Common Mistakes in English with Exercises by T. J. Fitikides, B.A., F.I.L.. 1 Senior English Master. The Pancyprian Gymnasium, Nicosia. Author of Key Words for. des, , Common Mistakes in English, Pearson at helping EFL and ESL learnersto correct the common mistakes to which they are. Common Mistakes in English New Edition by T. J. Fitikides, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Educational resources of the Internet – English. Pearson Education Limited, Focuses on typical student errors – words which are confused or misused – and how to avoid them.
Offers correct versions and explanations for more than typical errors. Completely updated to reflect modern English usage.
Lists and summaries covering specific grammatical points, plus everyday irregular verbs in all their forms. Preface to the Sixth Edition. It is now more than 60 years since this book was first published.
It has gone through many revisions, and additions have been made at different times in its history. With the millennium approaching it was decided that there were some points of usage which are no longer relevant and so this new edition has been prepared. The content has been completely reviewed in the light of modern English usage, and the typefaces and design up-dated for clarity. And yet the original concept and, indeed, most of the original mistakes listed, are still pertinent to students mistakds English even in the year This little book has sold several hundred thousand copies all over the world and seems likely to go on doing so.
The author’s note on how the book should be used is on page vii, with an addition for this edition.
Contents Part 1 Misused forms Using the wrong preposition 1 Misuse of the infinitive 13 Use of the wrong tense 18 Miscellaneous examples 28 Un-English expressions 40 Part 2 Incorrect omissions Omission of prepositions, 46 Miscellaneous examples 49 Part 3 Unnecessary words Unnecessary propositions 61 Unnecessary articles 63 Use of the infinitive 69 Miscellaneous examples 70 Part 4 Misplaced words Wrong position of adverbs 75 Miscellaneous examples 77 Part 5 Confused words Prepositions often confused 83 Verbs often confused 89 Adverbs often confused Adjectives often confused Nouns often confused Confusion vommon number Confusion of parts of speech Exercises Index Useful lists and summaries Have another look at Prepositions after certain words 14 Use of the gerund 19 Use of certain tenses 27 Negatives 37 Third person singular, simple present 50 Indefinite article 53 Verb TO BE 56 Definite article 68 Questions 79 Correct order of words 82 Use of certain prepositions 88 Use of will and shall Singular and plural Common Mistakes in English.
Offers correct versions and explanations for more than typical errors Completely updated to reflect modern English usage Lists and summaries covering specific grammatical points, plus everyday irregular verbs in all their t.j.fitikids. Preface to the Sixth Edition It is now more than 60 years since this book was first published.