Category Archives: Common Mistakes

Speak vs. Talk

The two words ‘speak’ and ‘talk’ are synonyms and can very often used interchangeably. However there are some grammatical structures where only one of the two can be used. Let’s explore these today: The first thing to remember: Speak is often used in a more formal setting.  For example, in a work environment: “I would like to make an appointment

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The Elusive Word ‘It’

One of the most common mistakes I see from English learners is the absence of the word ‘it’. This word just appears magically in English sentences and corrections, doesn’t it?! Don’t worry, even advanced learners that I speak to still leave it out sometimes! Here is my little rule to help you remember. ‘It’ refers to a subject. If your sentence or

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