These are some of the most common errors in English made by students learning English as a foreign language. 

MISTAKE: He thinks in money all the time.

CORRECTION: He thinks about money all the time.

common errors in English

MISTAKE: People from South Africa is very friendly.

CORRECTION: People from South Africa are very friendly.

MISTAKE: We are 112 people in my company.

CORRECTION: There are 112 people in my company.

MISTAKE: It depends of my boss.

CORRECTION: It depends on my boss.

MISTAKE: Are you agree with me?

CORRECTION: Do you agree with me?

MISTAKE: He made me some very difficult questions in the interview.

CORRECTION: He asked me some very difficult questions in the interview.

MISTAKE: The annual conference is on May.

CORRECTION: The annual conference is in May.

MISTAKE: I did a mistake with the figures in the report.

CORRECTION: I made a mistake with the figures in the report.

MISTAKE: We need to focus in the current crisis.

CORRECTION: We need to focus on the current crisis.

MISTAKE: She’s the responsible of the marketing department.

CORRECTION: She’s the head of the marketing department.

MISTAKE: It’s on Tuesday, no?

CORRECTION: It’s on Tuesday, isn’t it?

MISTAKE: They did a business travel last month.

CORRECTION: They went on a business trip last month.

MISTAKE: She explained me the reasons for the budget cuts.

CORRECTION: She explained to me the reasons for the budget cuts.

MISTAKE: We did a big effort and were happy with the results.

CORRECTION: We made a big effort and were happy with the results.

MISTAKE: I can’t to see him because he is in Milan in a business trip.

CORRECTION: I can’t go see him because he is in Milan on a business trip.

MISTAKE: After to visit them we went back to the hotel.

CORRECTION: After visiting them we went back to the hotel.

MISTAKE: He’s going to call to his boss to get more information.

CORRECTION: He’s going to call his boss to get more information.

MISTAKE: Can you confirm me the date of the meeting?

CORRECTION: Can you confirm to me the date of the meeting?

MISTAKE: This night we’re going to the cinema.

CORRECTION: Tonight we’re going to the cinema.

MISTAKE: She took a coffee with her friends.

CORRECTION: She had coffee with her friends.

MISTAKE: I’m sorry but it doesn’t have sense to me.

CORRECTION: I’m sorry but it doesn’t make sense to me.

MISTAKE: His presentation was very similar than hers.

CORRECTION: His presentation was very similar to hers.

MISTAKE: We arrived to an agreement about our new company dress code.

CORRECTION: We reached an agreement about our new company dress code.

MISTAKE: He’s flying to Japan to make business.

CORRECTION: He’s flying to Japan to do business.

MISTAKE: I go out of work at 5.30pm.

CORRECTION: I leave work at 5.30pm.

MISTAKE: We pass a lot of time in meetings.

CORRECTION: We spend a lot of time in meetings.

MISTAKE: I like reading too much.

CORRECTION: I like reading so much. / I really like reading.

MISTAKE: She worked at Megatronic during 5 years.

CORRECTION: She worked at Megatronic for 5 years.

MISTAKE: She don’t find it.

CORRECTION: She can’t find it. / She didn’t find it.

MISTAKE: It’s very usual to have gazpacho in summer.

CORRECTION: It’s very common to have gazpacho in summer.

MISTAKE: Please wait for me, I have to take my jacket.

CORRECTION: Please wait for me, I have to get my jacket.

MISTAKE: Madrid is very different that Barcelona.

CORRECTION: Madrid is very different from Barcelona.

MISTAKE: I don’t hear you well.

CORRECTION: I can’t hear you well.

MISTAKE: What happen yesterday?

CORRECTION: What happened yesterday?

MISTAKE: Ok, here’s your order. Another thing?

CORRECTION: Ok, here’s your order. Anything else?

MISTAKE: She has 33 years old.

CORRECTION: She is 33 years old.

MISTAKE: The movie was very fun.

CORRECTION: The movie was very funny.

MISTAKE: Thanks for all.

CORRECTION: Thanks for everything.

MISTAKE: Do you know what is it?

CORRECTION: Do you know what it is?

MISTAKE: I used to live in Madrid, actually I am living in Paris.

CORRECTION: I used to live in Madrid, currently I am living in Paris.

MISTAKE: I am living here since August.

CORRECTION: I’ve been living here since August.

Avoid making these common errors in English.

If you are learning English, chances are that make at least some of these mistakes from time to time even if you have an advanced level. So how should you avoid making them? Simple, memorize these common errors in English as well as their corrections and they will be become a thing of the past!