TOEIC Day 13 – Grammar 4 (Overall review)
I’ll make list of most common grammar errors.
Collocation (verb and preposition)
A verb has its own collection of prepositions to be used with. Different preposition means different meaning of the verb.
|Sarah is married with John.|
|Sarah is married to John.|
|Sarah is the oldest kid so she has to look after her brothers.|
|He looks down on the delivery boy and spoke harshly to him.|
|Bobby looks up to his father and follows his footsteps.|
|Josh was looking for the car key when the phone rang.|
What’s the different between bored-boring, interested-interesting, frightened-frightening. For those who are still ‘confused’ with these adjectives. Let me explain.
The book interests me. (interest as a verb)
The book is interesting.
(the -ing adjective is used for describing the source of that feeling)
I’m interested in the book.
(the -ed adjective is used for describing the person who has that feeling)
Now, remember these formulas and you can apply them to any participial adjective.
|Every members of the club is at the welcome party.|
|Every member of the club are at the welcome party.|
|Every member of the club is at the welcome party.|
|Here is the formula. Replace ‘one’ with singular noun|
|Everyone is happy.|
Where should we place an adverb in a sentence? Place the adverb as close as possible to the noun or adjective that is being modified. However, if you want to emphasize the adverb, you can put it at the beginning (with comma) or at the end of the sentence.
|I drove to furiously her house.|
|I drove to her furiously house.|
|I drove furiously to her house.|
|I furiously drove to her house.|
|Furiously, I drove to her house.|
|I drove to her house furiously.|
‘People’ is the plural form of person. ‘People’ is plural noun. ‘Police’ is also a plural noun. There are many nouns that are ALWAYS plural.
Here is the list of UNCOUNTABLE nouns that you may not know.
Go to this website for a full list of uncountable nouns.
Check this out: https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/nouns-uncountable-list.htm
Want / Need / Like
|I want go to the mall.|
|I want to go to the mall.|
|I need to your approval for this.|
|I need your approval for this.|
|I like to see what happens next.|
|I like the movie so much.|
want / need / like + to + Verb VS want / need / like + noun
|They went to the camp by theirselves.|
|They went to the camp by themself.|
|They went to the camp by themselves.|
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