Recent researches show that the most common mistakes in English are of writing. Writing Mistakes are usually due to a lack of interest in writing that relevant article, but most of the mistakes are due to a lack of knowledge in grammar and preposition.
Some errors or writing mistakes are due to Vocabulary issues too. But these things are most common and we are not going to discuss vocabulary problems and other common issues with writing mistakes, you will find a lot of articles on this.
We will cover these Mistakes in this post.
1. Error in the Use of Verb
2. Misplaced Subject
3. Errors with comma’s and other punctuation
4. Pronoun Disagreement
5. Wrong Use of Conjunction
Error in the use of the Verb.
This error is most common in an article. It is an error which a bit difficult to handle because most of the native speakers are doing this error. So you need to be a little bit more attentive in this case.
Basically, most writers use irregular verb forms in their daily articles without realizing it. If you go through various articles you will find out these mistakes, like most articles have the wrong forms of the verb in them which will minimize a writer’s credibility level to zero.
Grammarly Listed this error to the top of List. And it says that 51% of people are doing these writing mistakes.
These Examples Will Clear You Concept.
Wrong: I done the homework.
Correct: I did the homework.
Wrong: We was just about to start the work
Correct: we were just about to start the work
Misplacement of Subject.
This is the second most common error in the list of Grammarly. Now how this error happens, basically this is a subject-verb Disagreement error. In many languages (Not only in English) this is a common error.
This error is of three types.
1. First due to misplacement of Subject
2. Secondly due to the Wrong combination of Subject with a verb
3. Thirdly due to Extra number of Subjects
These examples will clear more concepts.
Wrong: I are going to store.
This is one example of subject–verb disagreement. It is a disagreement of the verb form.
Correct: I am going to the Store.
Wrong: The struggles that the horse experiences while climbing the mountain is intense.
Correct: The struggles that the horse experiences while climbing the mountain are intense.
Comma’s and Punctuation Mistakes
As the heading show, these mistakes are due to misuse of punctuation which is mostly a comma mistake.
Most fiction writing mistakes are part of this. Most of the students are confused about the use of punctuation marks means they use Dot (.) in place of a comma (,) and the same mistakes like these.
Some of them do a more brilliant task, they don’t bother to use any comma or a punctuation mark. Remember punctuation marks are the beauty of an article. Writing with no use of punctuation marks is really difficult to read and the most important thing is that without punctuation marks the meaning of a sentence is really different.
These Examples Will clear most of the Confusion.
1. “Let’s eat, grandpa” versus “Let’s eat grandpa”. Punctuation can potentially save lives!
2. Interests include Cooking dogs, shopping, dancing, reading, watching movies …” The missing comma after “cooking” makes this person look rather sinister (or at least quite silly), don’t you think?
This writing mistake is a common misplacement of pronouns. Let me show you how.
Incorrect: PDC (Parcel Delivering Company) had a Parcel for Elena but could not Deliver it because he doesn’t know her present address.
Correct: PDC (Parcel Delivering Company) had a Parcel for Elena but could not Deliver it because the Delivery boy doesn’t know Elena’s Present address.
The first sentence failed because its meaning is not clear, which means who doesn’t know the whose address.
Always be sure your pronouns refer to a specific antecedent.
Writing mistakes can also happen due to conjunction. The words which are used to hold together two clauses or sentences are known as a conjunction. The error occurs when writers treat conjunctive adverbs as though they’re coordinating conjunctions, and use them with commas to splice together independent clauses. When that happens, a comma-spliced sentence occurs.
Some Examples of this error is here.
1. Wrong: He is like a brother for me.
Correct: He is like a brother to me.
2. Wrong: You are neither fool nor rouge.
Correct: You are neither fool or rouge.
More Examples of Conjunction Mistakes are here.