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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 say: by train, by boat, by plane, by bike; also, by land, by sea, by air, by bus; on a bus or in a bus; by car or in a car, by taxi or in a taxi; on horseback, on a donkey, on a bicycle; on foot.
2. 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 say: She complained of a sore throat.
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