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Say and Tell. Don’t say: He told, ‘I will/’ll go home.’ He told that he’d go home. Say: He said, ‘I will/’ll go home.’ He said that he’d go home. …

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Verbs often confused Shall and May. Distinguish between: (a) May I shut the door? and (b) Shall I shut the door? May I shut the door? Means that I wish …

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Make and Do. (a) Make Don’t say: The carpenter did a large table. Say The carpenter made a large table. (b) Do Don’t say: You must make your work carefully. …

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Verbs often confused Lie and Lay. (a) Lie Don’t say: I’m going to lay down for an hour. Say: I’m going to lie down for an hour. (b) Lay Don’t …

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Verbs often confused Sit and Seat. (a) Sit Don’t say: We seat at a desk to write a letter. Say: We sit at a desk to write a letter. (b) …

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Verbs often confused: Rise and Raise. (a) Rise Don’t say: Val raises very early in the morning. Say: Val rises very early in the morning. (b) Raise Don’t say: She …

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Using the wrong preposition Depend on or upon, not from. Don’t say: It depends from her. Say: It depend on (or upon) her. Note: Rely on or upon: I can’t …

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Conform to, not with. Don’t say: We must conform with the rules. Say: We must conform to the rules. Note: comply takes with: We’ll comply with your request.

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Using the wrong preposition Confidence in, not to. Don’t say: I have great confidence to you. Say: I have great confidence in you. Note: In confidence: Let me tell you …

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Using the wrong preposition ->Confidence in, not to. Don’t say: I have great confidence to you. Say: I have great confidence in you. Note: In confidence: Let me tell you …

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Using the wrong preposition ->Complain about, not for. Don’t say: Annette complained for the weather. Say: Annette complained about the weather. Note: While talking about illness, we use complain of. We …

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Using the wrong preposition Travel by train, etc., not with the train, etc. Don’t say: He traveled with the train yesterday. Say: He traveled by train yesterday. Note: We say: …

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Using the wrong preposition 1. Travel by train, etc., not with the train, etc. Don’t say: He traveled with the train yesterday. Say: He traveled by train yesterday. Note: We …

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Using the wrong preposition 1.Boast of or about, not for. Don’t say: James boasted for his strength. Say: James boasted of (or about) his strength. 2. Careful of, with or …

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Using the wrong preposition 1. Believe in, not to. Don’t say: We believe to God. Say: We believe in God. Note : “To believe in” means to have faith in. …

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Using the wrong preposition 1. Anxious (= troubled) about, not for. Don’t say: They’re anxious for his health. Say: They’re anxious about his health. Note : Anxious meaning “wishing very …

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Using the wrong preposition 1. Aim at, not on or against. Don’t say: she aimed on (or against) the target. Say: She aimed at the target. Note: Use the preposition …

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Using the wrong preposition 1. Afraid of, not from. ✖️Don’t say: Laura is afraid from the dog. ✔Say: Laura is afraid of the dog. 2. Aim at, not on or …

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