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English - Most Common Grammar Mistakes - Casino - 29.11.2016 06:19

Hey, this is Casino. So, today I'm gonna post some of my experience with the English grammar and share it with you guys. I'm not a native speaker, so tell me if I'm wrong and I wish this will help you, whether in game or in real life situation.

Alright, let's get started.

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#1.

Abbreviation ( short forms ):

I'd - I would or I had ( past perfect )
I'll - I will
I've - I have
She's - She is or she has ( present perfect )

These are only used in normal chat, not a formal one:

Gonna - going to
Wanna - want to
I'm going to - I'm ma
Ain't - am not/ has not/ have not/ are not/ is not
Y'all - you all
Freakin' / Hatin' - Freaking / Hating ( change the 'g' with ' ) and many more ...


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#2. 'do' and 'does'

I/You/We/They - we use 'do' and the sentence must be in a present tense form.

He/She/It/James/Vincent ( or other person's names ) - we use 'does' and the sentence must be in a present tense form.


CORRECT: I don't know why I am wasting time on this thread.
NOt : I doesn't know why I am wasting time on this thread.

CORRECT: Rubin doesn't know how to dance at all.
NOt : Rubin don't know how to dance at all.

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Read this first:

Spoiler :
The past participle usually ends in -ed, as in called, climbed, interrogated, and studied. Many verbs, however, have past participles that do not end in -ed.

Some, for example, end in -en:
write/wrote/(have) written
bite/bit/(have) bitten
take/took/(have) taken

Some end in -t:
mean/meant/(have) meant
creep/crept/(have) crept
sleep/slept/(have) slept

Many irregular verbs, like drink, have distinctive past participle forms:
drink/drank/(have) drunk
go/went/(have) gone
am-is/was/(have) been
slay/slew/(have) slain

#3. 'has' and 'have'

Participles have numerous uses, but right now I’m just looking at how they are used to form the following this tense : - PRESENT PERFECT

NOTE : I will use this form to tell you about the verbs. ( Present tense/ Past tense/ Present perfect tense )


I/You/We/They - we use 'have' when engage in conversation and normally there's a verb ( action ) which is present perfect form behind the sentence. The short form of it is " 've ".

He/She/It/Svetlana/Vincent ( or other person's names ) - we use 'has' when engage in conversation and normally there's a verb ( action ) which is in present perfect form behind it. The short form of it is " 's ".


CORRECT: I have ( I've ) slapped Toxi for stealing my cat.
NOt :
I have slap Toxi for stealing my cat.
I have slapping Toxi for stealing my cat.
I has slapped Toxi for stealing my cat.

CORRECT: We have ( We've ) done ( do/did/done ) this project.
NOt :
We have do this project.
We have did this project.
We has doing this project.

CORRECT: Kamyab has ( Kamyab's ) answered the question correctly!
NOt :
Kamyab has answer the question correctly!
Kamyab have answered the question correctly!
Kamyab has answering the question correctly!

CORRECT: Xaker has reset ( reset/reset/reset ) the server.
NOt :
Xaker has reseted the server.
Xaker has reseting the server.
Xaker have reset the server.

CORRECT: This isn't right, it has ( it's ) got ( get/got/got or gotten ) to be Reus!
NOt :
This isn't right, it's get to be Reus!
This isn't right, it's getting to be Reus!

CORRECT: Kofu has written ( write/wrote/written ) a new novel .
NOt:
Kofu has write a new novel
Kofu have written a new novel .

Note that: GOT and GOTTEN have different usage.
Got only implies when you're talking about the state of possession or ownership. - Clinton hasn't got any money left. ( She doesn't has anymore money now )
Gotten implies process of obtaining something. - Donald's gotten many friends. ( His friends were fewer before )


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#4. 'to' and 'will'

'To' and 'will'
All the subjects remains the same, just that the verb behind the sentence is in present tense. Here's a little extra one, 'will not' in short form is 'won't'

CORRECT: I want to sleep right now.
NOt :
I want to sleeping right now.
I want to slept right now.

CORRECT: I will organize an event later.
NOt :
I will organized an event later.
I will organizing an event later.

These can also be in a form of question. But the subject is usually behind the 'be' ( is/are/was/were ... ).

CORRECT: ' Where are you going to? ' or ' What is James going to do? '
NOt :
Where you are going to?
What James is going to do?

CORRECT: ' Won't you marry me? ' or ' Will you do me a favor? '
NOt:
You won't marry me?
You will do me a favor?

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#5.

Past tenses : 'was' and 'were'

I*/You/We/They - we use 'were' and behind the sentence is usually a verb which is in past continuous tense ( action that was going at that moment ) or past tense in question.

I*/He/She/It/Svetlana/Vincent ( or other person's names ) - we use 'was' and behind the sentence is usually a verb which is in past continuous tense ( action that was going at that moment ) or past tense in question.

CORRECT: They were partying all-night in his house yesterday.
NOt :
They was partying all-night in his house yesterday.
They were party all-night in his house yesterday.

CORRECT: Rito was playing football when I saw him.
NOt:
Rito was playing football when I see him.
Rito was played football when I saw him.

As such, these can also be used when asking a question.

CORRECT: Were you there when he hacked?
NOt :
Was you there when he hacked?
Was you there when he hack?
You was there when he hacked?

Past tenses : 'Did'

The verb behind this tense is always in simple present form.

CORRECT: Did I shoot you?
NOt : Did I shot ( shot is a past tense of shoot ) you?

CORRECT: I did not ( didn't ) touch Nightmare's hand, I swear!
NOt : I did not touched Nightmare's hand, I swear!

CORRECT: You were spectating Jack, didn't you? ( Asking if he was spectating Jack just now )
NOt : You were spectating Jack, you didn't?


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#6.

SPEXIAL CASES ( No, I didn't spell special incorrectly, let it be )

Did you notice the 'I*' that was marked on #5?

'I' can actually be used with 'was' and 'were', however, normally we use 'was' instead of 'were'. "I were" is called the subjunctive mood, and is used when you're are talking about something that isn't true or when you wish something was true. Examples are :

a. If I were a millionaire, I would have quit this game already. ( But I'm not )
b. Were I to win the lottery, I would buy a private island. ( But I didn't win the lottery )
c. If Nightmare were a woman, he would have lots of babies. ( But he isn't )

Examples of usage of 'was' :

a. I was worrying about his situation.
b. Nightmare was crying when his cat died.
c. Andale was the best in his football team.

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That's all for common mistakes in grammar, if you have any other question, ask your freakin' English teacher instead of me. I'll only answer the questions about basic grammar. Thanks and this not meant to show-off, just as a reference for you guys if I'm gone. Take a look at it, it would just take a few minutes.

P/S: Stick this please, and have a great Christmas holiday!

Regards.



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RE: English - Most Common Grammar Mistakes - Asignal - 29.11.2016 15:14

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WRONG
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CORRECT


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