Most Common Errors in English

layed vs laid

We saw the example of pay elsewhere. A similar thing happens when you change the tense of lay to its...

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ninty vs ninety

When you go from nine to ninety you do not drop the 'e'. And therefore it is ninety and not ninty. F...

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payed vs paid

When you change the tense of verbs ending with 'y', the 'y' changes to 'i' and the 'e' disappears. P...

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flys vs flies

Flies fly and a fly flies. So where is the confusion? No, flys is not listed in any dictionary and t...

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choose vs chose

Chose is the past tense of choose. That's all there is to it. Here is an example: You choose the shi...

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woman vs women

Never make a woman mad. Women can remember stuff that hasn't event happened yet. "Woman" is singula...

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fiance vs fiancee

If all goes well a man will marry his fiancee and if all goes well a woman will marry her fiance. Bo...

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began vs begun

Begun is the past participle and began is the simple past. Begun cannot be used without an auxiliary...

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gaurd vs guard

If you see an advertisement from "Tiger Security Gaurd Services", please ask them to guard their lan...

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notate vs note

If you say "Notate the date for the event", I will note the error in it. Use notate if you are refer...

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lense vs lens

Although the variant spelling “lense” is listed in some dictionaries,the standard spelling for those...

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