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3 English Errors You Shouldn’t Be Making In 2016

These errors are very common with people on social media and it speaks a lot about one’s understanding of English language. It also reveals how lazy, careless and negligent one can be. Correcting this error in 2016 is actually a step on the right path.

The first one is using the word “common” instead of “come on”. These 2 words mean 2 different things and shouldn’t be used interchangeably.

Common means occurring, found, or done often; prevalent. or could mean showing a lack of taste and refinement; vulgar. while “come on” is a phrase that could mean hurry up, buckle up, start… I guess you get the drill

The 2nd is using “loose” instead of “lose”. I see a lot of people use “loose” when they want to refer to a team being defeated. It is wrong. The right word to use when your team is defeated is “lose”, while to untie something or make free of something is “loose”

The 3rd is using the word “your” instead of “you’re”. Your is possessive. It is used when referring to a second person’s attribute or possession i.e belonging to or associated with any person in general. For example “That is your bag” while You’re is the same as “you are” and it is referring to a second person. An example is “You’re very good at playing soccer”.

I hope we will start making efforts not to make this common mistakes in 2016. Happy New Year again everyone.

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