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*** Common Mistakes ***
« on: October 28, 2010, 12:31:16 PM »

==== afraid of , not from ====
Don't say ; The girl is afraid from the dog .
Say ; The girl is afraid of the dog .

==== arrive at, not to ====
Don't say; We arrived to the village at night .
Say ; We arrived at the village at night .

==== ashamed of , not from ====
Don't say ; He is now ashamed from his conduct .
Say ; He is now ashamed of his conduct .


==== consist of , not from ====
Don't say ; a year consists from 12 months .
Say ; a year consists of 12 months .

==== covered with not by ====
Don't say ; The mountains are covered by snow .
Say; The mountains are covered with snow.

==== cure of , not from ====
Don't say ; The man was cured from his illness .
Say ; The man was cured of his illness .

==== confidence in , not on or to ====
Don't say ; I have great confidence on/ to him.
Say ; I have great confidence in him .

==== Get rid of , not from ====
Don't say ; I shall be glad to get rid from him .
Say; I shall be glad to get rid of him .

==== good at , not in ====
Don't say ; My brother is good in mathematics .
Say ; My brother is good at mathematics .
* Also we say ; bad at , clever at , weak at , quick at , slow at ........etc

==== look at not look into ====
Don't say; look to this beautiful picture .
Say ; Look at this beautiful picture .

==== jealous of , not from ====
Don't say ; He is very jealous from his brother .
Say ; He is very jealous of his brother

[Ref:englishclub.com]
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Daffodil International University

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 01:32:45 PM »
Madam, I hope you will continue this post. We can justify ourselves by this post.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 02:44:37 PM »
Dear Lima Miss

I am both surprised and happy to see your effort to make all learn things!! Carry on.
I will be your regular viewer.

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 03:29:14 PM »
Thank you Ashiq.

And special thanks to Ms. Fatema Madam for viewing my posting regular basis. I will try to continue.

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 04:50:30 PM »
So, he is good at English, not good in English
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 08:32:04 AM »
Dear Lima Miss,

Your effort is very praise worthy. We will be glad if you post more information about our common mistakes in this way. Thank you very much.

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010, 02:21:28 PM »
Dear Ms. Lima

Thank you very much for your useful posting. It will be of great help to our students
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010, 05:42:59 PM »
Common mistakes are very common to most of our students.It is high time we corrected students' mistakes in language skills.
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010, 09:11:31 AM »
we r looking forward 4 more.

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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010, 09:36:42 AM »
Please let me share a common mistake I see almost every day in our forum:
==== I agree , not I am agree ====
Do not say: I am agree to your point.
Say: I agree to your point.


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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2010, 12:02:30 PM »
Happy to see the good post of Lima Ms. We often make mistake of this sort in our daily conversation. If we are a bit careful we can easily overcome the difficulties.The tips I'm going to suggest are apparently simple but helpful, I think.( for the learners)
a. Help each other learn English.
b. Communicate in English as much and as long as possible.
c. Think why you need English and concentrate on studying what is most useful for you.
d. Read as much as possible everyday.
e. Write at least one page of English every day.
f.  Keep an organized notebook.
g. Listen to English( e.g. BBC English; VOA Special English) everyday.
h. Check your errors and keep a record of them.
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2010, 01:35:11 PM »
Dear irina Madam,

Thanks for your helpful posting.Although these are the points on which we always emphasize,still the way you have listed up them is superb.I think students will be benefited if they follow this checklist.

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Shamsi

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2010, 06:10:00 PM »
thank u Irina Madam,
The way you have presented these methods of learning English as well as developing pronunciation and vocabulary- they are obviously helpful for the learners. I hope the students should follow them.

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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2010, 03:10:41 PM »
We can avoid common mistakes through different ways: for speaking we can listen to BBC or VOA
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2010, 12:50:51 PM »
Irina Madam:

Thank you very much for important suggestion.

And dear all pls review my new topic ”English as a Second Language (ESL) Secret # 1” for more suggestion & knowledge.

Thank you.
Lima Khan
Sr. Coordination Officer
Daffodil International University