Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Common Mistakes

1) Noun: experience
Example:
✗ I know several people who have made the same experience.
✓ I know several people who have had the same experience.

2) Noun: friend
Example:
✗ I found it difficult to find friends and felt very lonely.
✓ I found it difficult to make friends and felt very lonely.

3) Noun: research
Example:
✗ It is impossible to make any research without the Internet.
✓ It is impossible to do any research without the Internet.

4) Noun: work
Example:
✗ Francesca makes her work very efficiently.
✓ Francesca does her work very efficiently.

5) Noun: mistake
Example:
✗ People often do the same mistakes.
✓ People often make the same mistakes.

6) Noun: survey
Example:
✗ I made a survey of the level of job satisfaction in our department.
✓ I carried out/did a survey of the level of job satisfaction in our department.

7) Noun: effort
Example:
✗ It is worth doing an effort to live a healthier life.
✓ It is worth making an effort to live a healthier life.

8) Noun: child/children/baby
Example:
✗ They married young, got two children, and led an ordinary life.
✓ They married young, had two children, and led an ordinary life.

9) Noun: business
Example:
✗ I spent two days in the office making business by phone.
✓ I spent two days in the office conducting/doing business by phone.

10) Noun: change
Example:
✗ They suggested doing some changes to the schedule.
✓ They suggested making some changes to the schedule.

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