Do You Make These Mistakes in English?
It is common to hear “Roy is very much sorry”, instead of “Roy is sorry”. Some people say “I got an employment in a reputed company” or “I want to know as to why I have been fired”. They should say “I got employed into a reputed company” and “I want to know why I have been fired”. Still others confuse ‘stationery’ with ‘stationary’. ‘Stationery’ refers to writing materials and office supplies, as in ‘a stationery shop’. ‘Stationary’ means not moving as in ‘a stationary train’. Many people do not know how to spell common words like separate or agreeable. Many people mispronounce ‘heir’ (pronounced as ‘air’) or ‘honest’ (the ‘h’ is silent). Few know the correct use of comma: they write “David, who is short, and brown-haired was waiting for me”, where commas are misplaced. Another common mistake is “Neil and me went for a movie”, when it should be “Neil and I went for a movie.”