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!
TOP TEN ENGLISH MISTAKES
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.
– 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.
– «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)
– principal /principle. A school principal. A principle is a rule.
– «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.
– «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?