Common Mistakes

Is it correct the following sentence? “I have read a new that says that the unemployment subsidy could dissapear next year”

Hello Ernesto. Thanks for the question. First of all, you must say, ‘Is the following sentence correct?’. Remember that ‘news’ is not countable, so you would need to say ‘I…

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¡La pronunciación en inglés es díficil sobre todo cuando hay palabras que suenan igual pero no significan lo mismo. ¿Alguna pauta para distinguir ciertos sonidos?

Muy buena pregunta Elvira sobre la pronunciación de palabras y sonidos parecidos. Las reglas de los sonidos en inglés son amplias, pero puedo darte algunas ejemplos con las letras mas…

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What is the difference between “call her” and “call to her”?

Thank you, Raul, for your question! There is a big difference. One is correct and one is NOT! Which one?   Even though we us the preposition ‘to’ with a…

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Is it ever possible to say “ask to him”?

Thanks for the question, Alex! Even though we us the preposition ‘to’ with a few verbs (listen to someone, talk to someone, tend to someone, appear to someone, etc.) the…

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I have confusion with tell and say. Can you help me?

Thanks for your request, Mariana. Sure can! These two verbs are commonly confused. Try not to make the common mistake other people make! Don’t say:   I will say him…

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Why can you not say “I will to go”?

Thank you for your question, Elisa! It is true that you cannot say ‘I will to go’. Why? Because ‘will’ is a modal auxiliary verb and with these types of…

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What’s the different between “can to” and “be able to”?

This is a good question, Pedro! First of all, I need to correct your question a bit. We do not use ‘can to’ in English, because the combination doesn’t exist!…

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Do native English speakers sometimes say ‘must to‘? I think I have heard it before.

This is a good question, Mariluz.  I don’t know where you have possibly heard a native speaker say “must to”, but it is not correct. We never use ‘to’ with…

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Why do you say “in may” but “on Monday”?

Thanks for the question, Mabel. I’m a native English speaker and wish I knew the answer! Hahaha. I really wish I had a clear answer for you, but can’t tell…

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When can I say ‘according with’?

Thank you, Cristina, for your question! The answer is never. This is a common mistake for non-native speakers. The combination of ‘according’ with ‘with’ does not exist (unless you use…

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