Top Three Grammar Mistakes in English

Top Three Grammar Mistakes in English

If you always get confused about which of these pairs to use then read on. Even some native English speakers have difficulties with these!


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When communicating in English through writing it is of paramount importance to be correct. When speaking a listener will often overlook small grammar mistakes but when written the same things can really stand out.

(1) Its or it's?

“Its” is the possessive form of "it" e.g. The cat loves its bed.

“It's” is the contraction of "It is" e.g. It's really hot today.


(2) Your or You're?

“Your” is the possessive form e.g. Can I borrow your pen?

whereas

“You're” is a contraction and means "you are". e.g. You're going to love this chocolate cream cake!


(3) Practice or Practise?

In British English Practise is a verb and Practice is a noun e.g. A doctors practises medicine. He owns a practice.

In US English practice is used as a noun and a verb.

Email is the commonest form of written communication these days. Always spend some time to proofread your emails before you send them out. That way you can be sure that your recipients will be able to understand your message.