English speaking mistakes

Avoiding common English speaking mistakesThe following English sentences are a small sample of some common English speaking mistakes. Recent English speaking mistakes made by real students from around the world.  Under each speaking mistake is the correct answer. My latest book ‘How to avoid common English speaking mistakes’ goes into a lot more detail and gives more examples of how to say this correctly.

  1. I heard on the grapevine (Not – I heard it in the grapevine)
    On the radio,  news, tv, grapevine
  2. When my mother cooks meat (Not a meat)
    When she cooks, talks, emails etc
  3. Tell me the answers (NotSay me the answers)
    Tell me the truth, the way, the time
  4. A large amount of news (Not – A large quantity of news)
    Amount of money, people, time

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