Os facilitamos un listado de los diez errores más comunes en inglés. Lelo con cuidado, seguro que tú también cometes alguno de estos errores. El punto 8 son palabras que deletreamos de forma incorrecta, vamos aprendérnoslas bien de una vez!




Whether writing a cover letter or a message on Facebook, there´s no excuse for making the following mistakes:



These words are all pronounced in the same way but their spellings and meanings are quite different.

–       » there» refers to a place. e.g Your book is there.

–      »  their» is to indicate possession. e.g My friends have bought their tickets.

–       » they´re» is a contraction of ‘they are’. e.g They’re in the kitchen.

2. It’s/its

–        Like in the example above, the apostrophe denotes a contraction so «it’s» means «it is». e.g It’s raining.

–        «Its» is the possessive form of ‘it’. e.g The dog has eaten all of its food.



–        Bought is the past of the infinitive ‘buy’

–        Brought is the past of the infinitive ‘bring’.


 4. could have/could of

–        ‘Could have’ is correct, ‘could of’ does not exist!

–        The contracted form is ‘could´ve’ which, when spoken, can sound like ‘could of’.


e.g I could have bought their tickets if I had known they were coming.


5. Your/you’re

–        «Your» is the possessive form of ‘you’. e.g. Is this your bag?

–        «You´re» is the contracted fom of ‘you are’. e.g. You’re very funny.



–        «Good» is an adjective e.g. She speaks good English.

–        «Well» is an adverb e.g. She speaks English well.


7.False friends in English and Spanish

–        actualmente = currently (actually = en realidad)

–        asistir = attend (assist = ayudar)

–        atender = to take care of (attend = asistir)

–        carpeta = file or folder (carpet= alfombra)

–        contestar = answer (contest = refutar)

–        pretender = try (pretend = fingir)

–        sensible = sensitive (sensible = sensato)



–        calendar

–        foreign

–        immediately

–        independent

–        occasionally

–        principal /principle. A school principal. A principle is a rule.

–        recommend



–        «I» is the first person singular pronoun when it is a subject. e.g I am going to the supermarket.

–        «Me» is the first person singular pronoun when it is an object. e.g My grandmother is going to the supermarket with me.


10.  Who’s/whose

–        «Who´s» is the contraction of who is and who has. e.g. Who´s has remembered their passports?

–        «Whose» is the possessive form of who. e.g. Whose coat is this?

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