Familiarizing the correct use of subject pronouns I,You,We,They,He,She will greatly help you in deciding what correct verb to use.

Has , Have , Had

  • these are verbs in English ; meaning: to possess or own something ; also used as an auxiliary or helping verb
  • Has” (present tense) is the third person singular form of ”have” and it is used for all singular pronouns (he,she,it) and nouns.
  • Have” (present tense) is the first and second person singular form of verb (I, You) ; the first,second and third plural form of verb (We, You, They).
  • Had” (past tense) is the past simple and past participle of ”has/have”.

Me Too , Me Neither , I DON’T EITHER

  • Me Too” is used to agree with a positive statement
  • Me Neither” is used to agree with a negative statement

Examples:

A: I love whisky.
B : Me, too!
A: I'm excited to watch a movie. 
B: Me, too!
A: I don't like vodka. 
B: Me, neither! / Neither do I! /Neither does she! /Neither does he!
A: I don't like camping.
B: Me neither! / Neither do I!
A: I'm anxious about the championship game, I can't even eat. Do you know what I mean?
B: Yes, me neither!

NOTE: Either is also used to agree with negative statements.

Example:

A: I don't like getting up early in the morning.
B: I don't like it either. 
A: I'm so worried about my score in the final test, I can't even think straight. Does that make sense?
B: Yeah, I can't concentrate either.

Comparatives and Superlatives

Comparative form is used to compare TWO things . Adjectives with 1-2 syllables can form a comparative word by addinger (e.g. shorter, bigger) or more before the adjective if it has 3 or more syllables (e.g. more beautiful, more independent).

Superlative form is used to describe something greater than any other thing. Adjectives with 1-2 syllables can form a superlative adjective by adding ”est’‘ (e.g. shortest, biggest) or ”most” before the adjective if it has 3 or more syllables (e.g. most beautiful, most independent).

I chose simple words to give emphasis on the basic idea of the topic and to help other learners (lower levels) better understand it w/o being confused of other vocabularies. I hope you relearn something. 😉

Note: There are irregular forms of Comparatives and Superlatives. A few examples of them are the following:


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